Who wouldn’t love to see his or her small kitchen space rejuvenated? Like any other thing in life, it is very normal to want to see our kitchen spaces in a new outfit and with new features or values added? After all, our interiors are where our life is! But how much do interior design for small kitchens cost?
Well, the cost of interior design for a small kitchen can vary a lot depending on several factors, including location, the interior designer you hire, and the prevailing local rates. Some interior designers charge by the square footage, others per hour, and yet others go with a set of consultation fees on various levels of service and cost will depend on how deeply they get involved.
Interior designer fees
If your designer charges by the hour, their cost would normally range from $150-$500 per hour. This covers the design plan as well as full implementation. This means that the total cost of what you will pay will depend on the total number of hours it takes to finish your kitchen. Your interior designer should be able to give you an approximate of how many hours it will take to complete your project depending on the size of your kitchen.
Interior designers who charge per square footage often put a minimum amount per room. The fee will include a design plan, a design board, and a shopping list. Some interior designers will give you a discount where there are three or four rooms. Also, if you ask for their help in buying the materials required, you can be charged $75 per hour.
Tiered Packages Offered
Some interior designers offer three-tiered services to meet their customers’ different needs.
You could be charged $400 for a 4-hour design consultation. This covers every aspect of design in the kitchen. It includes new lighting, flooring, and cabinet hardware and just about anything.
But if you don’t want top-level service, you might be charged less, say $200-$300. However, you should expect to get a less in-depth plan and includes the designer accompanying you to do shopping. If the designer does the entire shopping, they will charge you a fee, ranging from $100-$150 per hour.
No two projects are the same. It is always advisable to call up the designer and discuss what you want and your expectations. Whether you want a whole kitchen remodel or just accessories, you just talk it up with your designer.
Finally, these prices are subject to negotiations. Also, do some research and get quotes from at least 2-3 designers