Can You Actually Hire Your Favorite HGTV Design Expert?

Given how much you enjoy watching your favorite HGTV expert design a home for a complete stranger, how cool would be if they could work their magic on your own home and style it based on your tastes? Well, depending on where you live and whether or not your favorite HGTV designer is currently accepting new design projects, there's a possibility that you can hire them to do just that.

If you are an HGTV fanatic or simply love the design aesthetic of one particular HGTV designer, you will be happy to know that many stars of the network are still practicing designers in the real world when they're not filming, and as a result, may be available for hire. With that being said, it's important to note that as much as you may have your heart set on one specific designer coming to your house to make it over, so do thousands of other people. As a result, prepare for long wait times and higher prices if your favorite HGTV design expert is taking on new clients, as well as the very real possibility that they may not be accepting new outside work at all.

Filming schedules and the complexities of fame have led many of the most famous HGTV experts to shift their focus away from taking on new design work and towards other business ventures, brand deals, and television shows. However, with a little digging online, you can find some who are still actively accepting new clients.

How to hire you favorite HGTV designer

While it's obvious that your favorite HGTV designer spends a significant amount of time making over homes in front of the camera, the reality is that many of them are working designers when they aren't filming content for TV. Odds are, your favorite HGTV design expert is attached in one way or another to a specific design firm – likely their own. 

If your favorite HGTV designer is currently working for a design firm, they will surely have a website, which can easily be found by searching for the name of your requested designer online. Most firms prompt you to fill out an online contact form, and often a brief questionnaire about your design project, before submitting a request. While some may travel for larger scale projects, some may also restrict their area of work to a certain location, so most will likely request that you note where you live, as well as general details about the vision you have for your space and an idea of the work you'd like done.

HGTV designers available for hire

If you aren't sure whether or not your favorite HGTV star is accepting new design clients, the official website of their design firm is the best place to look, which should note in a contact section as to whether or not they are currently taking on new work. While it's true that most of the biggest stars of HGTV aren't available for hire, that isn't the case for all of them. 

One of the most popular network stars that is still actively accepting clients is Nate Berkus, who is designing through his firm Nate Berkus Associates. Genevieve Gorder is also accepting new design inquiries, as is David Bromstad. Additionally, several personalities, such as Tiffany Brooks and Leanne Ford, are available for one-on-one design consultations online, where you can hire them to advise you on your project. 

Many designers frequently open and close their books as well based on filming schedules of their shows, so if your favorite expert isn't currently taking on new work, that doesn't mean they never will. Check back frequently if your favorite designer currently has their books closed!