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Interior Design Fees

You will want to know about our interior design fees along with some indicative project prices, which we share below. It is important to remember that our fees can pay for themselves. In their testimonials, several of our clients have remarked 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 project for our clients, we used our experience of previous projects and our detailed understanding of the specific project to negotiate savings of over £17 000 on the construction elements alone.

Interior Design Fees

Our interior design fees and project management services are now explained in more detail. Separately, to see how much our clients set aside for a typical project budget, please read our page on how much home renovations cost.

interior design and project management services

The following will guide you on typical fees for our interior design and project management services for projects based in Bath and Bristol.

Stage 1:  The initial consultation is free.

Stage 2:  Our design fee starts at £650+VAT per space for a straightforward 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 when asked to design several rooms concurrently.

The price for Stage 2 covers the new floorplan (with 3D visuals), electrical overlay, and initial details of fittings, cabinetry, appliances, sanitaryware, furniture, flooring, lighting, heating, storage, paint finish, tiles, window dressing, home entertainment;  everything required for the space. It also includes a technical specification, budgetary estimate and management of any competitive tender.

Stage 3:  We now offer 3 levels of project management to suit the needs of our clients.  The first is a full service for clients who want to pass all responsibility over to us; the second is for clients who are happy to oversee day to day activities but want a formal meeting to check progress to date and plan for the following week; 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.

  1. Our full project management service carries a fee of between 10-15% of the total implementation price. For this, we visit site several times a week, oversee work, arrange, organise and inspect delivery of “supply” 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.
  2. Our second level of service works out at around £110 + VAT per week and involves one site visit per week to check progress with the contractor and plan the following week’s activities. Any time over and above this site visit would be 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.
  3. Our third level of service is based on a minimum retainer of £60 + VAT per week which covers 1 hour of advice and support for clients managing the project themselves; anything over and above that would be 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.

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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?

You may also care to read these informative pages:

Indicative prices from real property renovations over the past 14 years.

The three stages of interior design and project management

 

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