Believe it or not, there is as much responsibility on you as on the interior designer you wish to hire. First, you need to have a couple of things sorted out before you go down that road. And yes, a budget is on top of the list. Let me put it this way, have you ever walked into a supermarket with the intention of getting your groceries for free!!I honestly hope not. You need to have a budget allocated for the interior designer’s fees as well as for the fascinating design experience you are about to have.
Deciding on the spaces you wish to refurbish or recreate, is also one of the important things you need to consider carefully. Only because some of those spaces might be intertwined together. Which means that the design and feel of those spaces need to work together.
To get the most out of any interior design professional, you need to let them know what you want exactly, and to be transparent with them concerning what your needs are, your living habits, and your expectations. That will make it very easy for both of you, which will eventually ease the way for the decision-making process. Yes, believe it or not, you are expected to make a lot of decisions throughout this process. Knowing what you want will ease the way for you to decide on the design, materials, etc.
Let me put it this way, working with an interior designer is a very personal experience. The clearer, more dedicated and determined you are the more successful and fruitful the outcomes would be.
If there is one good advice to give it would be to embark on this journey with an open mind. Accept new ideas and suggestions from your interior design professional. This by far could be one of the most interesting, life changing, and educational experiences you would have.
Enjoy it and make your time and money worthwhile:)