Whether you need a designer for your renovation depends on the scope and complexity of your project, as well as your own comfort level with design and project management. Here are some things to consider:

Benefits of hiring a designer:

Expertise and experience: Designers have the knowledge and experience to create functional, beautiful, and safe spaces. They can help you with space planning, color selection, material selection, and furniture selection.

Fresh ideas and creativity: Designers can help you to see the potential in your space and come up with creative solutions that you may not have considered on your own.

Project management: Designers can help you to stay on budget and on schedule. They can also manage the communication between you and the contractor.

Peace of mind: Hiring a designer can take a lot of the stress out of the renovation process. They can handle all of the design decisions and project management for you.

Cons of hiring a designer:

Cost: Hiring a designer can add to the overall cost of your renovation project.

Loss of control: If you are someone who likes to be in control of every aspect of a project, you may find it difficult to give up control to a designer.

Here are some questions to ask yourself to help you decide if you need a designer:

What is the scope of my renovation project? For small, cosmetic renovations, you may be able to do it yourself. For larger, more complex renovations, you may be better off hiring a designer.

Do I have a clear vision for what I want? If you don't have a clear vision for your renovation, a designer can help you to develop one.

Do I have the time and energy to manage a renovation project? Renovation projects can be time-consuming and stressful. If you don't have the time or energy to manage the project yourself, you may want to hire a designer.

What is my budget? Get quotes from a few different designers to see how much their services will cost.

Ultimately, the decision of whether or not to hire a designer is up to you.  If you are on the fence, it may be helpful to consult with a few designers to get a better sense of what they can offer you.