5 things you need to know before you hire an Interior Designer for your home

So, you’re excited to start your new home adventure and have decided to hire an interior designer. Well, that’s a great decision, but before you dive straight into looking for the designer, there are a few things you need to consider to be sure that the designer you hire, is going to be the right one for you and your home. If a prepared client meets the designer that makes the interior design process easy, fun, and above all, successful. So do your homework properly. Here are 5 essential things you should take into consideration before calling a designer.

1. Figure Out Your Interior Design Style
While thinking about interior designing the very first thing that comes into our mind is the
beauty of a space. Think about how you want your home to look. If you don’t know what your
interior designing style is, collect images of homes that inspire you online or in magazines. This
will assist your designer in putting together the right look for your room or home. You can also
start with the one piece in your home that you really like and would like to incorporate in your
new design. This could be anything from a rug to a painting or just a piece of fabric.

2. Consider the purpose of the space
When you are sure about the look then you should have a clear idea of how you want to utilize
the space. Take into account your daily routine and how every member of the family going to use
the space.
This will help the designer to blend the aesthetic with functionality.

3. Be sure how much you can spend
After deciding how you want your space, the most important job is to think about the budget. Be
realistic and honest with the budget. You should keep in mind everything you asking for comes
with a price. If you are clueless, then fix a meeting for consultation with a designer and get an
idea of the cost of the space of your choice. If your funds are falling short then wait and create a
savings plan before you start execution. Keep an eye for affordable interior designing services
but do not push much otherwise you may lose on quality.

4. Set a timeline for your project
Hiring a designer for the home renovation will require a standard amount of time and careful
planning. The scale of your interior makeover will decide the required time. So, be reasonable.
Maybe you even have to live somewhere else temporarily. One-room upgrades can range from
one day to a week-long project so be prepared to give up your creature comforts for that long.

5. Search for the designer local and online
After all your homework now is the time to find the right designer for your space. Look for local
designing firms that can provide you with design and execution services. Check their previous
works and other services they offer in detail. If you are only looking for a design service only
then can also check for online services.
Choose wisely.

How much does an interior designer charge to design?

How much does an interior designer charge to design? This is probably the first question that comes into your mind if you are looking for professional help for your space.

The interior designers work on a turnkey basis and also as consultants, and you can hire one, for your project, according to your needs and budget. It is a good idea to start with an initial consultation, and then to discuss fees for the design and execution process. Charges of interior designers depend on how you want them to engage in your project. As a consultant, an interior designer may charge a flat fee or per square feet rates for the service. For interior designing contracts, on a turnkey basis, charges of interior designers vary on various parameters like the scope of work, brand of materials, duration of the project, and others. Interior Designers in India can charge INR 40-400 per square foot for design depending on the area and the designing details. on other hand, on a turnkey basis, if you are giving the interior designers your virgin flat of 2BHK around 800-1000square feet area, starts from INR 7 lakhs onwards. Again, the experience and the portfolio of the designing company have to be taken into consideration. In major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, interior designers can charge anywhere between INR 600-1500 per square feet when they take the project on a turnkey basis.

The interior designers fix the rates on a variety of factors, such as:

  • Your individual needs and preferences
  • Your budget
  • Cost of materials
  • Brands of materials used
  • Labour charges
  • Kinds of lights and light fixtures used
  • Type of the deal, contractual or turnkey basis
  • Portfolio of the interior designer whom you have hired
  • Size of the space to be designed

The kitchen is considered the heart of the home

The kitchen is considered the heart of the home, and thus kitchen tends to be the room that receives the most attention when it comes to renovations. Renovating this space requires perfect planning to achieve an excellent return on investment. So why wait any longer to get started?

Here are some basic tips to start a kitchen renovation: 


Drawing a proper plan/layout for the kitchen renovation is a must. Now, what is a proper plan? A proper kitchen layout completely depends on the necessity of its users but you need to follow the basic “golden triangle” for better functionality. A golden triangle is nothing but a theory that says the positioning of the sink, stove, and refrigerator should form a triangle.


The kitchen is a space you need maximum storage so do it skillfully. Keep your storage for bigger utensils like saucepans, heavy containers in under-counter drawers, and small items like bowls, glasses, cups, food containers in the upper storage. Also, keep the frequently used items such as spices, snacks, cutleries near the stove for easy access during cooking. Create separate storage for the pantry. While placing microwave, Grinder, coffee maker, and other gadgets consider the dimensions and use. Try to keep your counter space as free as possible for preparation and a clean look. Consider using hooks, dish racks, drainage trays various storage solutions, and organizers to keep your kitchen hassle-free.

3.Kitchen Counter

Selecting the material for the kitchen counter can be confusing nowadays as a variety of materials out there. But it’s better to study different materials such as granite, quartz, Corian, wooden slabs, etc., and their pros and cons before visiting the market.

4.Cabinet Finishes

There are a lot of options available in the market for cabinet finishes but try to select easy to clean, suttle finishes for your kitchen cabinets. Keep in mind the durability of the product and your lifestyle, don’t just go for the look.


Always use good-quality stainless steel baskets, hinges, channels, and other finishing hardware for your kitchen.

Now as you have gathered plenty of knowledge go and enjoy your kitchen renovation and never forget to be bold with your design.