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Question DetailsAsked on 6/19/2013

pricing how do most work hourly wage or percentage of purchase'sother advice when looking to hire interior designer

Pricing when it is for entire home. Hourly? percentage of purchase's? What to ask

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Interior designers usually work by the hour, but for a whole-house redesign would probably agree to a flat rate, plus hourly for any time spent going around looking at furnishings and finishes with you. Normally they woudl want hourly, becasue it is a give and take and go-around business, and they cannot anticipate how many revisions and changes inthe plan it will take tillyou are satisfied with the plan and end result.

You do NOT want it to be a percentage of expenditures - if you want to go that route, I will do the interior design for you for 1% of total cost - I can see about $25 million in furnishings and upgrades necessary, so please pay me a quarter million. Seriously, you do not want any incentive on the designer's part to jack up the cost of the remodel just to inflate his/her commission. That is about as honest as Real Estate agents charging as a percentage, when the workk they do on a $200,000 house is not that much less than on a $20 million house, and some houses almost sell themselves while fixer-uppers take a lot of selling effort, but they get 5 or 6 % or more regardless.

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