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Top Pro
  • 36 years in business
  • 573 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hargess U.
Verified review

We moved into a two-bedroom house and our designer recommended EBRR as a general contractor for our major renovation projects. Luis, the project manager, came in, listened to all our needs and specificity notated our request. We had a complete estimate for everything within only a few days including cost and time frames. Barry and EBRR was able to accommodate with all architect's drawings, all subcontractors and permits. The work was done on time and within budget, even with the inevitable surprises that always come up during renovation. They were punctual, always respectful and very neat.

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Stare's Restorations
4.9
from 55 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
James S.
Verified review

Pat is awesome. I painted the entire interior of my new home but didn't have the resources to reach the high-up corners in my stairway. He got it done quickly and neatly and also helped me with a few other projects around the house while he was there. His prices are very fair and I'll be sure to have him back to help me with other jobs.

Unlimited Resources, Inc.
4.2
from 51 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
JR G.
Verified review

Unlimited Resources renovated my two upstairs bathrooms and they did a great job. They helped me with the design process and my bathrooms are beautiful. They came on time, were clean and professional. I will definitely use them in the future.

SRO2, LLC Handyman Services
4.4
from 40 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
Florence H.
Verified review

Sandy and her crew are great! I had many alterations to my original project and they worked with me to get it right. Blue-tooth switches and LED recessed lighting in family room, LED lights in basement and new switches, researched and proposed the correct configurations...the whole gamut. Matt, the electrician worked in less than good conditions as my basement was quite full of stuff. The gentlemen who DD dry way patching and painting were great too. They covered EVERYTHING and made certain that I was satisfied when done. They even painted the entire ceiling when it was evident that the paint did not match. Give Sandy a call! I was pleased at her quick response, as well!

Paula Herrera, LLC.
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Massa D.
Verified review

Paula staged my two bedroom/ two bath condo on Connecticut Avenue (Van Ness Metro) area. She was prompt with moving furniture in and out and fairly responsive. She picked universal furniture that fit to most people's design tastes and the condo sold in one week.

Top Pro
  • 1 year in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Angel W.
Verified review

I highly recommend the design services provided by Trait Interior’s Kelley Rucker. Decorating can be stressful, but Kelley made it as stress free as possible with her down-to-earth approach, positive outlook, up-beat personality, eager nature, and responsive communication. Kelley is one of the kindest people I have had the pleasure of knowing. She treated me like a friend instead of a client. She looked out for me every step of the way and had my best interest at heart during our consultation, shopping trips, and design implementation. Kelley listened intently, did her research, and took immediate action. She was ready to hit the ground running! It was refreshing that Kelley came up with a plan to tackle my design issues, sent me a course of action, and delivered. She even drove me around town during the shopping sessions and used her creative thinking and determination to overfill her car with large shopping items. She was right there at the store taking items apart and putting them back together at my home. Kelley was also accommodating and generous with her time and suggestions. Additionally, she is cost conscious and value oriented. If you have a budget, she will stick to it! Kelley loves what she does and her excitement for her work is infectious. No one else I spoke with showed the same kind of enthusiasm for my project as Kelley did. It’s important to feel like you are a priority when you want to accomplish a project, and Kelley made me a priority. I believe Kelley offers free phone and in home consultations, so you have nothing to lose by giving her a call.

Smart House Remodeling, LLC
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew C.
Verified review

Yosif from Smart House Remodeling installed a shower door that I had purchased from Home Depot. The price was competitive with the other Thumbtack bids, but the deciding factor was that Yosif was willing to do the work on this small project during the weekend. I didn't have to be out from work. It did take a little longer than I expected to get the door installed. But this was because the door's design made it difficult to get the door to hang correctly on the pivot hinges This problem was the door's design rather than Yosif's work. I really appreciate the fact that he worked until he got the door installed correctly. If I ever have other home improvement projects, I would definitely consider using Smart House Remodeling again.

New Vision Properties
4.5
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Leonard M.
Verified review

First meeting with interior designer went well!

  • 7 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Edith T.
Verified review

1. Excellent work in interior flooring design in every which ways...Having 4, in total, of these interesting and yet colorful carpet-tile rugs on the first floor of the house. I really love how neat they make the space look. The carpet-tile material tracks dust and dirt well. A light vacuum returns their pretty look within no time at all. They are both functional as well as pretty. These are unique and one-of-a-kind solution for your floor coverage, and that is what I'd like to have. Chun-Fa's working style is meticulous, thoughtful and efficient for all of my projects. He never drags his feet of delivering a rug design diagram. He listens to my feedback on the proposed design and would alter/adjust the design to my satisfaction. In summary, he is pleasant, considerate and reasonable to deal with. I'd highly recommend Chun-Fa for your design needs. You will be happily surprised on how good and trust-worthy he is!!

Top Pro
  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
RJ S.
Verified review

What an amazing job. You all were prompt, professional and extremely well priced. The design features were great and everyone at the open house commented on how lovely the home was staged. You helped me sell it in less than a week!

Lux Design Associates
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Annette G.
Verified review

From the time we met, Patty demonstrated her ability to understand my desires, needs and concerns. This was my first experience with a full home remodel and I was very nervous. She made me feel at ease, helped me portray my vision, and captured the essence of the look and feel I wanted for my home. Her design and the options provided clearly validated her knowledge and the quality of her work. She maintained her enthusiasm throughout the project, worked within my budget, and displayed much flexibility in accommodating changes along the way. Patty skillfully managed to stay on schedule to meet the project's tight 3-month deadline with her team's great performance. She brought my vision to a reality just in time for Christmas and I couldn't be happier!

Magnifique Homes
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Marie J L.
Verified review

Absolutely loved MagnifiqueHomes! I moved to Virginia and needed to downsize quite a bit, moving into a much smaller place. Maud was great at utilizing the small space I had to maximum efficiency, making it feel like a home at the same time. She kept me involved in every step -- making it a truly enjoyable experience. I couldn't be happier with this, my first interior design experience. I would definitely recommend MagnifiqueHomes without hesitation.

Maylex Interior Design
4.8
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Adebusola O.
Verified review

I know her to be passionate about her job. She takes her time to search for new designs and combine them with her own ideas which makes her work extraordinary. I will recommend Maylex to any one looking for quality and professional interior design.

EC Design
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Dan L.
Verified review

The True House Design team was amazing! I had a vacant condo and wanted to sell it. They met with me prior to the tenants moving out and recommended what fixes and painting to get done and what furniture to bring in after they moved out. When my tenants moved out the staging and preparation was doing very quickly and looked amazing! My condo sold quickly and for the highest price ever in the building!

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Theresa G.
Verified review

My husband and I have done renovations on a couple of properties on our own, but I was looking for some assistance with this latest renovation since my husband was deployed. The difference between how this renovation went in comparison to those is shocking – in a good way! Brook with BB Designs & Remodeling helped me in ways I didn’t even know I needed assistance. For example, her suggestion of moving a wall and a window in our living room ended up creating a showcase space that opens beautifully onto our wooded backyard. That kind of pre-construction/design assistance was exactly what I was looking for in a designer!! The vision that she laid out in our original meeting was amazing. After our initial meeting at the property, we sat down and went through various pictures and idea books so that Brook could further hone in on our desired look. She came to the table very organized and had multiple selections for me (lighting, kitchen cabinet pulls, wall colors, etc.), all the while offering her creative suggestions as well. She kept me on track with all the little decisions I had to make. And when I was overwhelmed with the amount of decisions/work to be done, Brook helped to calm me down and focus my attention on just a few things to keep the process moving forward without a high stress level. Brook was able to take us from the pre-construction phase straight through to the final design elements that pull the whole project together. Her help with various trips to tile and hardware stores to pick out the finishes were incredibly helpful!! BB Designs can help with whatever type of project you are looking to do. They can do a spot design if there’s an area of a room that needs assistance, all the way up to being the first in the home getting a major renovation project started. They can help interview and then manage contractors, purchase and receive the pieces, handle the budgets, and do the final design elements and staging. BB Designs & Remodeling can offer you a turn-key renovation experience – taking the stress and headache off of you. Finally, BB Designs & Remodeling’s assistance and expertise will add value to your home – making the investment in their design experience absolutely worth it. They can handle a simple staging of your home to get it ready for the market and have it present well to potential buyers -- to making great value-added changes during a renovation that will increase its market value! I think the change to our living room alone added a wow factor that will easily translate to well over $10k when we go to sell it! I cannot recommend Brook of BB Designs & Remodeling strongly enough. She has been incredibly hard-working, detail-oriented, dedicated, creative, flexible and understanding through our various starts and stops in our project. BB Designs is a company that truly wants to make you happy in your home and their love for their works shines through – they are a joy to work with! I highly recommend them to anyone looking for help with the design and/or renovation of their home.

Danielle Kelly Art LLC
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Stacy P.
Verified review

My family moved into our home a few years back and finally got the chance to update the living and dining room. Danielle was amazing at using the perfect blends of color for the walls, and picking the best decor and furniture pieces that brought our rooms to life! I would definitely recommend her for interior design and painting services!

RT Studio
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Alex H.
Verified review

I hired Damian and Gadi to design an addition to my mid-century contemporary house. They presented numerous options in 3-D software to better visualize the design which was extremely helpful. We never felt pressured to settle on a particular design and encourporated our requests very nicely into the final product. They are extremely easy to work with and go the extra mile to achieve the desired results. They are also extremely responsive to our questions during construction. I can't say enough, we feel extremely happy and fortunate to have hired them!

Exclusive Creations Design
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
April C.
Verified review

In March, I hired Collene of Exclusive Creations Design to decorate my office space and training center. I had a special event that I was hosting and had to have the work completed in just under 1 week. She used a few existing pieces that I already had and I gave her carte blanche for the rest. The outcome was phenomenal! I left her with a blank space and when I walked in to the finished product, I felt like I was on a decorating show! I constantly receive complements about the choice of colors and the furnishings. Several months later I enlisted her services again for another studio space and again- it turned out wonderfully. I highly recommend Collene. She does a fantastic job meeting your needs with your budget to create your dream space!

Decorating Den Interiors
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Corrie H.
Verified review

Angela is so talented and gave our house a much needed make over. She is great to work with. In our first meeting, I showed her some ideas and talked about my goals. When she came back with her recommendations, I was amazed - she totally "got" my aesthetic and just completely nailed it. Our home was transformed into a beautifully designed and functional family household. We just bought a new house and I am going to work with Angela again on a total design make over. She is fantastic!

Signature Design Interiors
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer M.
Verified review

Signature Design Interiors staged my home in One Loudoun and did an amazing job! They brought in furnishings, art, area rugs, linens, and accessories to highlight my home's best features. The turnaround time between requesting their help and the completed project was just a couple of days. I highly recommend the team at Signature Design Interiors for staging as well as decorating and remodeling. They are top notch!

StudioHue, LLC
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Frank G.
Verified review

Was very happy with the communication, pricing and work product. Only used for the design layout and concepts but would not hesitate to use for a complete project in the future.

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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