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1. Jenine Beck Design
Top Pro
5.0
from 15 reviews
5.0
(15)
GREAT VALUE
  • 11 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
"Working with Jenine Beck Design was simply a dream. She is a highly talented designer with amazing ideas. However, she listens keenly to what the client wants--and incorporates their ideas into the plan. Jenine re-designed our entire bedroom. She put together a plan which completely transformed what we had, into an idyllic, contemporary oasis. She brought in tried, trusted and tested contractors--who were a pleasure to work with--and together, they executed her/our vision. The result completely blew us away--way beyond our expectations. Jenine worked within our budget--but did not in any way sacrifice style--she has fantastic networks with suppliers, so we were able to get luxury items at great prices. She was there with the contractors (builders, painters etc) every step of the way--and we did not have to worry at all about any of the work being done. She was the go-to person for everything--and she managed all the sub-contracts. At a personal level, Jenine is special. A kind and caring designer--and a perfectionist. She is very sensitive to client preferences and she makes working with her very easy. Rarely do I make unequivocal recommendations, but in Jenine's case, I am. You will be hard-pressed to find a better or more talented designer than her in the area. If you have a design job, small or large, I HIGHLY recommend that you reach out to her. You will not regret it. She changed our room--and with that, changed our lives."
$50/Hour
starting cost
4. Moving In Made EZ With 02840 llc.
4.5
from 14 reviews
4.5
(14)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 8 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
"This was my second project working with Michele from Moving Made EZ and the end results of job far exceeded anything I could have ever imagined!!!! Michele helped me renovate our first restaurant location, and we are constantly getting comment about how beautiful the atmosphere is from our customers. This second location was definitely a challenge. The interior resembled something out of a 1959 cowboy movie. It hadn't been cleaned in what looked like 20 years. It was quite an undertaking, and I was overwhelmed. I called Michele and she immediately met me onsite. After discussing our goal to bring this restaurant back to life, our 7 month journey together was not an easy one. Starting with complete painting of interior and exterior surfaces, Michele's expertise of paint color was on point. Beautiful tones of gold and greys permeate throughout, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. We reupholstered all the booths with beautiful fabrics that Michelle tirelessly shopped for, making sure we had the perfect durable material that would uphold in a very busy restaurant. Her floor recommendation was perfect, a black hardwood commercial product that absorbs noise in keeping a quieter, more enjoyable atmosphere for dining guests. We added light sconces, chandeliers and other fixtures to brighten up the whole restaurant, which she found on the internet at an amazing price, along with many other items, way too many to mention on this review. Her recommendation for window treatments were perfect, and her choice of decorative pictures for our bar area were wonderful. She created a beautiful focal point in the main dining room with a magnificent faux stone wall the she recommended, along with a recessed electric fireplace in the center of the wall. It is just gorgeous. Our biggest challenge was how to decorate our newly constructed bar. Her first recommendation came up very expensive and over budget, but after many hours of brainstorming, she came up with a brilliant and affordable solution. We painted together, shopped together, and she listened to my ideas which is one reason why I really enjoy working with Michele. Her attention to detail is one that makes her really stand out, and it is the smallest details that can make the biggest difference in a designing project. The end result, as I earlier stated, is one that leaves our customers in shock as they enter our new restaurant and remember the previous location. It is with sincere appreciation that I have for Michele that I would recommend her for any designing project you have, whether a business, a home, a vacation spot, a store front or any other project you encounter."
$75/Hour
starting cost

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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 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 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 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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