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Consumers planning to carry out home improvement work such as the installation of kitchen extensions or conservatories may be tempted to involve an interior designer.
News provider CNN gives a number of hints and tips on how best to work with such an individual, explaining that a good designer has the potential to save months of hunting around for product samples and carrying out other research.
It adds that they can carry out a range of duties, such as acting as a sounding board for ideas to being more hands-on and buying paint and fabric, supervising a job and scheduling an installation.
The provider concludes by suggesting an interview with potential designers to see if they can appreciate their clients tastes.
In related news, the British Interior Design Association recently suggested that the use of wall illumination can help a room appear more spacious, explaining that fittings called wall washers can create a sense of height in a room with a low ceiling.