If you’re a DIYer or money saver debating whether or not to hire an interior designer, this is your guide to making the right decision for you.
I’m a financial adviser turned Colorado Springs interior designer who’s passionate about creating fresh, fabulous, and functional spaces that bring more joy and ease to your life.
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If you’re a DIYer considering taking on a remodel solo, then you’re probably also a Saver money personality. If you’re not sure what that means, check out my previous blog: Discovering your Money Personality will help you maintain a healthy relationship during a remodel.
You can take a quiz to discover yours and your spouse’s money personality and even get tips on how you can use your money personality to execute a harmonious remodel.
That blog produced dozens of insights and questions about how the different money personalities collaborate. I noticed that one of the most common and more challenging relationships within the money personalities needed to be unpacked—The relationship between a Saver Money Personality/ DIYer and The Interior Designer.
As a DIYer/ Saver, the idea of taking on a solo remodel probably sounds really exciting while also somewhat daunting. A remodel is a massive project with many moving parts; your choice to hire an interior designer will undoubtedly simplify and brighten your remodel. There are some challenges to be addressed, but awareness and a little mindset work are all it takes to make it happen!
This is a lot to think about on top of navigating the changes of a home remodel. As a DIYer/ Saver, you might think that doing it yourself will save you money, but if you think about the time you’ll spend on each task and the potential financial losses that can come from design errors, hiring an interior designer will likely save you money and increase the value of your total investment.
My 25+ years of experience as a financial advisor gives me a unique advantage when helping DIYers and Savers feel good about investing in their home. It’s my job to ensure my clients are happy, encouraged, and satisfied through their remodel process. Here’s everything you need to know about navigating a relationship with an Interior Designer as a DIYer/ Saver
Not all Savers—save—the same way (say that five times fast!) But here are some of the common attributes of a DIYer/ Saver Money Personality. See if any of these resonate with you, and take a look at some things to be aware of when planning a remodel.
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An interior designer introduces a lot of situations that can trigger a Saver/ DIYer’s money insecurities, which is why a Saver/ DIYer might be hesitant to hire an interior designer. But, ultimately, your interior designer is your biggest ally and security system during your remodel. They’re there to bring your vision to life while helping you enjoy the process.
Communication and Mindset.
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A remodeling project can feel joyful and exciting as a DIYer/ Saver. Being supported by a professional only makes the entire process easier. Helping couples create their dream home is my passion, so I hope this blog helped you in your decision to hire an interior designer.
With all of my clients, I bring creativity, intuition, sensitivity, and 25+ years as a financial advisor and business owner to the table.
My experience in financial advising and diverse career background gives me a unique perspective and advantage when working with diverse money personalities.
My number one goal is to get you the absolute most out of your investment, all while making it as fun, exciting, and joyful as possible!
My style is modern with a twist on traditional, functional and fabulous, and personality infused. Together we’ll uncover your home’s full potential and create a home you love. If you’re looking for a savvy, supportive, and experienced professional to help make your house your dream home, reach out to me today! Let’s talk about what I can do for you.
Bethany Palmer is the bubbly and optimistic genius behind Interiors By Bethany. Her bright and encouraging attitude brings fun to the home renovation process while alleviating stress and worry for her clients. Bethany has a gift for managing not only the moving parts of these remodels and renovations—but the roller coaster of emotions that can happen for her clients along the way. She’s an enthusiastic team player who advocates for her clients down to the very last detail, living her motto: Make it happen.
She has a knack for turning every obstacle into an opportunity. Her meticulous attention to detail and organizational skills make her clients feel like they’re always in good hands.
Bethany is the co-creator of The Money Couple, a focused solution for the conflicts couples face time and time again during a remodeling. Her 25+ years of experience in financial advising allows her to offer her clients a unique set of skills and support through all the financial aspects that couples navigate through the remodeling process.
She offers trusted guidance and expertise that make her clients feel comfortable and confident with every aspect of a home remodel renovation and decorating project.
Bethany respects the need for simplicity, practicality, and timeless finishes with pops of color and elegance to create fabulous and functional spaces.
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