Courtesy of Ian Thompson
Volume 11 Number 6
TRANSPARENTPRICINGININTERIORDESIGN There was a time when hiring an interior designer was out of the average homeowner ’s price range. Not only did designers charge hourly rates for their services, but if the finishes they suggested were high end, they could be unrealistic for average budgets. But that’s all changing thanks to interior designers now offering a range of services for a single, transparent price. For a flat fee of anywhere from $100 to $1000, homeowners can hire a designer online. In this scenario, the
designer will work with the homeowner via email or telephone to come up with a list of items required to achieve the desired look. For those who still want a designer to be with them ever y step of the way – including during the purchasing and staging phase – there are design professionals who charge a rate based on the space’s
square footage. This means the number is set at the beginning and the homeowner knows exactly what they ’ll be paying their designer. Designers who operate under this payment model believe
it creates a level of trust from the get go as client and p r o f es s i ona l bo t h know exactly how much money is going to change hands.
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