hiring a designer
September 15, 2013
We bought a very generic ranch. It needs some fixing, new windows to start. I am thinking of hiring a designer. I have no idea what that would cost of what to expect from them. I probably don't need to buy much of any furniture or art work. Just need help with where to put new windows and what colors to paint wall, ect.
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Main Line Kitchen Design
Ask a contractor about the windows first. His estimate for replacing them will be free and they can give you an idea of the expense involved in moving the locations of existing windows. The cost of replacing windows is usually small compared to the cost of moving them. The decorator will not know if moving the windows is even possible or within your budget and they will be charging you for their time. Once you get a handle on the windows then look for advice on decorating, and paint colors etc.

If you need new window treatments often the salespeople that sell them and curtains and valances are interior designers, have great opinions on colors, and will help you coordinate colors if you are buying their products.
    Bookmark   Thanked by cgrma    September 15, 2013 at 5:40AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
HI -- Always go to the expert of said particular item -- window contractor for windows and doors -- window coverings - drapery person - but could also be interior designer but might cost extra - depends on sources. Kitchen and baths - kitchen designer . But this all could be under the guidance of an interior designer and their sources and commissions etc.
    Bookmark   Thanked by cgrma    September 15, 2013 at 7:06AM
Sign Up to comment
Related Discussions
When Do Hire a Designer and what should my expectations be?
I will move into a brand new condo in 2015 - I only...
Sherri Webber
Should I hire an interior designer or go directly to an architect?
We are buying an apartment in a new development; the...
Tips on hiring an interior designer in the St. Louis area?
My husband and I completed a 2.5 story add'n a year...
What to consider when hiring an interior designer?
consider this… When interviewing someone to hire...
Hector Romero Design
Tell me about hiring a designer
I know I need a designer to help me pull my living/dining...
More Discussions
Basic wall color for selling home
In preparation to put our house on the market, we will...
Every house deserves a name
Does your house have one? Would you like it to? Please...
Need help with my living room
I don`t know, but something is wrong with this living...
Tia Mia
Window treatments for small bedroom on the street.
Hello I have a small bedroom that is at street level....
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™