LA Good Questions: Hiring an Interior Designer

LA Good Questions: Hiring an Interior Designer

Grace Shu
Apr 18, 2008

One of our buddies and his wife have finally taken the plunge to remodel their loft and had this question for us: Is it normal for the interior designers to bill for the hours they talked to the client about the project, in very general terms? At this point we don't have a concrete plan yet and we are wondering if we shouldn't go to someone else as they are slow to action and inexperienced, even though we initially liked the questions they asked us about our tastes and the way we used the loft. What do you think? We haven't even signed with them yet and have seen nothing concrete (plans etc). Maybe we're just worried for nothing as we know nothing of the process? At this point we have an uneasy feeling. One of the designers is a friend...

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