Can I afford an Interior Designer?

At Dahl House Design, this is a question often asked. Some people have never worked with an interior designer and don’t know what to expect. A common misconception is that you need to be wealthy or rich to hire a designer. This is most certainly not the case. Of course, all interior designer prices and rates vary but many are very affordable and reasonable. 

In many cases interior designers can actually help you save money! Most designers have to the trade discounts or rates that can save you money when buying through them. They can also gain access to special rates or promotions that the general public may not have. Another  factor that can cost more is getting the job done right the first time. Much too often a homeowner either tries to DIY a home project or hires a contractor with the cheapest bid. Sometimes this will work out fine but sometimes things go wrong and you end up paying twice as much to get the job done twice and correctly. Interior designers can also help when selling. You can often get more for you asking price by renovating, painting, or staging the property. 

When working with Dahl House Design, a detailed bid can be provided after meeting with the homeowner. The estimate will usually include material, labor, and time bids so that you have a better idea of what to expect. Our designers also ask what budget you would like to stay within so that everyone is on the same page. Dahl House Design offers package options to fit various design needs so that individuals can decide what would work best. It is also a great option to do work in phases to fit budget and project needs. 

There are many options and many different ways to work with an interior designer. Don’t let the idea that some designers are out of your budget scare you from exploring your options.  A free design consultation is a great way to give you an idea of how the process works. It would be our pleasure to answer any questions and to help you achieve your design goals!

Please contact us in the Denver area. 303.995.7796