10 Questions to Ask When Hiring an Interior Designer

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There’s nothing more exciting than moving into your new custom built home – at least until it comes time to decorate, that is. Once architects and builders have finished their work, design magic can truly bring a space to life. An interior designer can bring a lot to the table. If you’re feeling intimidated by the blank canvas that is your new home, consider working with these professionals to create a space that’s uniquely yours. 

Tips for Hiring an Interior Designer

Before you begin your search for the right interior designer, consider your goals. Do you want to work room by room to chip away at your design goals, or do you want the home fully designed and decorated before move in day? What style do you hope to decorate in? What’s your budget? The answer to these questions can really help guide your search.

Once you have a clear vision for your space, begin researching potential candidates. Browse portfolios to see whether their aesthetics aligns with your own. Be sure to check that the designers you’re considering are properly certified and credentialed. Then schedule two or three face-to-face interviews with your top candidates. 

10 Questions to Ask When Hiring

The decision to hire an interior designer is a personal one. The answers to these questions can help you decide which professional is right for the job:

  1. What design services do you offer?
  2. How do you stay organized?
  3. Where do you find your inspiration?
  4. How do you prioritize budget when achieving an overall vision?
  5. What are your credentials?
  6. Do you have any references I can check?
  7. Have you done similar projects to mine?
  8. What is your favorite interior design style?
  9. What was your most recent project?
  10. How can you help me live better in my new home?

Not every interior designer will share your vision or be able to work with your specific budget, which is why it’s so important to ask these kinds of questions up front. By getting everyone on the same page in advance, you set yourself up for the most effective, stress-free design journey! If you have any questions about interior design of your home, please contact the Tingen Construction team today!