What do you want your website to say?
Either "we care about our website because we care about our customers" or "we prefer to choose whatever is cheapest - quality is not important to us"?
You can award your project to an offshore designer and pay next to nothing, but the old adage always remains true. You will get what you pay for.
On the other hand, if you want professional web artistry, I hope you'll consider asking how much your web presence is worth.