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Residential Interior Designer

A residential interior designer develops the artistic vision and creates plans for the spaces inside a home. They are an essential part of the property development team.

What is a Residential Interior Designer?

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  A residential interior designer develops concepts and sketches for residential interior design. They think creatively about the use of space and how best to use elements such as color and movement. They also typically choose fixtures and finishes throughout the home.
  A residential interior designer develops concepts and sketches for residential interior design. They think creatively about the use of space and how best to use elements such as color and movement. They also typically choose fixtures and finishes throughout the home.
Businesswoman designing

What is the salary of a Residential Interior Designer?

A residential interior designer’s salary depends upon several factors. Experience, education, and certification are all important. The specific job duties that firms assign to designers and the firm’s size are also factors in determining salary. However, the most significant factors in determining salary are the location and the cost of living in a particular market.
The table below features the average salaries of residential interior designers in several countries and how those salaries compare with salaries paid in the Philippines. The salaries shown for all the countries except the Philippines fail to include any extra costs such as insurance payments or government fees. However, the salary figures provided for workers in the Philippines include the additional charges and ShoreAgents fees.

What is the average salary for a Residential Interior Designer?

The average salary of a Residential Interior Designer in Australia
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$89,136 AUD
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$26,429 AUD
based in the Philippines
The average salary of a Residential Interior Designer in New Zealand
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$80,746 NZD
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$29,759 NZD
based in the Philippines
The average salary of a Residential Interior Designer in United Kingdom
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£39,101 GBP
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£15,442 GBP
based in the Philippines
The average salary of a Residential Interior Designer in United States of America
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$64,586 USD
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$18,473 USD
based in the Philippines
The average salary of a Residential Interior Designer in Canada
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$72,174 CAD
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$24,070 CAD
based in the Philippines
The average salary of a Residential Interior Designer in Singapore

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$64,674 SGD
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$25,185 SGD
based in the Philippines
The table demonstrates that the average residential interior design salary in the Philippines is about one-third to one-half the salary you’d expect to pay in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, or Singapore. ShoreAgents is a real estate staffing solutions firm based in the Philippines. We can help you find a qualified virtual residential interior designer at a lower cost than you’ll pay locally.

Can a Residential Interior Designer work virtually?

Businesswoman smiling in front of a laptop When you realize how much money you could save by hiring a virtual residential interior designer in the Philippines, you’re probably wondering whether an interior designer can do the job virtually. The answer is yes. Residential interior design services can be virtual. The key is to develop a job description carefully and set realistic expectations. You’ll also want to talk with your team to gain buy-in for the virtual team member. And you’ll need to invest in task management software to prioritize tasks for your virtual residential interior designer.

Local Residential Interior Designer Vs. Virtual Residential Interior Designer

Is hiring a virtual residential interior designer practical and worthwhile? Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of choosing a virtual residential interior designer.
You can experience significant salary savings by hiring a virtual residential interior designer based in the Philippines instead of a locally based one in most countries. You’ll also save money by not having to find a workstation and equip it with a desk, chair, and computer.
Hiring a residential interior designer locally means you’ll have to do most of the hiring work yourself. The hiring process is extremely time-consuming. You’ll need to develop a job description, post it on all the job boards and local newspapers, then go through all the applications you receive. You’ll then choose finalists and conduct interviews. Once you’ve chosen the final candidate, you’ll have to conduct background checks.
If you hire a virtual residential interior designer, you can work with ShoreAgents. If you partner with us, we’ll do most of the hiring work, and you’ll be able to spend time on other activities. We’ll help develop the job description and handle all the recruiting. We’ll do all the initial screening and present you with finalists to interview. We’ll do all the background checks. You still choose the designer that works best with your team, but you don’t have to spend hours and hours doing it.
You want an excellent residential interior designer. And you also want someone familiar with the property development industry. Finding both specializations in one person isn’t always easy, especially in today’s labor market. ShoreAgents provides staffing solutions only for the real estate/property development industry. We have excellent networks across all facets of the real estate industry, and we can recruit people who understand the business and the design feel.
We provide several benefits that help our virtual designers remain engaged. They work in modern, climate-controlled offices alongside others who are filling similar roles for other companies. The energy is positive, and the opportunities for collaboration and mutual support abound.
We also provide continuing education in the real estate industry to all our residential interior designers. The chance to learn something new also keeps them fully engaged.
When your residential interior designer is engaged in their work, they’ll seldom be absent or want to leave the position.
While the benefits of partnering with ShoreAgents to hire a virtual interior designer are significant, the challenges are few. Indeed, the only potential disadvantage is that you’ll think about your work processes and team interactions a little differently. However, you can overcome these potential challenges. ShoreAgents provides advice and coaching to help ensure the relationship is smooth.
A local residential interior designer or virtual residential interior designer?
It’s your choice. If you decide you’d like to go virtual after weighing the benefits and challenges, ShoreAgents will help ensure your success. We are experienced at helping companies make the transition, and we want you to receive the maximum benefits from your virtual residential designer.

What are the duties of an a Residential Interior Designer?

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A residential interior designer is a part of the property development team, and their duties often depend on the team’s needs. Here are some typical responsibilities.
  • Conceptualize and develop floor plans and interior design, creating mood boards to sample the design vision.
  • Use computer applications in the design process.
  • Manage the scope of work based on ROI and develop and maintain the budget for the project.
  • Oversee structural design and implementation.
  • Order materials and schedule inspections.
  • Develop the construction schedule and identify and solve problems.
  • Ensure that designs comply with all regulations.
  • Work in a team across all phases of design from concept to completion.
  • Communicate well with all stakeholders.
Residential interior designers have several core competencies. Typically, they already have a portfolio of design work and have a bachelor’s degree in design or are a certified residential interior designer. They know how to use various computer programs, such as AutoCAD, Illustrator, SketchUp, or Revit in creating their designs. They are highly creative and have excellent communication skills. They work well as part of a team.

Residential Interior Designer Role

Many of the critical residential interior designer duties can be done virtually. Indeed, many firms are already advertising remote residential interior design jobs where the designer works from home.
In the table below, we’ve considered which responsibilities a virtual residential interior designer can perform. We’ve marked them with a tick. We’ve marked those that only an in-person team member can perform with a cross. We’ve marked those tasks that are primarily virtual but need some in-person help with both a tick and a cross.
Develop floor plans and interior designs, and mood boards. check circle
Use computer applications in the design process.check circle
Develop and maintain a budget for each project and ensure the scope of work yields a reasonable ROI. check circle
Oversee structural design and implementation. check circlecancel circle
Order materials and schedule inspections. check circle
Prepare the construction schedule. Solve problems related to the schedule. check circlecancel circle
Ensure compliance with regulations.check circle
Be a team player. check circle
Communicate well with everyone on the project. check circle
As the table shows, a virtual residential interior designer can remotely perform almost all the traditional duties. Team members on site will need to ensure that workers on the site are following the designs. They’ll also need to let the designer know if problems on-site will impact the scheduling. By making only these few adjustments, a firm can enjoy the benefits of a virtual residential interior designer, such as lower costs, time savings, and better retention.
ShoreAgents can help your firm hire a virtual residential interior designer. They also can provide advice and coaching to make that hire a success.

Where to hire a Residential Interior Designer?

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You could go the traditional route and hire a local residential interior designer to work on-site at your office. However, this isn’t generally the most cost-effective or time-effective solution.
Hiring a virtual residential interior designer through ShoreAgents is cost-effective, saves time, and improves retention. ShoreAgents can recruit from its vast network of real estate professionals. We can also advise you on developing your job description and managing your virtual team member. We can coach you and your hire to ensure the relationship’s success. In the unlikely case, your first residential interior designer is a poor fit, we manage the legal issues involved with dismissing that person and help you find a replacement.
ShoreAgents is based in the Philippines. Outsourcing to the Philippines is an effective solution. The Philippines has a sizeable BPO-based economy, especially in the real estate industry. The country also has a workforce of more than 45 million people. Incentives encourage workers to pursue additional education and training beyond high school.
Hiring at ShoreAgents in the Philippines
Spain and the United States have heavily influenced the history of the Philippines. The result is that the culture is similar to that of Europe, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore. English is one of the country’s official languages, and all government documents are written in English. A virtual residential interior designer in the Philippines will speak English fluently.
The Filipino workforce is also eager to work with foreign companies and is accustomed to arising early or working late into the evening to accommodate the schedules of foreign companies. The country’s central location also makes it convenient for most of Asia.
Finally, the labor costs in the Philippines are low. Your virtual designer will cost you less than half what a local designer will cost.
ShoreAgents is a real estate staffing solutions firm. We understand and have expertise in all aspects of the real estate industry, including property development. Whether you’re hiring one designer or a team of professionals, we can meet your staffing needs.

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