I always thought that hiring an Interior Designer was the preserve of the famous and super rich. With high profile Interior Designers like Kelly Hoppen on Dragon’ Den, investing her millions in up and coming entrepreneurs, I automatically thought that she must be worth a bob or two to be able to do that, so she must charge a lot for her services. And yes, the high profile Interior Design guru’s like Kelly and Celia Sawyer off Channel 4’s “Four Rooms”, another example of an interior designer who has made and charges a lot of money, the impression is that hiring an interior designer is the preserve of Victoria Beckham looking to buy a table made by Tibetan monks.
But that is not the case. A good local interior designer can be hired for just a few hundred pounds, many offer an initial consultation for free or for just a nominal fee, and can turn your house into a palace on anyone’s budget.
With house prices rising, along with the cost of moving, added to the difficulty of finding the house that you want in the location you want to live in, many home owners are turning to an interior design service to make more out of their current home, and to utilize the space better.
Swindon based Quad Group, an architect and design company, have launched a new interior design service via their website http://www.improve-dontmove.co.uk/ with the tag line “Don’t move, improve!” The ethos behind the new website being if you like where you live, but need more space, then don’t move, improve your current home.
Their interior design service will assist you in making the most out of your current space, and help you to utilize the layout better, to create more space. They also offer a design and build service should you wish to add an extension, whether that be on the side of your home or underneath, they will be able to help with every step of the design and construction of your conversion or extension.
Using an interior designer does not always mean spending large amounts of money on a table or sofa, many interior designers will have access and knowledge of bespoke and smaller providers of carpets, furniture and paints not normally available at the major “Curtains R Us” and “Carpet world” superstores, and in many cases they will be able to match, if not beat, the multinational suppliers.
Gary Madgwick, director of Quad Group, told us that the thoughts behind setting up the http://www.improve-dontmove.co.uk/ arm of the business was to make interior design accessible to the general public who may have thought that it was the preserve of the wealthy. “Our interior design service can supply fabrics, furniture, carpets and paint to meet whatever budget you have whether it be a residential or commercial project, and with our offices in Oxford, Swindon and Devizes, we are able to provide Interior Design in Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire.”
The company is primarily focussed along the M4 corridor, with London, Bath and Bristol a particular area of interest for the company to move into and expand their interior design services and expertise.
http://www.improve-dontmove.co.uk/ are currently offering a 50% discount on an initial interior design no obligation consultation with one of their experienced interior design professionals.