Have you ever wanted to work with a professional interior designer, but didn’t have the budget? Now you can get expert design advice and support a good cause at the same time.

Through the end of April, you can meet with participating members of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Arizona North Chapter, who donate their time, for the low rate of $75 an hour (appointments have a two-hour maximum). Proceeds from the annual “Design for Hire” public awareness campaign will fund the chapter’s student design scholarships and educational programs.

What do you get in return? You’ll be paired with a professional interior designer based on the project you’d like to work on, be it your bathroom, kitchen, bedrooms, or any other space, where you live, and other parameters. The designer will, in turn, help you evaluate the space, determine a plan, and make suggestions on products, finishes, and materials.

The program was created to help homeowners who have never had the opportunity to work with a professional interior designer before see how hiring one can make a difference. According to ASID’s website, their designers can not only make your space look great, but also improve its function. They’re trained to help design spaces that enhance your life.

You can sign up online to take advantage of this program or send an email. To make the most of your time with the interior designer, first determine how you want to use the space. Next, sit down with a stack of magazines and books or starting pinning away, and note what you like. You may want to bookmark photos or print out pictures from the Internet to show the designer.

Taking these steps before your meeting will help you make the best use of the limited time you have with the designer.

Creating the perfect design for your home is also a step in the right direction if you’re thinking of selling your home anytime soon. Feel free to give me a call with any questions about how changing up your design can increase your home’s value and put you on the path to a new Scottsdale dream home.

Don Matheson
Realtor | Founder
The Matheson Team – RE/MAX Fine Properties
21000 N. Pima Rd., #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85255