Design services are based on what is needed and the time it takes to accomplish those tasks, so charges are project specific. Services and charges may or may not include purchasing of materials, furnishings, hardware, artwork and other related items to the project. Letters of Agreement are customized to the project and are defined between designer and client before work starts.
Engages the Senses to Combine Artistry & FunctionInterior Design impacts our experiences when entering into a room, building or complex and may include front porches and adjacent indoor outdoor spaces. Interior Design brings us in close touch to the positioning and selection of furnishings, materials, illumination, forms and the designed composition of space.
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How do you charge?
How does it work – what’s the sequence generally?
There are typically five parts to the design process which are listed below and we discuss the process and scope of work together to define the specifics of your design project.
- Identify scope of work and project goals
- Drawing up Schematic Design
- Design Development
- Construction Documents & Permitting as needed
- Construction Observation
- Purchases as may apply
Are you Mr. Designer my general contractor?No I’m not – the general contractor oversees the construction of the project and works with both client and designer to complete the project to their satisfaction. The agreement between client and general contractor is separate.
How long does it take?
The Design Process varies in length of time with what is being accomplished. By defining the scope of work and client needs we can provide time estimates and establish initial target dates with you.We are conscientious of project schedules and the high quality of service we deliver. We strive to set and meet project deadlines and communicate with clients and the project team to keep all parties on track moving forward toward completion.
Is there anything I can do to help the process as a client?
- Identify to the best of your ability your wish list of project wants and needs
- Define your budgetary and time constraints
- Share images and thoughts which you have assembled to help to convey your vision, style and preferences if you have this
I have it all in mind I just want somebody to draw it up – can you do that?
Sometimes a client needs a draftsperson and this is different than a designer. Often some of the big box home stores can assist with simple layouts and these types of projects.
What are some of the trades in addition to Designer that may be involved with the project?
General Contractor who often manages
- Mechanical / heating and air conditioning
Title 24 Energy consultation / California
- A/V outside consultant / smart systems / alarms
- Green energy / solar and other supplemental energy resources
- Lighting Design
- Stone & tile install, Drywall & Interior Plaster, Painting,
- Specialty sub-contractors or consultants for such items as swimming pool, spa, fitness equipment, wine cellar, and/or greenhouse…
I’m out of town from you can we work together?
Communication is a key to our successful working relationship. Once construction has started a minimum of a weekly meeting is an important part of the process. When a client is off-site it is particularly important to address progress and to share thoughts between client and the project team.We can Skype and communicate in real time to keep the project on track and to address questions proactively. We want to be sure that you or your representative participate so that owners are well informed and are able to contribute their input in a timely manner. This approach on behalf of our clients has proven to be inclusive and effective.