If you are renovating your bathroom, it is important that you hire a professional such as an architect, interior designer and interior decorator to help you design the layout of your bathroom or review your remodeling plan if already have one. Some home owners confused these professionals and are not able to differentiate their services. They are not the same and do not perform the same services. It is important that you know the difference between them. Knowing the difference between them will help you to know whose services you need and when to hire them. Read on to know what each person does.
There is the tendency for some people to confuse an architect with an interior designer. An architect is a person that draws and designs the entire building including the electrical, structural, heating mechanical systems, air-conditioning, ventilating systems and the structure of the building. In other words, they have engineering and technical skills. However, it does not fall within the scope of your function to advise you on the right type of materials to use, planning of the layout or the placement of the various features in the home such as installation of bathroom accessories and fixtures. Some architects can supervise with the construction of a building though they are not building contractors.
An interior designer
An interior designer is a person whose function it is to design the interior decoration of the various rooms in a home including the kitchen, bathroom, closet, bedroom and living room. He does not help with engineering details and thus cannot supervise the building of a house. But unlike the architect, he can advise you on the best items and materials to install in your home that will suit its design. The plan how the rooms in your home will look like taking their design into consideration. In other words, they architect plans only the structure but the designer plans the placement and installation of various accessories and items in the home. The designer plans the functionality of the furniture and fittings in your home. But he does specialize in matching color and arranging them to create an impressive visual interest.
An Interior decorator
For some people out there, interior decorators and interior designers are the same. It is just a play on word. But in actual fact, they are not the same and they perform different functions. An interior decorator is a person decorate the interior of your home including bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, living room loft and other parts of the room. Unlike an interior designer, he pays attention to artistic effect and color combination. He applies his knowledge of furniture resources and color swatches to create a visual appealing home. He finds the right items and furniture that will match with the color and design of your home decor. Unlike the designer, he is not concerned with the lighting, acoustics and temperature of the room.
You now know the difference between these professionals. However, owing to fact these professions are closely related, you may find one combining the functions of the other. For example, it is possible to find an interior designer performing the function of an interior decorator just as you can find an architect performing the function of a builder.