FAQ's for Design Coaching Sessions

 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? $295 within the primary service area.

WHAT KINDS OF RESULTS OR TAKEAWAYS CAN I EXPECT FROM OUR DESIGN SESSION?  Design sessions are built around your needs. Here are some examples of what we might accomplish during  your session (one of the below, not all!).

KITCHEN PROJECTS

  • Measurements and drawing of your proposed kitchen with a BASIC cabinet and appliance layout (base cabinets/floor plan only). This would be an evaluation and visualization tool, not drawings for final construction.
  • Suggestions for materials and finishes.

DECORATING PROJECTS

  • A furniture layout that incorporates some existing pieces and suggestions for sizes of new pieces.
  • Specific pieces that may work in your space
  • Specific retailers that would suit your taste and needs

MIXED PROJECTS:

  • A list by trade of who should do what, in what order.
  • Ideas for dividing your project into phases and prioritizing the project
  • A reality check on budget and expectations
  • Feedback on any estimates you may have received

ALL SESSIONS ARE DESIGNED TO PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING:

  • Evergreen information that you can use to move your project forward -- whether we continue together or not.
  • An introduction to working together to ‘test the waters’ while solving some design issues in real time.
  • An opportunity to see if your project, budget, and timeline are a good fit for CAVdesign (and vice-versa) , and if so, whether it would be a full-service design or design package.
  • If a full-service package is to be considered, what the scope of work would be so a proposal can be created.

HOW LONG ARE THE SESSIONS, AND WHAT IF I WANT MORE TIME WHILE YOU ARE THERE?  Design sessions are 1.5 hours. If we are ‘on a roll’ and scheduling permits, sessions can be extended at the hourly rate of $150 per hour (30 minute minimum).

HOW DO YOU FOLLOW UP OR DELIVER THE ‘TAKEAWAY’ ITEMS? At the end of our session I will send you an email with notes, screenshots and/or links -- whatever we covered during the session.

CAN YOU GIVE ME A TOTAL PRICE FOR MY JOB?  Unfortunately not -- here’s why:  Because design projects are complex and often involve outside labor (contractors, painters, tradespeople) I am not able to provide total project estimates. However I can provide the following information:

  • Whether one option will be more costly than another
  • Whether your budget and expectations are realistic for the work you'd like to get done

After we discuss the scope of the work, I can develop  an estimate for the design portion of the project.

DURING OUR DESIGN SESSION CAN YOU PROVIDE ME WITH RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CONTRACTORS, PAINTER, UPHOLSTERERS, ETC.? I don’t provide trade and labor contacts unless I am going to oversee the project on a Full-Service design basis.  I am happy to suggest retailers, just not contractors.

Want to go over your project with me? If you have not done so yet, you can schedule a complimentary phone consultation here.


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