Step 2 - The design process.
As a design practise we keep our pricing as simple and transparent as possible, we charge a set rate for full service design and let you know what you will receive for this amount. Some designers choose not to do it this way. Historically, there have been many ways an interior designer approach their fees. Some do not charge fees at all but prefer to mark up product. Some charge a design fee and then refund that cost back to a client if they procure through the designer.
Charges for interior design fees can be agreed through the individual designers and can vary greatly.
For product procurement we offer our clients trade pricing but then charge a set % on product to cover our time for collating, chasing and organising, including liability for anything that might go wrong with a delivery or product. Again, it's transparent and our clients know the true value of what it is they are buying.
Here is a breakdown of various ways of pricing:
1. A set fee for a single room design then multiplied by room.
2. No fee but a charge for design work which is then credited back to you if you procure product with them. No discount on product.
3. Design fee plus a discount on product.
4. A % of the overall budget for the project.
5. An hourly rate, mainly used for smaller projects.
6. If the designer is also project managing then a % of the overall project value will be charged. Anywhere from 10-15%, in some cases more. If there are any variations to the project, then an hourly rate charge is normally applied, at a rate in agreement with the client.
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