How Much Money Will You Need for Your Design Project?


If you have ever wondered about hiring an interior designer for your home, the first question you may ask is “how much is this going to cost me?”. Finding answers can be difficult, but we’re here to provide you the answers! 

Your project will consist of

  1. Design fees: We use a Flat-Fee Billing process. This means we provide a set design fee, based on the size and complexity of your project. We provide this quote following the initial visit. From there, we will collect a deposit up front, then set install payment dates so you don’t have to pay it all at once.
  2. Furnishing budget: This is exactly what it sounds like! This budget includes your furniture, lighting, window, wall treatments, and accessories. Let’s use a living room that is 250 square feet as an example:
  • E-design Service
  • A good budget would be: $70/sq. ft = $17500
  • A better budget would be: $115/sq. ft = $28750
  • The best budget would be: $200/sq. ft = $50000
  • Full Service
  • A good budget would be: $100/sq. ft = $25000
  • A better budget would be: $155/sq. ft = $38750
  • The best budget would be: $225/sq. ft = $56250

Don’t know the difference between full service and e-design? Download our information packet here!

Depending on your project scope, your project may consist of:

  1. Subcontractor fees: painting, hanging art, electrician, wallpapering (we will assist you in acquiring bids for these jobs)
  2. Receiver fees: if you’re doing a Full Service Project you will also pay receiver fees, which gives you the peace of mind to not have to deal with the receiving, inspecting, storing, trash removal, and moving of all furniture on install day.

When considering your design service, this is a good guide to understanding the cost of your project. Let us know if you have any questions by contacting us today, we’d love to come alongside you for your next project! 

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