If you think that designers usually take a lump sum amount for a design, that’s not always the case. The interior design price list is computed in different ways.
How are Designer Charges Computed?
Per SqFt.: - Based on the area of the home, the designer charges around ₹10 per sqft and this can go upto ₹100 as well, if you’re looking for design alone. However, inclusive of products, carpentry i.e, modular kitchen and wardrobes, flooring and ceiling, this price can shoot upto ₹2,000 – 3,000 too. It is better to check with the designer on what it includes as some of them only offer woodwork or some exclude soft furnishings like curtains, blinds and so on.
Percentage of Overall Cost:- Based on the total cost, We may charge around 6%-15% as a design fee. This can shoot upto 20% based on the level of design and expertise involved.
Markup on Products: - In layman terms, this means the designer will charge a premium on every product you buy.
A Lump Sum: - This is purely based on the designer’s discretion on how much they want to charge for a project. It can be based on a percentage, commission, per sqft or a combination of two or more categories.
Are There Any Add-on Charges?
Site Visit Charges: - While the first 3-4 visits might be included in the fee they charge, anything over and above it can cost on an average of ₹1,500 per visit.
Iteration Charges:- If you’re not satisfied with one design or ample changes are made multiple times, designers may charge a fee. Usually, We share 3-4 iterations without any fee. Anything more than will be chargeable.
Design-only Cost: - If it’s only the design you want, the designer can charge and interior design cost of around ₹20,000-50,000 for just furniture placement and ideas. For a three-dimensional (3D) view, the cost can go upto ₹75,000-₹1.5 lakh. Sometimes We charge per room view as well, which can vary from ₹4,000-6,000 per view.
Site Supervision Cost: - If you want the designer to be present at the site to supervise the installation or carpentry, then We will charge you for the same. The price solely depends on what the project cost is.