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Why DIY isn’t the Smartest Thing for Your First Apartment’s Interior Design

It isn’t uncommon to consider designing your first home’s interiors all by yourself; after all, you’ve worked towards it for a few years now and have a clear idea of what you want your dream home to look like. In fact, with a host of companies in and around cities like Gurgaon offering ready-made furniture and modular fitouts that can be customized to your taste, you believe DIY can be a fulfilling interior designing experience.

However, there are a host of factors involved when it comes to flawless interior design that you have quite likely overlooked if you have just purchased your first home in a city like Gurgaon. In fact, these are the very reasons why some of the most successful and busy professionals in Gurgaon prefer end-to-end  interior designing services which comes with reliability and expertise.

Here are top 4 reasons why DIY often doesn’t result in a satisfying interior designing experience for first home owners in Gurgaon:

interior designer in gurgaonExhaustive vendor management and follow-ups

Unless you sign up for exclusive end-to-end interior designing services, you are going to end up following up with close to a dozen different vendors for various requirements. This is true even for ready-made online solutions. For instance, you will need a different vendor for electricals or lighting fixtures or flooring or even if you opt for a ready-to-fix modular kitchen. Rooms in the house, including the dresser area, will require their own set of vendors. And so on.

If you have spent more than a year in and around Gurgaon, you will be familiar with how notorious vendors are when it comes to timelines, quality of work, and taking ownership of their work. Ironically, even if you opt for plug-and-play solutions sold online, they will connect you to the same set of local craftsmen for assembly and related tasks.

Considering more first-time home buyers are double-income families, it is close to impossible to find the required amount of time and energy in dealing with such vendors, resulting in months of delay.

Learn how Native Sutra ensures your home’s end-to-end interior design solutions in guaranteed 6 weeks.

Little practical design experience

Visualizing your dream home to look a certain way and actually doing your home interiors are two different things. You need to balance between form and functionality and consider materials and systems that will serve the test of time basis your usage style, weather, environment, natural light and other factors that are exclusive to your home.

You also need to consider the ergonomics of all your Instagram fantasies; is it wise to build a coffee area in your balcony given Gurgaon’s weather and seasons? Or is that best saved for when you have a spacious deck with a partial roof? How do you integrate white goods into the kitchen design considering most of references you find online are borrowed from the West – you would rather invest in building a modern and practical kitchen using best of materials available in the country. You are likely to overlook minute and practical considerations due to lack of professional experience, time constraints, overwhelmingness of the task at hand, and more when it comes to doing the interiors for your home in a city like Gurgaon.

Hear how Native Sutra’s intelligent approach and interior designing services in Gurgaon helped these residents. 

Scoping challenges

When it comes to end-to-end interior design solutions, scoping is the most critical job. While you may refer to various checklists for the same, chances are you will still miss out on certain details which are applicable on a case-to-case basis if you opt for a DIY approach.

For example, when planning for bathrooms, you might miss out on considering ventilation and exhaust ducts. Similarly, while finalizing the wardrobes, you might overlook in-built lights which can be very useful to see things clearly. At a cumulative level, overlooking such details can also translate into a budgeting and timeline nightmare, not to mention renegotiations with vendors.

On the other hand, an end-to-end professional interior designing service provider can help you sharpen your vision, arrive at a detailed scope, and tweak it basis your budget and several other priorities.

Learn how Native Sutra ensures a detailed scope and zero pricing fluctuation model for their clients in Gurgaon.

Missing the bigger picture and evaluating returns 

Since planning your first home’s interiors is an overwhelming exercise, all the more so if you opt for a DIY approach, it is quite likely that you will miss the woods for the tress. Considering any changes in your lifestyle for the next 3 to 5 years and ensuring parts of the interiors can be upgraded after two or three years without disturbing the entire interiors are two such obvious examples.

You might also end up making the wrong compromises in order to stick to your budget; an expert can help you rationalize which choices will deliver greater utility value as well as property safety and appreciation. For instance, it might be wise to save on lighting fixtures which can easily be upgraded later but instead, go all out on investing in smart home technology.

To conclude, having a clear vision of how you want your new home to look isn’t all that you require for a satisfying interior designing experience. It requires careful evaluation of choices, meticulous project management, technical expertise that a trained architect can offer, and several other skills that a DIY approach simply cannot bring to the table. It is therefore recommended that you look for end-to-end interior designing services where professionals are willing to co-create solutions with you, elevating your vision with their expertise.

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