Do I need an architect or an interior designer for my home renovation project?

Architects Vs Interior Designers – what’s would be the better option for your project? When it comes to home design, the good news is that there are a variety of professionals out there who are going to be able to help you to make sure that your home is as perfect as you want it to be: architects and interior designers are on top of this list.

Whilst there are fundamental differences between the two professional services, it is easy to confuse the two; after all, they are responsible for helping you with your house.

This means a common question to ask is do I need an architect or an interior designer? To help you to work this out (and to know whether or not you have the right one) here is our answer to this question.

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Architects Vs Interior designers: Let’s know the basics

An architect is going to be able to help when the work that you need is focused on the outside of the building, the outer shell. This includes things such as the external walls and also the roof too.

An interior designer is going to focus on the work that is inside the house. Not only does this cover the design, but also those key finishing touches such as the furniture that you choose and any fabrics that you may choose too. 

These are two cut-and-dry situations whereby you may find it easier to see which of the options is going to fit best with your needs. However, some grey areas can make it even trickier to identify what is going to be the right choice for you.

An interior designer will usually be a better choice than an architect if you are planning on renovating the interiors of your entire house.

These are two cut-and-dry situations whereby you may find it easier to see which of the options is going to fit best with your needs. However, some grey areas can make it even trickier to identify what is going to be the right choice for you.

Architects Vs Interior designers: Let’s talk about grey areas

You will find that some architects could also offer services where they focus on the interior aspects of the property rather than only working on the more external structural elements.

However, an interior designer will usually be a better choice if you are planning on renovating the interiors of your entire house. Whilst this does not require the exterior of the property to be worked on, it will need someone who can think about a property’s layout and also manage the large-scale project that comes with renovating space.

Interior designers have the added value of knowing how to balance the practical with the aesthetical considerations – they will see beyond the walls and give you a more wholesome vision of your space.

Whilst architects can have a good understanding of the space and practical considerations. Interior designers have the added value of knowing how to balance the practical with the aesthetical considerations – they will see beyond the walls and give you a more wholesome vision of your space.

This is also true if you are planning on knocking down or removing any interior walls, to make for an open space that really embraces this type of living. 

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Speaking of Interiors example of a 2D rendered elevations for an open plan space kitchen ,living room and dining room for a project based in Clapham North.

If you’re considering refurbishing you flat and would like to consult an expert to discuss your options or get an estimate – We want to hear all about it!

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Speaking of Interiors is a boutique studio in Clapham, London specialising in versatile and affordable interior design solutions for residential and commercial projects.

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