How we work: Our Initial Consultation
I’m always asked how we work so, of course, I thought this could be the perfect opportunity for a blog post.
It’s always starts with a phone call. After a 10 – 20 conversation and we like what each other has to say, we’ll schedule an in-home 1.5 hour to 2 hour consultation.
This is a paid consult is where you’ll be left with a lot of creative and exciting ideas.
Before our meeting, we ask (so when I say “we” I mean Leslie, my Project Manager, aka “work-wife”) that you fill out our online questionnaire. In order to get the most out of our time, you’ll share your Pinterest inspiration boards or magazine clippings.
If you’re looking for help with your current home, we’ll start with a tour of your entire home and a run through of what you love and what you hate about it. What are your challenges? If it’s a new build, we’ll review the blueprints.
We’ll discuss if you’d like to work in stages (most do) or do you want the entire house designed at once (we can more than handle that too). We’ll discuss the overall scope of work for your project and review a timeline or any deadlines you might have.
We’ll determine if the work will be turnkey (we design and implement) or if you are looking only for creative input (we hand our spec sheets over to you to handle all purchasing and project management)
We’ll then talk about which would benefit you more: hourly or a flat fee? (need more details on that? Read about that here.
We won’t leave before reviewing your intended budget. We’ll help you figure out what this might be by showing you similar size design projects that we’ve worked on in the past.
I hope this helps to understand the first step of our Design Process.
Have more questions? I’d love to answer them. Please reach me at email@example.com or call 201-848-9797.
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