Frequently Asked Questions
Why Should I Hire An Interior Designer?
Do you desire a beautiful home but don’t have the time, energy or know-how to achieve one? An Interior Designer not only makes a room look beautiful, they help their clients by providing direction from beginning to end, saving them time, money and headaches.
They take into account the function of the space or spaces, traffic flow, ease of use, proper lighting, finishes, safety and other considerations unique to the space. They help with setting priorities within their client’s budget and have access to trade only resources, often saving the client money.
And an Interior Designer does the legwork for you – visiting showrooms, specifying furniture and fixtures, creating mood boards for you to choose from, deals with procurement, etc., leaving you with the extra time to focus on other things!
When Should I Hire An Interior Designer?
For new builds, we suggest you hire an interior designer before or around the time of hiring an architect, builder or general contractor. Knowledgeable designers are able to enhance the project and ensure that you receive the end result that mirrors your dreams.
For remodels, we suggest you hire an interior designer as soon as you know that you want to reimagine your current space. If you are furnishing or decorating, but not building, hire an interior designer as soon as you are ready to start saving time and money.
How Much Does It Cost To Fully Furnish A Room?
It all comes down to the scale and size of the room. An average size living room can cost between $30K - $65k. This includes furniture, décor, chandelier, lamps, custom throw pillows, rug, custom art, and custom drapery. Primary bedrooms are estimated between $20K and $40K, secondary bedrooms $10K to $15K. Please note that pricing is an average and does not include design fees.
Determining your budget is a key component, so be prepared to talk about an overall budget. If you need help setting a budget, we are happy to guide you through the process of establishing one.
How Much Does A Consultation Cost?
Our initial consultation cost is $500 for up to 2 hours. After this, we will determine which package is best for you based on your goals and budget.
How Much Can I Expect To Pay In Design Fees?
Because each project is unique, we need time to discuss your vision for the project and the scope of work, after which we will be happy to prepare a Fee Proposal for you. Generally, you can expect additional costs to be 10-15% of your overall budget.