An interior designer and a carpenter are often perceived as interchangeable artisans by the untrained eyes. Yet this cannot be farther from the truth! Traditionally, carpenters have been our go-to person for household woodwork like creation of wooden cabinets, almirahs, drawers, housing frames etc. An interior designer, on the other hand, specializes in the planning and designing of residential and commercial spaces to aid aesthetics and functionality. Both are skilled in their own right but have stark differences in their job roles that make them poles apart.
A dream home is an ultimate aspiration for many and choosing the right person to build the home is as arduous as the actual activity of construction or renovation. Interior Designing, being a relatively upcoming fad, is still a myth to many who believe that it is the modern namesake for the ubiquitous carpenter. Such people still bet their loyalty and money on a customary carpenter whenever they need any construction related assistance for their homes or offices. Another school of thought exists that associates an interior designer with an obsession of the rich and the elite and these people would rather not spend their precious time and money on these so –called demonstrations of pomp and flamboyance. For them, a carpenter has the requisite skills ranging from building the framework of their house to the ornate detailing on their wooden work.