Home Services Guidelines and Best Practices

Interior Design

Interior Design guidelines, FAQs and unit pricing information

January 2014

Are you looking for independent, trustworthy advice about Interior Design? Do you need to understand common installation options? If your project calls for Interior Design work, the following guidelines and best practices will help you understand: Is a subcontractor really necessary for Interior Design work? Will a permit be required? What are common problem areas? How much will Interior Design labor cost? What are the important Interior Design quality checks that should be included in the work requirements?

Interior Design - Frequently Asked Questions

What is a fair price for Interior Design?Costs vary with project size, job quality and time of year. For typical Interior Design expect to pay between $894.00 to $2,980.00 for each design plan. Additional fees are typically charged for small projects or rush jobs.
Is a permit needed for Interior Design work?Your Interior Design project may require design approval and/or permits from your local building authority. Verify requirements with your local building department before any Interior Design work starts, particularly for ay structural or systems (plumbing, electrical, HVAC) projects.
Is it worth using a professional to perform Interior Design work?A skilled professional can produce cohesive, inspirational designs that improve the livability, enjoyment, emotional appeal and long term resale value of any space.
Is Interior Design something that I can do myself?The typical Interior Design project involves tasks that are best performed by experienced professionals. Good quality Interior Design requires considerable experience, skill and attention to detail. Do it yourself mistakes are noticeable, may be difficulty to remedy and may actually reduce the market value of the project and your home.
How many days are typically required to complete the Interior Design work?This work can be completed in 5 to 15 days.

Interior Design - Options, Quality Checks and Important Details

Use the list below to document your expectations for level of detail and finish quality for Interior Design. Make sure that relevant information is included in any written contracts or work orders on your project. Before any Interior Design work begins, review the checklist with the service provider. Tie payments to satisfactory completion of this checklist.

Interior Design - Work Milestones and Project Reminders

The following list summarizes work tasks commonly performed during Interior Design. These tasks help ensure proper completion of the design plans work and compliance with common manufacturer and vendor warranty requirements. Make sure that either you or your service provider takes responsibility for each of these tasks. All service provider task responsiblities should be clearly called out in the written contract or work orders.



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