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Reader Question: How Much Does it Cost to Hire An Interior Designer?

Learn the factors to consider when looking for and hiring a design professional

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Q: Our newly built house needs a lot of designing, both the exterior and the interior. My husband's and my preferences, however, do not jive. How much would it cost to have it done by an interior designer? — Terry Amoylin Urdaneta via Facebook

A: Interior designers have different rates, and charge either per square meter or a percentage of 
the entire project cost. I suggest you shop around before settling with one. Meet with them and ask to see their portfolios so you get a sense of their style. At the same time, see if you can get along with them as projects usually take a month or longer, and it would help if you have a good relationship with your designer.

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Read the original article ("Ask It") in the October 2013 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details. 

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