Interior Designer

Services, costs and hiring best practices - proven tips for getting great Interior Design Service

August 2020

When hiring and working with an Interior Designer, every homeowner needs to know: What services does an Interior Designer commonly provide? What is the best way to find good prospects? What should I look for when I interview the Interior Designer? And most importantly, how do I make sure that the Interior Design Service is done right?

Use the following information to understand your options, make good decisions and get quality work at a fair price.

Interior Designer - FAQ

Q How do I get good Interior Design Service work at a fair price?

A First, decide on ALL product / service options. Compile a list of work and quality requirements. Have at least 2 qualified pros complete detailed bids on the work. Use a written contract that ties payment to verifiable results.

Q What should I expect to pay for Interior Design Service?

A Most Interior Design Service work is quoted at a fixed price, for specific service(s) or deliverables. The underlying hourly rate for an Interior Designer ranges from $97 to $145 in most parts of the country. Usually, a minimum fee will be charged, which represents 1.5 - 2 hours of effort. In some cases, the quoted job price may be negotiable, particularly if other work is performed by the Interior Designer.

Q Do I need to use a licensed Interior Designer for my job?

A You should use a licensed Interior Designer for any work that exceeds $500. To check an Interior Designer's license status, search the telephone directory or online for your state's professional license board or department. Contact the licensing authority to check license status and history by the name of the business or individual.

Q Should I use an insured Interior Designer for my project?

A Your Interior Designer should carry adequate liability insurance for work related damages. Your Interior Designer should also have workman's compensation insurance for job related injury or health risks.

Q Does my Interior Designer need to be bonded?

A A bond is generally not required for Interior Design Service.


Interior Designer - Common Projects

An experienced Interior Designer can handle a number of jobs, troubleshooting situations and repairs. The list below summarizes common Interior Design Services. Follow the appropriate links below to learn more about cost, options and quality requirements:

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