It is the big question for every client,What would be interior work cost. This is the first question arise in mind when we talk about interior design.First question asked to designer,What should be the total cost of project. Actually It happened because its difficult for client to get the estimate for interior work.They are not clear with the interior concept,material cost,labor cost & other expenses.So when they hire an Interior designer,their first question is that How much interior design cost. It is very important part of the entire process.I would say all interior work depend upon Budget,because it will clear all the picture for design any space. No one can do work without estimate or budget.Interior designer only can do his job when he would knew the budget.
How to calculate the design cost
It is important to get the interior design cost for client and interior designer. So how designer calculate any interior work estimate.There is no fixed guidelines for calculate the budget. There are so many work includes in interiors like Ceiling,flooring,wooden work,tile work,sanitary work,wall paneling, Paint work,electrical work,lighting,furniture,soft furnishing & so many others work. Now what interior designer mostly do,they give the average square feet rates to client for rough budget. It could be around 1000/- to 3000/- square feet for whole area.
Interior works to get the budget
When calculating the cost to budget for a home, keep in mind these Works -:
- Woodwork- kitchen, wardrobes,LCD unit,wall paneling,partition,doors,console,shoe rack etc.
- False ceiling work
- Electrical – lights, fans, geysers, additional wiring and plugs.
- Furniture- Double bed,Sofa set,chairs,Center table etc.
- Soft furnishing – curtains, curtain rods and any accent cushions for your existing furniture
- Painting work- this is a must as the walls get dirty during the course of woodwork etc.
- Labor cost – there is labor cost include for every work we execute on the site.
- Pest control
As we above discussed about the interior works,Now we describe the materials for Interior design.
What type of style used for interiors
You should very well know how much money you will need to make your home beautiful. There are different styles in interiors.It will matter a lot which style you used for design,because if you go for contemporary or modern design it would cot you more rather than vintage or traditional style.When you select your theme or style for interiors then next step is material.
This will help you prepare for the budget in advance and decide whether you want to go for a full-fledged Interior Design or not.
The cost of Interior Design depends on a lot of factors, such as the quality of the Furniture, quantity & quality of materials,wall paint and wood polish, quality of fabric you use for sofas and curtains, light fixtures and many other things.
So, it is not easy to finalize the cost of Interior Design without having the full specifications and requirements on hand.
However, there are certain thumb rules you can apply to decide on the Interior Design cost of your space.
We’ve completed a number of projects interiors by now from lower to moderate to high-end budgets. So we have pretty good idea of cost for designing & executing any space.
Average per square feet cost
- Interior Design Estimate (Low Budget) = 1000 to 1500 Rs./Sq. Ft. for the carpet area of your home.
- Interior Design Estimate (Moderate Budget) = 1500 to 2500 Rs./Sq. Ft. for the carpet area of your home.
- Interior Design Estimate (High-end Budget) = 2000 to 3000 Rs./Sq. Ft. for the carpet area of your home.
Lump sum interior cost
There are many things in interiors for which we get the lump sum amount.Some items which can be moved like sofa set,dinning table,center table,wall painting,wall art,decoration pieces,finished sheets & so many other things which are not customized.So for all those things we can have lump sum estimate. Generally all components, which can be moved are calculated on a lump sum bases. Few examples of such components are movable furniture such as center table, dining table, sofa sets, kid beds, etc. There are also a number of smaller components like side tables, chairs, small cabinets etc. which are typically charged lump sum.
Although sofa and beds maybe charged as lump sum, the cost is still calculated on basis of the running feet and size – You can ask your interior designer for a break up for the same to understand the costing. But by and large you will be quoted a lump sum price for it.
Lack of Interior design knowledge
I think most of the people are not aware about interior design. They do not know the exact term. They do not know the difference between an Architect or an Interior designer. They do not know the difference between Interior designer and decorators. They do not know the scope of work for interior designer. They are not clear with what an interior designer do.They also do not have too much knowledge about the materials.so how they can calculate the interior design cost.
So I will suggest everyone who would like to get interior design cost for any project.One should get some basic knowledge about interior design subject.They can get all their answer from google.If they have some basic idea what is an interior design,then they would understand their requirements,their choice and then they can create some picture in mind that what they really want in interiors.
I hope you would like this article.If have any doubt or any queries about this subject.you can ask me i comment. I would be happy to give your answers.