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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:41 am 
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Hello friends, I have recently bought a house and searching for an interior decorator who can decorate my home to look better. I have searched for many interior decorators but still confused to go with. If you have any idea about interior decorators please guide me. Thanks


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:39 am 
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Have you asked locally for recomendations?


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1. Ask your neighbours and in local Facebook groups for recommendations.

2. Ask three of the recommended people to come out and quote for the work.

3. Choose the person you feel most comfortable with.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:16 am 
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If you are having a lot done, say a whole house rather than 1 room, ask if he has any customers you can visit or pictures you can see. A good tradesman will usually have repeat customers who are happy for pictures to be taken or maybe even a quick visit to show off the work done.


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ask friends and neighbours for recommendations. Don't ask on faceache, that's where all the cowboys live... well some of them anyway

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Just find a qualified decorator!

Don’t ask if you can go to his previous customers house and look at his work because let’s be honest that’s rude. And I wouldn’t want a stranger in my house when it hasn’t been hoovered and I’ve got my pie and chips on my lap after a days work.

They’ll probably get a picture for you though.

Facebook all people want is the CHEAPEST and the BEST and that doesn’t exist. If it’s cheap it’s because it’s cheap. Avoid Facebook because for Christ sake.

Look in the paper, classifieds. Maybe they have a website but some won’t but it’s not a reflection on their work

Ask them questions, get a couple of quotes and go with the guy who had his head screwed on!

Offers guarantee of his work, uses trade paints and is qualified.


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I disagree with some of the comments about Facebook. I have found several great tradesmen after asking for recommendations in my local community group on Facebook. I still made sure I went through my usual vetting procedure before I hired anyone. I have also been recommended several times in the same group.



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Tom d'Angler wrote:
I disagree with some of the comments about Facebook. I have found several great tradesmen after asking for recommendations in my local community group on Facebook. I still made sure I went through my usual vetting procedure before I hired anyone. I have also been recommended several times in the same group.


Only the greatest of tradesmen need not use Facebook.

Being recommended is good but when the customer asks “AR MUCH THO” that’s when you say oh I’ll have to quote it and she says “WHY THO BODGIT N SCARPER JUST SED THEYD DO IT FOR £50” you end up wasting a lot of time.


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Tom says to ask your local community(?) group for recommendations not to actually find a tradesman who is on facebook. I am too sceptical about opinion on facebook (watching another group or a specialist kind).


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I hate Facebook so much.


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dandecor wrote:
I hate Facebook so much.

It is for the old foggies now :lol:



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Only the greatest of tradesmen need not use Facebook.


One of the daftest comments I have seen in a long time. I assume it was a joke?

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Being recommended is good but when the customer asks “AR MUCH THO” that’s when you say oh I’ll have to quote it and she says “WHY THO BODGIT N SCARPER JUST SED THEYD DO IT FOR £50” you end up wasting a lot of time.


That's not limited to Facebook though is it? Anyone who contacts you about a job could say that. I treat every enquiry the same, no matter where it comes from. It is up to me to weed out potential time wasters when I speak to them on the phone. I never go to see a customer without speaking to them first. If you know what you are doing you can spot the time wasters immediately.

I am a very passive user of Facebook. I use it to see what my far-flung family members, especially the youngsters, are up to and I contribute to the discussions on local community groups. If I didn't look at Facebook then I could have missed a few jobs where existing customers recommended me to someone and I was able to reply to that person very quickly. Blaming Facebook for wasting your time is like blaming Audi or BMW for all the idiotic drivers on the road or blaming McDonald's for making you fat. "A bad workman always blames his tools"?


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I know so many tradesmen who don’t even advertise. It’s all word of mouth, and any professional knows that that’s the best advertisement around.

I don’t go to Facebook for a plumber, I ask someone I know well- who has used a plumber and go from there.

You should ask friends and family if they know a professional decorator and take it from there. If you are stuck and no one knows anyone, look in the paper, even search google, meet them ask questions and make your best decision.

But I stand by word of mouth. Facebook is hideously overcrowded with the wrong people.


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I think you are missing the point.


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Facebook is hideously overcrowded with the wrong people.


But the papers and Google aren't?

Your personal dislike of Facebook is clouding your judgement and you are tarring everybody with the same brush.


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