Contractors: Ways to Choose the Right Interior Design Contractor

by Dee Dee Uzzell 11/09/2021

Changing your home or getting your new home set up can go much more smoothly when you hire interior design contractors. These contractors can help you decide on designing different areas of your home to achieve the style you want. When you’re hiring interior design contractors, it’s important to keep the following tips in mind. These tips help ensure that you hire skilled and experienced contractors to help you with your home.

Ask for Recommendations and Check Reviews

Where should you begin your search for interior design contractors? You can start by asking family and friends for recommendations, especially if they have worked with one recently. They can give you feedback about how the project turned out and what they liked or didn’t like about working with their contractor. If you don’t know anyone to ask for recommendations, read online reviews of different interior design contractors. Not all clients leave reviews, but reading the ones that are there can give you some idea of the quality of a contractor’s workmanship.

Look Through Portfolios if Available

Visit the website for each interior design contractor you’re considering hiring, and check for an online portfolio or images of completed projects. These images can help you see the kinds of projects they do and the different styles and designs they’ve used. For example, you might lean more toward an interior design contractor who seems to specialize in the type of style you prefer, such as modern or contemporary design rather than vintage design. These images might also give you some ideas of the kinds of colors and designs you want to use in your home.

Discuss Your Budget

You should be open about your budget when meeting with interior design contractors. This helps give them a better idea of the price range you’re looking at for the entire scope of your project. Knowing your budget right away makes it easier for interior design contractors to narrow down your options and focus on those that suit your preferences and price range. Whether you need interior design work done for your entire home or just one room, start off with an upfront discussion on your budget.

Meet with a Few Interior Design Contractors

You don’t need to go with the first interior design contractor you meet. In fact, it’s a good idea to meet with a few contractors instead. Doing this gives you a better chance of meeting a contractor who understands what you’re looking for in terms of style and design. You should also get a quote from each of these contractors, which you can then compare. Look for a contractor who can provide you with the services you need without causing you to go over your budget.

Ask the Right Questions

When meeting with interior design contractors, you should be prepared to ask questions. You might ask how many projects they typically handle at one time, what their availability is, how long they think your project might take and whether there are certain styles they don’t offer. You might also ask how they handle issues that come up during projects and if they can provide you with references from past clients. These questions can help you learn more about each contractor’s services and their approach toward assisting clients.

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Dee Dee Uzzell

Hi, I'm Dee Dee Uzzell. As an Onslow County Native, I've witnessed this community and its surrounding counties transforming my whole life. I've been around real estate since as long as I can remember. My father was a tobacco auctioneer and we grew up working in the tobacco fields.  My Mom and Dad purchased a small mobile home park and that is where my real estate journey initially began. I am 1 of 4 children and we are all very close. We learned early on hard work and honesty will never hurt you.  My extensive knowledge of this region, and my experiences of having lived here all my life, give me enthusiasm and a desire to make my home, your home. I bring over 30 years of experience in the mortgage and real estate industry, excellent customer service and a commitment to work hard for my clients. I strive to provide quality service, to build relationships, and most importantly, making sure my clients are happy. I listen to my clients wants and needs to achieve the best outcome in every transaction. I love the look on a buyers face when they have found their dream home and the a sense of relief the seller feels when their home sells. The whole process can be overwhelming and stressful on both sides of the transaction; an emotional roller coaster to say the least. It is my desire to ensure that the home buying or selling process is fun, easy and as stress-free as possible. So, whether you are looking to buy or sell your home, I will be by your side every step of the way.