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Iowa City Home Decorators

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The Painters
4.0
from 17 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
James L.
Verified review

Over the years I have relied on The Painters to help me various jobs at different properties I have in the North Liberty and Iowa City area. Experience, flexibility and cleanliness are just a few of the reasons I have to call on Mr. Mulhern. Getting properties ready in a timely manner is always a concern in my business. No matter how big or small the job is, The Painters address general maintenance inside or outside my properties with complete professionalism and great attitude. Thanks again Todd and company!

Heartwood Build & Design
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Bill W.
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Having been involved with Darrick and Sheree both as a Realtor and personally, I witnessed their desire to transform dreams into reality. Outstanding craftsmanship became their trademark in transforming investment properties into true works of original art. Darrick also replaced the deck on my home in a very short period of time at a fair price and it was beautiful. I've had many comments of approval for that project. If you are searching for a contractor you can trust with whatever your building/remodeling needs, I would recommend Darrick Eberle.

242 Home Improvement
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Don W.
Verified review

242 was used by us because of the consideration by Severn for his employees. This decision came about because snow was on our roof at that time the job was being quoted by selected contractors and one contractor was willing to broom the snow off and start his employees working immediately. When I discussed the same point with Severn, he said, "I would not work on a roof that had just been swept clean of snow and I will not ask my employees to do it either." I made a decision to use 242 to replace our roof at that point. The list of clients provided that already had our specific shingle installed was very helpful in making the final decision. It allowed me to see the quality of the product being used and the quality of the work performed for other clients of 242. The men doing the work were very professional. We have been happy with their work since the job was finished. Don & Kathy W Moline, IL

Beardsley Design Drafting
5.0
from 1 review
  • 27 years in business
Douglas L.
Verified review

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

J Brown Construction, LLC
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jessica C.
Verified review

J Brown Construction was able to get started on the job timely and did fantastic work! They are very professional to work with. JBC made sure the work was done correctly. They removed the old siding and showed me some areas around the chimney that had water damage. It is a 40 year old house, so I was not too surprised. I was glad that they took the time to point it out and repair it and not just cover it up. We had other contractors quote to just put new siding over the old. The proper repairs to the water damaged framing never would have been done if we had gone with them! I could not be happier with our new siding and with J Brown Construction!

Xtreme Home Repair
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Sheree R.
Verified review

Carpet Removal.

  • 4 years in business
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Westside Home Repair LLC provide a high-quality handyman, basic plumbing and electric and cabinetry service, low prices, and prompt execution.

About

I've been working in construction since I was 12. My father owned a concrete business. In the winter, we built and finished houses. I really enjoy working with people to complete their ideas. At times, I might be OCD with the project because I'm very picky. I don't like doing things twice or taking short cuts.

  • 34 years in business
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We build custom homes, from the ground up. We provide remodels and some commercial work. We do drywalls, tiles, frames, roofs, trims and concrete work of all kinds. No job is too big or too small.

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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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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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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 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 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.

How much do interior designers charge?

You can hire an interior design for a job as basic as a one-room consultation or as complex as supervising the design of an entire new home, helping with space planning, choosing color palettes, and shopping for furniture, flooring and artwork. The size and scope of the job will determine how much an interior designer charges; the average national cost for an interior designer ranges from $75 to $100 or more per hour. Other cost factors include the person’s reputation — interior designers to the stars are usually more expensive — and region. Most interior designers charge an average of $100-$225 for an initial consultation, but some will charge an hourly rate, usually starting at an average of $50, for larger projects that require extensive consultations. Hourly rates may be available for smaller projects, such as redecorating a living room or staging a home for sale; for instance, shopping and consulting can cost an average of $75 to $100 per hour, while staging costs and average $95 per hour. For many homeowners, a percentage of an interior designer’s cost is recouped through the professional discounts they receive from their vendors.

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