Here we share our interior design fees along with some indicative project prices. It is important to remember that our fees can pay for themselves. In their testimonials, several of our clients remark on the savings they have made from our trade discounts and supplier negotiation. This is in addition to the time and other savings that our service brings. In negotiating the price of a recent renovation for our clients, we used our experience to negotiate savings of over £17 000 on the construction elements alone.
Interior Design Fees
This section explains our interior design fees and project management services. Separately, please read our page on home renovations costs, to see how much our clients set aside for a typical project.
The following is a guide to typical fees for our interior design and project management services.
Stage 1 – initial consultation
The initial consultation is free.
Stage 2 – design stage
Our design fee starts at £650+VAT per space for a reception room or bedroom design. Kitchens and bathrooms start at £950+VAT. The actual price depends on the project’s complexity and location. We offer significant discounts for whole house designs.
The price for Stage 2 covers the new floorplan (with 3D visuals), electrical overlay, and initial details of fixtures, fittings, furnishing and finishes; everything required for the space. It also includes a technical specification, budgetary estimate and management of any competitive tender.
Stage 3 – project management
We now offer 3 levels of project management to suit the needs of our clients. The first is a full service; the second covers our support and attendance at a weekly meeting, but where clients are happy to oversee day to day activities; the third is for clients who wish to take on the project management role themselves, but require a friendly voice on the phone for advice and support.
- Our full project management service carries a fee of 10-15% of the total implementation price. For this, we visit site several times a week, oversee work, arrange, organise and inspect delivery of supplied items, and provide guidance and support as required. As a guide, our clients spend between £8000 and £20 000 on a reception room or bedroom, between £12 000 and £25 000 on a bathroom and £15 000 to £60 000 on a kitchen.
- Our second level of service works out at around £110 + VAT per week and involves one site visit per week to check progress and plan the following week’s activities. Any time over and above this is charged at £60 + VAT per hour. For a typical 4 month project, where the client is project managing themselves, that would amount to around £1760 + VAT.
- Our third level of service is based on a minimum retainer of £60 + VAT per week which covers 1 hour of support for clients managing the project themselves; anything over and above that is charged at £60 + VAT per hour. For a typical 4 month project that would amount to around £960 + VAT.
cost of home refurbishment
Whole house refurbishments are typically between £100 000 – £250 000 (although we have priced two recently in excess of £450 000). For a flat or apartment this would be around £50 000, but everything is dependent on the number of rooms, extent of works and choice of fixtures and fittings.
Before closing, it is useful to note that ours is a total service. Compared to a high street retailer who might sell you a kitchen, we also design the heating, lighting, flooring, decoration, associated building works and other factors that comprise the finished renovation. A retailer may suggest a kitchen fitter to fit the units and appliances, but you would then need to find all the other trades; by contrast, we co-ordinate all contractors and suppliers and deliver the finished scheme.
Other Useful pages
To help you find what you are looking for on this website more quickly, you may care to read our page on interior design ideas.
To learn more about the role of an interior designer, please see our guidance sheet entitled what is an interior designer?
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