How Much Does an Interior Designer Cost in the UK?

Whether you’re looking to complete a room refresh, or take on a full renovation project, the idea of searching for an interior designer makes you (and your budget) a little bit nervous. House Designer gives you peace of mind with our pricing structure. While interior design services were once only available for the rich or famous and to those with sky-high budgets; today’s variety of interior design services and pricing options make hiring an interior designer very doable, and easy.

While affordable interior design was once an oxymoron, House Designer is on a mission to make design services accessible to all. When searching for a designer, it’s important to understand how they charge, what deliverables they will provide, and the full scope of their services.

How do interior designers price their services?

Interior designers often charge for their services in three main ways: Hourly rates, Percentage-Based, and Flat Fee Pricing. Let’s dive into how each pricing structure is calculated, and what it can mean for your bottom line.

  • Hourly Rates

Hourly costs are calculated based on the total number of hours your designer spends on your project. While hourly fees can feel attractive, they can quickly add up. If working with a designer on an hourly basis, make sure you understand how they bill for their time. With hourly interior designer fees ranging up to £200, depending on which part of the UK. Interior designers based in London can charge up to £300 an hour for an initial consultation. Your bill can quickly add up.

  • Percentage-Based Fees

Many interior designers offer services that are calculated by adding a set surcharge on top of finishes or furniture that they choose for you. The range of percentage-based charges vary, but it is not uncommon for designers to add 10-15% to a final bill as their fee. Some UK homeowners are wary of this approach, as the final fee is hard to gauge until all furniture pieces are purchased.

  • Flat Fee Pricing

Flat fee pricing is the most transparent means of pricing as homeowners know the final price and the deliverables prior to starting their project. Flat fee pricing lets homeowners and clients take control of the design process and their budget by finding a pricing  that works for their needs. Fixed fee pricing is often offered at a variety of levels, with varying deliverables.

The transparency of flat fee pricing is why House Designer prices our online interior design services in clearly defined packages with set prices. This means no last-minute surprises or extra fees on your end, and a detailed list of services on our end.

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Our tiered package offerings also mean that you can choose the package that’s right for you and your needs. You get what you need, and nothing that you don’t. With affordable packages that cover room design, garden design, bathroom design, and more, House Designer has a service that fits your style, and budget, needs.

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