Cost to hire a Interior Designer on Bidvine

£35 - £50

National average price

£35 - £50  National average range
£35 - £50

£35

£50

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How much does an interior designer cost?

May 03, 2019

Having an expert interior designer help you to update your home will allow you to make the most of your space! A specialist interior design will evaluate your home, listen to your needs and requirements, and give you options on how to optimise your home, to make it both beautiful and functional.

Price of interior design will vary widely in costs, depending on the goals for your project. A full home transformation will be more costly than small updates to your rooms.

Below we will cover some considerations you need to make when considering hiring an interior design expert for your home, and some of the factors which will affect the pricing of your interior design.

Considerations

What do you want? It’s crucial to start thinking about what you want from your space in terms of interior design. What are you hoping to achieve? How many rooms do you want designing? What is your home like at the moment and what transformations are you looking for? What features do you want in each room? What is the current condition of your space – are there any repairs that need carrying out to get your home ready?

Interior design services include:

  • - Planning
  • - Transforming the layout of your space
  • - Paint colour considerations
  • - Furniture
  • - Flooring
  • - Lighting
  • - Window treatments
  • - Accessories

An expert interior designer will work with you to provide a price breakdown in accordance with your wishes.

Budget

Another thing you need to think about before you get started is what your budget is. Careful planning will ensure that you can get the renovations you need without the stress of going over your budget. An expert interior designer will be able to help you break down the costs.

Goals

Your goals for interior design will help to inform what work you need doing. Do you want a complete transformation of your rooms or just small updates? Are you preparing to sell your house, or looking to alter your living space to make it more functional?

Materials

The materials that you will need will affect the price of your interior design work. And this again comes back to your goals – what are you planning to do with your project? If you are planning a complete renovation, then you’ll need renovation supplies. If you are just looking for a quick update, you may need to just factor in the costs for new furniture

Rooms to Design

Clearly one of the most important considerations is which and how many rooms you want to renovate. The more rooms you have renovated, the higher the costs. But this will add value to your home, both in terms of its financial value, and your quality of life by having a relaxing and functional space.

Kitchen

The costs of renovating your kitchen will depend on your goals. For larger spaces, you want to ensure that the space is balanced. For smaller spaces, optimising storage and creating more surface space is key. Furniture such as kitchen islands are timeless and create a social space in the kitchen.

Does the layout need redesigning so that you can cook more easily in the kitchen? Do you want to update the flooring and appliances to make your space more inviting? Do you need to have the plumbing or electricals updating? Do you have children and pets to consider or any ergonomic needs? Are you right- or left-handed?

Perhaps you just need a few areas of your kitchen updating so that you have more storage. You can make the most of having an expert designer if you have an idea of what you want to get out of a kitchen update.

Bathroom

You may be looking to entirely renovate your bathroom, or just to make some smaller updates. Upgrades to a bath or shower can add value to your property and give you a room to unwind properly in. If you opt to replace your tiles, the cost of material can vary from cheaper, white mosaic style marble, to beautiful but more costly Dolomite stone. Looking at your options with an expert designer and prioritising your goals can help you make the most of your budget.

Bedrooms

Peaceful and tranquil bedrooms can increase the value of your home, as well as make your private space a beautiful place to live and relax. A change to the colours of the walls and soft furnishings can give your bedroom a bright and airy feel. Updating the furniture can help to optimise the storage in your bedrooms. If you have children, a change of layout and colours can create a space to stimulate their creativity. Think about what kind of flooring you are looking for as well. Do you want some old carpets replacing or do you want to make a move to wooden flooring to make the room feel more spacious?

Living Room

Comfort is key and a well-designed living room is a space that you want to spend time in. An expert designer can help you to optimise your living area by helping you to select the right layout and soft, comfortable furniture that will work in the room.

Another consideration in the living room is the lighting. Dimmer switchers can alter the mood of your room to suit your activities in the room.

Home Office

Office design has been proven to improve productivity and help with a positive attitude. A balance of form and function is the key to a well-designed home office. If you work from home, having a space that’s conducive to working will give you real value. Think about the lighting, layout and furniture selection when considering interior design for your office.

Time

Longer and more complex projects can be more costly. If you are only looking at small updates, the project will take less time and will not be as expensive.

Experience of Interior Designer

Naturally, you need an interior designer with expertise. Prioritising quality over price is key – that may mean doing less if your budget is tighter. There is nothing to be gained from poor interior design, whilst great interior design will improve your quality of life and home’s value.

But how to choose the right designer?

Make sure that you check out their portfolio with images of past projects. As well, check their references and reviews. Reviews of interior designers on Bidvine can help you to ensure that you are choosing someone trustworthy.

Location

Prices tend to be higher in more expensive areas and larger cities. Keep in mind that hiring local will provide pricing you are familiar with and is a more cost-effective option as your interior designer won’t need to travel as far.

Additional Home Improvement Services to Consider

Based on your goals, you may need different services. Some interior designers will simply provide the design and you can source your own services, such as a handyman, home renovation professional, painter, furniture assembler, and so on. To help you compare costs and plan your budget we've included some of the most popular home improvement services in the handy chart below!

Home Improvement Service
Average Hourly Rate
Handyman
£20
Home Renovator
£20
Painter
£16
Furniture Assembler
£20

Summary

The key to pricing interior design is by deciding what you want to achieve with your updates or renovation. The tasks that you need doing, the number of rooms you want designing, and the materials and accessories will all affect the price of interior design for your home.

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