Stylish Interior Design Help for $50


Think you're too poor for an interior designer? Think again. Professional interior design help is now within reach for the renter. Fueled by demand from a younger, more style-conscious clientele seeking affordable prices in the down economy, interior designers are now offering cut-rate services like analyzing your apartment's style, for as little as $50 per hour.

"I think interior design used to be considered something just for the wealthy," said Michelle Pollak, an interior designer from Charleston, South Carolina. "More people have come on board ... it's more mass market [these days]."

Some first-time customers may be intimidated, thinking that interior designers only do major remodels. But instead of starting from scratch, these space planners will rearrange your furniture, de-clutter and consult on improvements, such as color palates and window treatments.

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