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Choosing an interior designer to help redesign and/ or decorate your home? Don’t become overwhelmed with making the right choice because we will provide you with questions that you need to ask an interior designer before hiring them.
Ask for Their Portfolio
One of the first things you need to do before deciding on hiring an interior designer is ask them about their portfolio. The portfolio will detail all of the work that they’ve done in the past through pictures.
Viewing their portfolio will give you a better idea of the type of decorating that the designer specializes in. From there, you can decide whether their design aesthetic fits the needs and wants that you have for your home.
Do You Have References?
If the designer doesn’t have a readily available portfolio to provide, the next best thing you can ask for is references. These are reviews from people who have worked with the designer in the past or may have hired them to decorate their homes.
After they provide you with references, ask the designer to give you some time to check the recommendations and get back to them with your decision.
How Long Does it Take You to Complete a Project?
You must ask the designer what their timeline for projects is. If the designer has a track record for taking longer than expected, you may want to consider hiring a different designer to complete the job that you’re hiring for.
What are Your Interior Design Fees?
Before you sign a contract with an interior designer, you need to ask them their fees. We recommend before you begin your hunt for a designer, decide on the budget that you want to allow for hiring a designer.
Once you’ve decided on a budget, you can then begin searching for a designer. If the designer informs you of their fees and is higher than you’re willing to pay, you need to find another designer.
However, if the fees fit within your budget, you’ll need to ask what’s included in the package you’re paying to make sure you’re not being overcharged for the designers’ services.
What is a Must-Have for Your Designs?
There are times when an interior designer has to have pops of color throughout the home or focus on a more neutral palette. You should ask this question to gain a better understanding of the level of attention that they pay to detail.
For example, a designer may want to use neutral paint colors to go crazy with placing smaller details around the home that feature lots of colors. Or the opposite choosing a brighter hued paint color and using neutral colored accents around the house.
If you ask what their must-haves are and it doesn’t match what you’re thinking about, you can always ask them to increase the amount of smaller details they use or reduce the amount that they use to best fit your style.
7. How Will You Communicate With Me?
Being able to communicate with your designer in case something doesn’t go as planned is crucial. You need to know how the designer will demonstrate the design and any changes in design that need to be made.
When the designer wants to make changes to the design, will they provide you with a visual representation of the changes they want to make? Will they communicate with you before spending more money?
All of these things will make a difference when it comes to time and money. If the designer doesn’t communicate well, then you will want to consider hiring a different designer.
We hope you find these tips helpful! If you are considering hiring an interior designer or decorator, contact AK Interiors today!