Having a well designed show home is a proven marketing tool that all big developers and well-known builders use, spending tens of thousands of pounds in the process. However, it does not necessarily have to be an expensive exercise and small local builders will be surprised and delighted to find out how affordable our show home interior design service is. We can work to the smallest budgets and do not tie you to expensive furniture rental packages, and if you are able to organise the construction of the furniture yourself, you can really keep costs down.
How my show home interior design service works:
Following an initial project meeting, where we establish the target market, concept and budget, I will prepare a design scheme and “shopping list” of basic furniture items for you to order yourself. (I will provide you with a spreadsheet with links to the suppliers website to make this process simple and painless.)
Once the furniture arrives you can assemble it yourself, or I can arrange for this to be done if you would prefer.
I will then buy the all-important accessories (bedding, artwork, curtains, cushions, rugs, plants) and dress the space ready for the estate agents photos and launch. Choosing accessories and dressing the show home will be charged at an hourly rate.
As a rough guide, the total cost of designing and dressing a small one bedroom starter show home could range from as little as £2750, which would include the purchase of all furniture and accessories.
Buyers struggle to visualise living in an empty space so even furnishing a property with just the basics (and a few well-chosen accessories to add wow factor) will inspire and delight your potential customers and result in quicker sales at the best prices.
Read more about one of my recent show home design projects here!