As many of you may already know over the past few months, I’ve been participating in a “blog off” hosted by elocal USA – the Nation’s #1 Online Directories. This series brings interior designers/ bloggers and home professionals together to discuss the hot trends and topics in the world of home improvement and design while providing useful information and engaging conversation to you (the homeowner). This week’s Blog Off Question: When and Why Should a Homeowner Hire a Home Professional? Click here to Find out! If you’re planning on a home renovation, design project or simple updates to your home this summer – then isn’t it time to take those necessary steps to turn your vision into a reality? I realize that some folks feel the DIY route is for them (thinking it’s a money saver) where others aren’t clear on the true value and expertise we professionals offer or even which professional to hire for a particular project. Depending on the scope and size of your home project, hiring the right design or trade professional will not only guide you through the decision-making process easily – but save you substantial time and money in the process. Hiring the right home specialist eliminates any planning disasters and logistical nightmares that tend to come with home improvement and design projects. Q: So why hire an Interior Design Professional? A: To create the “best” possible solution for your design dilemma! Your home has a heart and soul. Shouldn’t it be treated with the same respect and dignity you deserve? Stay Inspired! I encourage you leave questions or comments below this post, and fill out the form on the right hand side of this page to receive your free copy of my special report: “15 Money Saving Strategies When Planning Your Home Renovation” Article by Lori Gilder, Architectural Interior Designer, Los Angeles, Ca. © 2011 Lori Gilder. Interior Makeovers Inc.