Fee Schedule for Interior Designers

Fee Schedule for Interior Designers

A fee schedule is just a list of client fees that could occur in your business and charge to clients.  It is not necessary to have one, but if your pricing structure is complicated and you want to be transparent in pricing this is the way to go.

I'm 100% for clear, transparent, and simple pricing.  I think you should stop using markup and start showing your clients what you pay.  But I wrote about that in other posts already (just click on the links to read those!)  If your business is more complicated

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Finding the Cheapest Price Isn't Your Job

Finding the Cheapest Price Isn't Your Job

As an interior designer or decorator, you may feel like you don't receive the respect that the profession deserves.  There are certainly people that think that all we do is fluff pillows and spend other people's money.  

But interior design is more complex than most people know.  We must navigate the tricky waters of family, home, marriages, and multiple personalities.  We have knowledge of a wide-range of skills and specialties.  While a tile-layer or window-covering workroom has specialized knowledge in their specific business, interior designers have to know a good deal about those businesses as well as their own. 

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A Detailed Look at Pricing Interior Design Services

A Detailed Look at Pricing Interior Design Services

How do Interior Designers price their services?  How should you price your services?

Unlike architects or realtors, there is no regulating body for interior designers.  Therefore, there are about as many different pricing structures as there are interior designers.  There is not a one size fits all for designers or clients, the bottom line is do you feel comfortable and confident in your pricing model?

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Designers, Show Your Clients What You Paid

Designers, Show Your Clients What You Paid

One of the ways that I practice radical transparency is by displaying my purchase cost on the client invoice.   This separates the cost of the item from the design fees or markup.   By doing this you are clear about the cost of the item and your design fees.  I don’t think that lumping them together is good for business anymore. This practice is common, but I think it is becoming harder and harder for the lump-sum designers because clients are checking prices and are savvier than they ever have been. I recently read a post on a Facebook about a designer that had a client that was purchasing fine art. The designer had spent dozens of hours searching for the right pieces

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