At Procompare, we have been tracking prices and seasonal trends for many years. Based on our proprietary data of historical project costs (acquired from thousands of our Pros) and other cost data from various respectable sources, we have put together a 2021 interior designer cost guide, where we have gathered all the necessary information for you to make the best possible decision.

House interior design project
Average cost R1000 / sqm
Cost range R500R1500 / sqm

This is the price of a complete interior design project, including concept design (sketches, moodboards, etc.), all necessary drawings (2D and 3D drawings, technical drawings, etc.), and project management per square metre. The final price will depend on the expertise and experience of the interior designer and the complexity of the project. The average cost of a House interior design project is R1000 / sqm, or typically between R500 / sqm and R1500 / sqm.

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Junior interior designer
Average cost R250 / hour
Cost range R150R350 / hour

If you are on a tight budget, it is advisable to hire a junior interior designer who can charge even up to 50% less per hour. Less experience, however, does not necessarily mean a less satisfactory end result. You can also keep costs down by only asking the designer to draw up the remodeling and decorating plans and oversee the rest of the project yourself. Junior interior designer costs range between R150 / hour and R350 / hour with an average of R250 / hour.

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Senior interior designer
Average cost R500 / hour
Cost range R300R700 / hour

A senior designer has 5-9 years of design experience. He can take care of all project deliverables (construction drawings, space plans, 3D renderings, finish selection, product/furniture specification, etc.) The end price depends on the size of the space, the type of space (residential or commercial), the complexity of the project and the experience of the designer. The cost to hire a senior interior designer typically runs from R300 / hour to R700 / hour, averaging at R500 / hour.

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Recent jobs for interior designers

Pretoria
Property type: House/Townhouse
City or suburb where you need the service: Pretoria
Approx. size (sqm): 100–200 sqm
Estimated project start: 1–3 months
Two storey house with 3 bedrooms of 3x3 sqm each and full bathroom on the top floor. Kitchen, dinning room, lounge and toilet on ground floor. I would also like to build 3 backrooms of 3x7 meters each and a boundary wall around the house. Please let me know what you will quote for all these services.
Architects, House designs
Napier
Property type: House/Townhouse
City or suburb where you need the service: Napie
Approx. size (sqm): Less than 100 sqm
Estimated project start: More than 3 months
Small home built in the style of a cottage. 2 Bedroom 2 Bath. Open kitchen Lounge Diningroom. Large fireplace. Separate scullery and washing room. Small study Attached double garage. Stand is on a slope. Additional cellar.Must have water storage facilities in cellar plus be partially solar enhanced and have gas installation for heat and cooking. Large "stoep" with generous roof attached. All cupboards to be built fixed and recessed into walls. Thick walls with built in seating at windows. Windows to be of medium to small size to retain heat in Winter and reduce heat in Summer. please send me quotes via email
Kuils River
Property type: House/Townhouse
City or suburb where you need the service: Kuils River
Approx. size (sqm): 100–200 sqm
Estimated project start: More than 3 months
I need a quote on the extension of vibrate wall and extension of the back of the house. My plot is fairly small. The outside wall of the house extends to vibrate wall. The one-room to add walk-in cupboard & the space left to put in build in braai.It must still be in separate space. Let me know if you can assist at least with an extension on the house plan. Thanx in advance.
Polokwane
Property type: House/Townhouse
City or suburb where you need the service: Polokwane
Approx. size (sqm): 200–600 sqm
Estimated project start: 1–3 months
4 bedrooms all en-suite bathroom, for two of the kids bedrooms I would love a Jack and Jill bathroom both with access to the bathroom , living room , dining room , big kitchen with a pantry and a scullery , big closet space in the main bedroom if possible a walk in closet ( walk in not walk through ), the main bedroom bathroom may it please be spacious also , guest toilet , 4 garages . ( I don’t want tiny rooms ). Study, pygma room, small gym.
Randpark Ridge
Property type: House/Townhouse
City or suburb where you need the service: Randpark Ridge
Approx. size (sqm): 200–600 sqm
Estimated project start: More than 3 months
Looking to add an extension to my existing property. It is 4 x 2bedroom duplexes each consisting of a Full bathroom, Open plan Lounge, Dining Room, and Kitchen. With a little yard space. Front and back entrance to Duplex with wash area situated in one end. Units set to be 80 square meters each with also a pamper room in the down section. Will require electricity and water supply as well run from main house piping and elect however to be separately billed.
Architects, House designs
Leeupoort
Property type: House/Townhouse
City or suburb where you need the service: Leeupoort T
Approx. size (sqm): 100–200 sqm
Estimated project start: Within a month
Building a low cost retirement home. 2 Bedrooms 2 bathrooms, lounge, dining, kitchen open plan, in a U shape. I have bought the property and have fairly specific ideas on the style I want. I am going solar off the grid. Have an existing water connection. Will need French drains etc. I have a self drawn sketch of the plan I would like, but would need to discuss a lot of features with the architect.
Johannesburg
Property type: House/Townhouse
City or suburb where you need the service: Johannesburg
Approx. size (sqm): 200–600 sqm
Estimated project start: 1–3 months
multiple levels contemporary six cars basement parking. ground floor including open plan kitchen dinning family seating and formal lounge.double guest bedroom.stuff room .office near driveway..home theatre.covered patio first floor is children wing included bedroom 4.3,2 pj lounge n study n gym second floor dedicated master bedroom terace and balcony.. i need lift from basement..ground floor.first second all room must be ensuite face north to capture the sun
Empangeni
Property type: House/Townhouse
City or suburb where you need the service: Empangeni
Approx. size (sqm): 200–600 sqm
Estimated project start: More than 3 months
I am planning on building a single story house. 4 bedrooms 3 full bathrooms 1and one half bathroom. master bedroom with en suite and walk in closet. All bedrooms should be spacious with good size closets. 3 car garages. Open plan living, dining and kitchen. Media room, pantry and laundry room. Love the L shaped house because I want it to surround the pool area.
Witbank North
Property type: House/Townhouse
City or suburb where you need the service: Witbank North
Approx. size (sqm): Less than 100 sqm
Estimated project start: Within a month
I need help please we used a architect to draw extensions on our Current home, the architect disposed our original house plans. The Municipality did not approve the new plans with the extensions on they said the plans doest make sin. No we will have to first redraw the original house and then put the extensions on. If somebody can contact me please on marynagreeff@gmail.com i do have the drawings that need to be redraw. The house is 12 Anna Scheepers Del Judor 1 Witbank The Purple part in the attachment is part of the current home the rest is the extension
North Pine
Property type: House/Townhouse
City or suburb where you need the service: North Pine
Approx. size (sqm): 100–200 sqm
Estimated project start: 1–3 months
It’s a 3 bedroom house. Would like to like add a bathroom in two of the rooms . One in the main room and the second room. Would like to add another room. Bedroom 1: mother Bedroom 2: daughter 1 - adding bathroom Bedroom 3: daughter 2 Add bedroom 4: for daughter 3 Breaking and extending the whole kitchen . The toilet is separate to the bathroom , would like to have that combined and make as one if possible .