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Novato Kitchen Interior Designers

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Mister Clean Machine
4.9
from 84 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 129 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Deepa G.
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Michael is passionate about reorganization and decorating. He helped me declutter and organize my closets, living room, kitchen as well as my art supplies and studio room. Art can be hard to organize for someone without context but Michael worked with me to understand my needs well and customized every idea. He is a pleasure to work with and took great care and thought in setting up my home as if it were his own.

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MyApartmentIsBetterThanYours
4.7
from 48 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rebecca C.
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Jasper was on time, did a great job with a little cabinet work and misc handy stuff. We were impressed by his professionalism and attention to detail. We're confident he'll do a great job on some real cabinet work and our kitchen tile next.

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Richard Hynes Construction
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Satir N.
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Richard Hynes is a very detailed professional. Upon meeting Richard I felt comfortable about the project. We originally wanted to order materials for the project and he had suggested to me that he would order any materials and provide us with the receipts. Luckily we let him order the material as it turns out the ones we wanted to order were undersized for our project. Richard came and seismically retrofitted our home. He also helped us on our kitchen and bathroom remodels while managing the project the whole way, hiring subs, coordinating between myself and subcontractors and achieving the results desired. Richards pricing was 20% cheaper compared to licensed professionals in the area. We are so glad to have had his help, as the previous worker we hired from thumbtack turned out to be unlicensed at a cheaper price, but ended up costing us a lot more money in the long run.

NBL Design
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Natalia L.
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I want to share our very satisfying experience of working with Nicki. She designed our living room and kitchen – the layout, the color palette, all the materials. The result is elegant and functional transitional style kitchen. She picked the colors and materials so beautifully that it almost feels like all elements – the wall and floor tiles, wall mural, cabinets, etc.. talk to each other. Kitchen flows smoothly and harmoniously into “neighboring” spaces. Given how utterly and hopelessly uninteresting our space looked (1970th townhouse) it got transformed into something refined and special. We like it very much every day! Nicki has great knowledge of places, people and materials. She is practical, precise, organized and mindful of budget constraints. All her advice have proven to be gold! Nicki is a true pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her!

Goodfriend Color Design
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca G.
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Rachelle is an excellent interior designer and color consultant. She helped me, a year after my daughter was born to buy new furniture and redo my living room, dining room, bedroom, and my daughter's bedroom. She was a joy to work with! She brought out and worked with my ideas; she added her own inspiration; and all of the nicest touches and pieces come from her visioning. It was a very important time in my life, and she made something beautiful happen! Her gift is especially with textiles and colors. Not only did she help me get great foundations, she did things like having a special custom pillow made for my bed which matched the upholstered bench, which is just gorgeous. The thing you get with working with Rachelle is someone who is gifted and enjoyable in making a process come out and work for you. Thank you Rachelle! Her work has brought so much lasting joy to my family's life and experience. I am now moving out of state, and Rachelle is helping me with interior paint colors for my new home.

Studio MB Interior Design
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Steve B.
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Maria provided excellent design for my bathroom, and personally shopped with me to pick out top quality materials. She also provided an excellent design for my future kitchen re-model. I would highly recommend Maria Billingsley from Studio MB for any interior design project you have.

An Affair With Color
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Sara S.
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When I moved into my new place I wanted to make my room feel like home. Enter the incredible Kunjan! The process did take longer than I had originally hoped but the end result was a lovely stylish yet comfortable room that was truly me. I love going home to that room every day! Kunjan was great about staying within my limited budget and working with what I had while finding targeted places for improvement and strategic upgrades. Would absolutely recommend!

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MJH Construction Management
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
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Katherine R.
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Michael did a great job on a full remodel of my home, including all bathrooms, kitchen, roof, floors, doors and windows, siding, etc. He is great to work with. Very thorough and good at getting best price and work out of subs. Very knowledgeable.

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Angela Grace Design
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
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Lydia B.
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Angela doesn’t just deliver incredible interiors - she delivers complete peace of mind for even the pickiest of do-it-yourself decorators. Stop agonizing over your home and instead, turn it over into the hands of an exceptionally creative, responsive and budget conscious partner. We worked with Angela for a total refresh of our four-bedroom home and could not be more thrilled with the process and the results. Snag her before the secret is out!

Casa Velvet Interiors
4.6
from 12 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Christopher J.
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Casa Velvet is exceptionally talented with their quality of work. They go above and beyond when it comes to satisfying the customer's need. Paulina Carcach in particular was fantastic and would completely recommend her to anyone who is looking to get top quality interior designing.

64DESIGN
4.4
from 12 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Sara B.
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Scott is fantastic. He has excellent taste, and has been extraordinarily commited to helping us all the way through the interior design process, even going so far as to build some furniture for us himself at a very reasonable rate, and stopping in regularly to answer questions that inevitably arise as we paint, install lights, and furnish our 4,500 square foot co-working space. He is creative, thoughtful, and a good listener, and he has a great sense of how to draw on different design periods for a coherent yet eclectic feel. He is also sensitive to the needs of a tight budget. I recommend him without reservation, especially if you are looking for a modern look.

Serena Zanello Design
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Hillary S.
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Serena is incredible! She designed our office space and it is so nice we have had people ask for pictures so they can try and get a similar design. Serena has such a skill for making dynamic, bright, warm, and comfortable spaces. She is quick to respond, stays within budget, and listens to feedback completely. She helped us create a vision for our space and then went above and beyond for it - like giving us multiple floor layouts for more employees as we grow. She even did all of the ordering for me and readily had a handyman and painter available to do all of the installation and painting for the space. I just had to look at designs and make decisions. Truly an effortless and incredible process. Every person that saw our office space before has been in awe of the new space. If anyone is looking for an interior designer I will 100% recommend Serena first. And if we ever move offices I know who I am calling immediately!

ISO IDEAS, INC.
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Tim Z.
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ISO Ideas designed our new home architecture and interior design in the Bay Area. We loved the modern style and customized details. They were very creative, fun to work with and also helped us to meet our budget. Most importantly they were very responsive and responsible to the last detail during construction. We were very grateful for their services.

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2d3d4d5d
4.7
from 7 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rachelle G.
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David is a caring and enthusiastic man and a delight to work with. He is very efficient and gets the job done quickly. I am grateful to him because, although I am an interior designer and certified color consultant, I do not have expertise in drawing to scale sketches of the spaces I'm hired to design. David helped me by doing those sketches and my clients were impressed. I gave him 4 stars only because some of the sketches needed to be redone because of miscommunication between us. I must admit though that I may have not been thoroughly clear re. measurements. David was always eager to do the best job possible, and I appreciated that immensely. Thank you David. Would hire again.

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Maison4 Design
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Paul L.
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Very appreciative to Phelan for the color consultation on our condominium's common space refurb (interior and exterior paint & carpet). Can't begin to express how helpful his direction was to achieving consensus across the ownership group. THANKS PHELAN!

  • 11 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Todd V.
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Wow! Wow! Wow! Normally interior design comes pretty easy for me...until I had a space I couldn't figure out nor deal with. I contacted Forsyth Home Design and Matt came to the rescue. From the first consult to the finished project he was there. Dealing with contractors, color choices, fabrics, and coming up with built in design options. I highly recommend them for ANY interior project that you might have. Thanks Matt!

  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Nick S.
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Professional, smart and with great tastes. Jason is a first-class interior designer, with an impressive resume and fantastic ideas. Highly recommend him.

Stage to Sell or Live, Co.
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Akshay J.
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Awesome interior design skills. Nice furniture.

  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Mike C.
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My clients and I were very satisfied with the service provided by Ambiance Design. Megha was very helpful and professional. I would use her service in the future and recommend it to others.

  • 5 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
En Y.
Verified review

I planned a kitchen remodel for my newly purchased house. Dylan's reasonable estimate and professionalism made himself stand out. Throughout the limited 1 month of time, Dylan and his team helped order all materials with great value and installed the wood floor in both kitchen and living room for less than a week. We liked his kitchen remodel design and it only took 2 weeks to get the kitchen ready. Strongly recommend to hire Dylan on any contracting work. His professionalism and punctuality is definitely something important you are looking for.

Collected Studio
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rick N.
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Collected Studio did a great job on paint color selections for our Commercial building, gave us 3-5 color schemes to choose from and was very attentive and helpful.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What does it mean to stage a home?

Home staging is the real estate strategy of decorating your home to be as marketable as possible to your target demographic. Home staging is done by interior decorators and other design pros hired by the homeowner or realtor, prior to putting a house on the market. Think of it as setting the stage for potential buyers to fall more easily in love with their future homes — and to spend top dollar to get them. It’s likely to be worth the investment: The Real Estate Staging Association reports that staged homes spend 90 percent less time on the market than those that are not staged. Home stagers can also be hired even if you’re not going anywhere. Stagers can consult on new layouts for your current home, much like an interior decorator.

Home staging can take place while you still occupy the house you plan to sell, or when the home is vacant. For an occupied home, the home stager will clear out clutter, rearrange furniture, and bring in decor and furniture as needed to create the perfect environment. Usually an occupied home has far too much of the current owner’s personality stamped on it, which makes it hard for prospective buyers to envision themselves living there. A home stager should neutralize and beautify the space. In vacant homes, a home stager will bring in furniture and decor so that potential buyers don’t walk into an empty house, which can be equally hard to imagine living in as a cluttered, occupied home.

 

What do interior designers do?

Interior designers do much more than pick complementary paint colors and choose matching furniture — although those tasks are important parts of the job. Unlike decorators, interior designers usually have an associate of science degree or certificate of achievement in interior design from an accredited program. They’re trained in drafting, lighting and computer aided design (CAD), and are experts in room-specific design and residential space planning. Interior designers use these skills to plan and design safe, highly functional and beautiful interior spaces, from kitchens and bathrooms to family rooms and bedrooms. They determine space requirements, work within building codes and inspection regulations, and meet accessibility standards. An interior designer’s day-to-day job includes creative and technical tasks, both of which often require great communication skills:

  • Creating model rooms and visuals using design software.
  • Researching different textiles, materials, finishes, lighting and furniture.
  • Hiring suppliers, vendors, and contractors.
  • Estimating costs and making bids on potential jobs.

How do you find a good interior designer?

For many homeowners, the difference between a good interior designer and a bad one is simply a matter of taste — but all good designers have similar skill sets. Interior designers usually have a degree or certificate in interior design, with training in design principles and lighting, drafting, and computer aided design (CAD) software. Good interior designers have strong color balancing skills and understand how different colors influence spatial perception and moods. They know the building and electrical codes in the areas where they practice, and they make sure that any contractors they hire also work to those codes. They are knowledgeable about different upholstery fabrics and draperies, stay ahead of residential design trends, and maintain their own individual creativity. Also, good interior designers have excellent space designing skills, so they can arrange a space efficiently and with ideal traffic flow. Ultimately, hiring a good interior designer means pinpointing one whose signature style is complementary to your personal style — so checking out many designers’ portfolios is a must — and whose communication methods match yours.

How much does it cost to stage a home for sale?

Nationally, the price for home staging ranges between $750 and $1,500. The price varies based on how many rooms in the house need staging, whether furniture and decor are needed or the stager can work with the client’s belongings, whether the home is occupied or vacant, and the sale price of the home. Occupied homes typically cost less to stage as they are already furnished, and can require less time and resources than staging an empty house. The main tasks when staging an occupied home are rearranging and decluttering. Staging an empty house can be more expensive as furniture and decor need to be trucked in, requiring transportation, physical labor and potential rental fees. Here are some examples of average home staging costs:

  • 2-hour consultation: $200, includes DIY tips and guidance.
  • 1- to 2-hour consultation and design session: $250, including written report.
    • Additional design consulting: $65 per hour.
  • 8 hours of staging an occupied home: $800.
    • Hands-on staging involving moving furniture, hanging and moving art, and decluttering.
  • Starting price for staging a vacant home could be $2,200.
  • A home stager may charge 1 percent of the home’s selling price.

How do you choose an interior designer?

Choosing an interior designer is all about finding one whose signature style fits well with your tastes and who can work within your budget. To choose the right professional for your interior design project, ask yourself these five questions:

  • What is your signature style? Good interior designers can both describe their personal aesthetic and demonstrate their signature style through their portfolios. Make sure it appeals to you.
  • How will you make sure the design fits my lifestyle? Good designers understand that the interior design must improve a homeowner’s experience in their home and fit into their lifestyle; for example, a white suede sofa is a poor choice for a family with large dogs and small children.
  • How much do you charge? Depending on the project, an interior designer may charge an hourly rate, a flat fee or a percentage of the project’s total cost.
  • How will you stick to my budget? An interior designer should have a plan for staying within your budget, which includes full transparency of costs and flexibility when choosing materials and furnishings.  

Because an interior design project is highly collaborative and based on hard-to-define personal preferences, it’s most important to choose a designer who communicates clearly and listens closely to you.

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