From Foundations to Finishes...
Your One-Stop Solution for Distinctive Home Interiors

(520) 825-8256

11015 N Oracle Rd Ste 121
(In Steam Pump Village)
Oro Valley, AZ 85737

Budgeting for Interior Design

One of the first questions that an experienced Interior Designer will ask you is What is Your Budget? It is also the question that very few homeowners are able to answer initially for a variety of reasons:

  • You just don’t know. You may know the rough scope of work, for instance, “we want a new kitchen”, or “we are thinking of remodeling the ground floor of our home”, but you have no idea of the costs involved and how to put a price tag on it.
  • You may not have refined the vision of their project, or fully decided what you want to do.
  • You may have never done a remodel or large project before, especially with the help of an outside expert.
  • You may be afraid of being ripped off, or being pushed into spending more money than you want to.

As we earn your trust through the design process, you will quickly see that the reason we ask about your budget early in the process is not to get you to spend more money; it’s to ensure that we can define a successful project that fulfills your vision of your new home look, and meets your definition of value for money.

How Much Should You Budget for Interior Design?

To help you answer this, let’s start by considering a few questions:

  • Longevity – How long do you expect to live in your current home? If you expect to remain in the same place for several years, you may wish to budget more for higher quality furnishings and finishes that will last longer.
  • Taste & Style – Are your tastes Simple or Elaborate? Modern or Plush? Prices vary as you might expect, with finer and more luxurious finishes costing more.
  • Maintenance – When considering materials and finishes, you should also consider the cost of upkeep. Plush furnishings and carpets need regular, professional cleaning to look their best. This can run up costs over time, and should be a consideration when choosing your style.
  • Use & Function – What will the room be used for, and how often? This will impact the durability of the furnishings and material selection. A family room will generally incur a lot more wear & tear than an occasionally used living room or guest room. Plan to spend more money in areas that get higher traffic – especially when children are involved.

Helping You Control Your Interior Design Budget

At Interior Expressions, our years of experience and dedication to 100% customer satisfaction will help you get the maximum possible value out of your design budget. We’ll work with you to:

  • Prioritize what is most important to you, in terms of brand, quality, durability, value, and of course, price.
  • Define a logical Sequence and Scope for the project, working with you to understand when decisions need to be made and the effect of changes, which rooms should be considered first, and how to allocate your budget between rooms, furnishings and remodel projects.
  • Plan a Timetable of work so that your project gets completed in line with your expectations and ready for any special event or holiday plans.

There are many other considerations when planning you next remodel. Contact us today for a consultation to see how we can help bring your home remodel vision to life.

Oro Valley / Tucson Interior Designer
Interior Expressions
11015 N Oracle Rd Ste 121
Oro Valley, AZ 85737
Phone: (520) 825-8256
Fax: (520) 825-8257
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I hadn't worked with a designer before and didn't know what to expect. I was worried about being steamrolled into things I didn't want or like. That wasn't the case at all.

Kathy Davidson, retired

Oro Valley

I am still a bit shocked at how you can just do EVERYTHING! I thought this was all going to involve Brian and me having to run around to a lot of places, .. cabinets, countertops, lighting places, flooring places ... you are like one-stop shopping!

Pam Rhatigan


We were mildly apprehensive at first, knowing that major work would take place in our absence. IE has proven over and over that we can confidently leave and return, months later to a job beautifully done.

Jim & Nicole Whitenight

FBI & R,.N, retired - Oro Valley

Very accommodating - it's hard to decorate a new home when you live out-of-state. You made it so easy.

Kathy & Greg Maag

Pharmacy Owners-Marana, Dove Mtn

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