As an interior designer, I HATE the practice of charging by mark-up. I think we should all move to a model of just charging by time. When I am bidding my time, I will state that sofa selection will include X many choices and X many hours and after that, additional time will be billed. It keeps the clients a little more focused and builds trust. If you are making your money through mark-ups, the client is always doubting what you are charging them for things and if you've picked out the most expensive option just to make more money. Heck, I don't even care if the client purchases it themselves! Then they can go through the pain or ordering/tracking and they can be responsible for making/breaking the schedule. If I do the purchasing, then I add my time for it.
Interior Designers: Reality Shows vs. Reality
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