How Much Do You Charge To Come Out To The House?
The initial consultation fee if $75. Our designer will come to your home or office to look at the project you are needing assistance with. At this time, she will discuss your wants / needs / goals, as well as prioritize the project and discuss your budget. Additional fees are then discussed based on the scope of your work. For example, if you only need help picking out a paint color, than you only pay the $75 consult fee. If you need help laying out a room and selecting furniture or draperies, it is charged at an hourly rate of $80/ hr, which is pre-approved by you prior to the designer doing the work. This way everyone is on the same page.
For larger remodeling and additions / new construction projects there will be a retainer fee discussed, again based on the scope of the work, which will be paid in draws throughout the project (50% deposit / 25% draw half way through the project / 25% draw at completion of project)
I Have Never Used A Designer Before But I Think I Need Someone To Help Me Not Make A Mistake. Can You Help With Just That?
Our design services are "a-la-cart". Meaning we will tailor the fee schedule and time needed for ANY size project. Our designer will help work with you in any capacity you may need. Clients sometimes have a definitive idea what they want and just need a professional to bounce the ideas off of before they make purchases and costly mistakes. That can be set up, no problem. Other clients needed consulting throughout the building / remodeling process. Some had their own builder and others needed us to provide all the trades. We can work either way in that as well. We will walk through what your needs are and determine how best we can set up a program that will work for your design needs.