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Start a Home Redesign Business

Got a knack for rearranging? Get in on the newest niche for home designers.

This story appears in the June 2006 issue of Start Up.

With the proliferation of home design shows on cable TV networks, as well as last year's return of domestic guru Martha Stewart, interest in interior design has never been stronger. But there's one segment of this industry that's experiencing especially strong growth and presents a great opportunity for creative people who are interested in careers in home design.

Interior redesign (aka interior arrangement or one-day decorating) is a close relative of interior design. Instead of creating an entirely new decorating scheme with new furnishings and accessories, as an interior designer does, an interior redesigner works with whatever the homeowner already owns--including items purloined from other rooms in the home--and rearranges it to give a room an entirely new look. The result is a decorator look without the decorator price tag.

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