Design: Concept, Plans + Budget
Here you'll have all the design details you'll need. You'll have a clear plan to understand the steps to reach your goals and the visuals to understand how it will all come together in your well designed home. All details and documents will be in easy reach 24/7, organized in your private online studio. Specifics include any or all of the following:
complete construction plans
recommended types, styles and looks for key items
master colour palette
opportunity to meet trades during trades day (needed for the budget)
select insured trades and a general contractor from my of preferred and trusted list, who are ideal for your project.
This design service is presented to you in four phases:
- a preliminary presentation meeting: depending on the extent of your project, please allow from 2 -6 weeks from your sign-on date
- one round of revisions: generally 1-2 weeks required for revisions
- trades day: scheduled shortly after revisions
- a final presentation meeting: please allow 2 weeks after trades day
Client testimonial "From the first meeting, I knew Deborah was listening to our ideas, concerns, and hopes. She worked to create a space that's both beautiful and functional; all while respecting our budget! With an uncanny ability to hone in on our style, she also provided fresh ideas that we never would have thought of.
Deborah found the right balance of including us in decision-making but not overwhelming us with too many choices during what was a VERY busy time. As a result, we felt very much a part of the project and feel ownership of the gorgeous end-result. Deborah is a gem and a treasure to work with!" - Dr. Erin Hennessy
Costs - No Surprises:
Design service costs are fair and transparent.
You'll receive for your approval a Quote and Scope of Work before we start.
A deposit of $500 is required for small projects, while a deposit of $1000 is required for larger projects. Your deposit will be held in trust until we near substantial completion of your project.
As we near the substantial completion of your project, your deposit will be applied to your final design service invoices. Any remaining amount will be returned to you when we conclude our project time together.
Every project is unique, so the cost of this design services varies. Before we start, you’ll have an accurate quote, based on what we discussed during your Design Work Session. Generally, this full-service package can cost $300-$1000 for a small project, while large projects can cost $1500-$5000.
We won’t proceed beyond the quoted amount without an additional quote and your written approval.
You’ll be able to track your design costs in real-time throughout your project in your private online studio.
A travel charge of 40 cents per kilometer is applied for travel (pre-approved by you) that I do on your behalf. When possible, I pair travel with other clients' travel, so that the cost can be divided between clients.
Amounts for design services and travel are billed on the 15th and 30th of each month.
Design: Concept, Plans + Budget is available to you after we've completed our Discovery Call and Design Work Session.
- It's important that your key decision-maker is accessible during your custom design development phase.
- By communicating through the message center of our online studio we can help to ensure clarity and that details aren't missed.
- To get the most from our meeting time together, you'll need to put away your phone, schedule extra time in case we get deep into details, and arrange a babysitter if you have children. It's so important that you are free from distractions during our meetings so that we can communicate well and be certain there is clarity in all we discuss.
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