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Cedar Rapids Modern Interior Designers

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Heartwood Build & Design
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Susan R.
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Excellent work quality, very professional and responsive. Great work ethic. Takes value in what is done and completed. Very responsive. Has completely remodeled two houses and with custom finishes and designs. I would recommend to anyone that needs "fix it" work to remodeling. Very skilled at design work and can do most anything.

Beardsley Design Drafting
5.0
from 1 review
  • 27 years in business
Douglas L.
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Steve was great to work with as we dreamed to how to expand our current home and add bedrooms and additional living spaces. We ultimately decided to relocate, but had we stayed in our current home, Steve's plan was our work plan. Steve understands building constraints and listens to customers. All very necessary in today's dynamic world. Doug

Wapsi Wood Design
5.0
from 1 review
  • 13 years in business
Mike A.
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Randy, at Wapsi Wood Design did an OUTSTANDING job on a Cajon for me! A Cajon is a wooden drum and Randy hand crafted and shaped the drum to be toned just right! It's a very tricky thing to do because each side must resonate just right with the other sides...amazing work! Mike Austin

Ellevate Design
5.0
from 1 review
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Paula H.
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Love working with Michelle.

  • 3 years in business
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2 Design Chix is a mother-daughter duo who have been designing high-end kitchens, bathrooms, home offices, laundry rooms, mudrooms and more for over 30 years. Our eye for design extends into organizing space for functionality and ease of mind for a better quality of life.

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I love to help people create a design that makes their spaces not only visually pleasing but also functional.

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My services are available for residential, boutique hotel and limited commercial needs. My services are detailed and unique to the individual's taste and lifestyle. I am creative and resourceful. Creating and recreating space(s) draw new and desired energy in the way one wants to live their life. I can do a calm or vibrant design using the four important elements: fire, water, earth and air. Possibilities are drawn out of each client and formed into reality and comfort, function and gratitude.

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Fall in love again. Chances are, if you are looking for an interior designer, you are ready for a big change. You have come to the right place! You probably already know what you like and just need a little help pulling a cohesive, cozy, and inviting space. We can do it together, and it will be fun, too! There are so many creative ways that you can use the things that you already have to give your space a new and fresher look. If you are not afraid of a little work, we can do some great things together. Call me.

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If you're looking for an interior painter or someone to help with interior decorating, contact me! I can help you pick out paint colors and work with you on decorating your home within your budget.

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My work is done right the first time! Guaranteed .

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If you want a completely custom design for your next home building project, 2 Toned Design is great for you. We will work closely with you to include all possible needs and wants for your building project while also keeping your budget in mind.

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I have a degree in interior design and with 8 years of experience. I work with residential and commercial clients.

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Whether you need to sell your current home, need to buy a one or strictly just need your home refreshed, we can design a house or specific rooms to meet clients needs. From interior design to new construction, every home will have a personal touch.

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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