So you want to hire an interior designer? Five things to think about. 

Where do you start? How do you determine a budget? How do you know you picked a good designer?

1. Ask for recommendations.

Asking friends and family for a recommendation is always a good place to start. Chances are not only will you get a good recommendation, you’ll have a chance to talk to people you trust about their experiences. Managing expectations for yourself and anyone in the household will make the process a lot easier.

2. Draft a plan.

Have an understanding of what you want to accomplish, how much you can spend and think about any logistical issues. Are you remodeling a bedroom or family room? Think about how that will affect your routine and plan accordingly.

3. Research. Get a feel for your sense of style.

Checking out sites like Houzz can be very helpful when it comes to getting ideas or
sourcing a professional. You can bookmark images you like and share them with your designer.