FAQ

Frequently Asked

We start every project with an introductory phone consultation to talk a bit about your project, timeframe, budget and needs.  From there, we schedule an in-person Interior Design Consultation, which is where we meet you at your home, get a sense of your space, your family needs, and start discussing details of your project.

Consider it a meet-and-greet but also a working design brainstorm. We use this meeting to get to know you and your communication style, preferences, objectives and pain points, so we can work to make the design process as smooth as possible.

We charge a $150 fee for the initial consultation meeting. The fee is non-refundable and does get deducted from the design fee in your design agreement if you decide to hire us for your project.

We ask that in preparation for this meeting to have a list of notes and questions ready, plans (if applicable) and that all decision makers are present at the meeting. We’ll be taking our own notes and photos for our reference.

After the meeting, we will send you a design fee proposal outlining our scope of work and deliverables. From there, we collect a deposit for our design fee and a signed agreement. Once those are received, we get started!

We begin every project with an Interior Design Consultation. This is where we come out to your home, identify what’s working and what’s not working, and get to know you a bit. 

From there, we develop a scope of work that identifies what we will be specifying, designing and selecting for you with an estimated amount of hours for our time. 

In general, Kitchens and Baths are typically around $3000-$5000 for design fees and those deliverables can include: plans, selections, VR Renderings, drawings and detailed specifications. Kitchens and baths are the most complicated parts of your home and require diligence and thoroughness to ensure a smooth project. We take the utmost care in these projects and love doing them! Read more about this service here.

New construction or larger remodel projects are assessed by the scope of work. In general, you can expect a Designer’s fees to be about 8-10% of the construction budget.

For furniture and decor projects, design fees are usually around $2500 per room for design and decor specifications. If we are doing the entire house, we lower our room rate.  We also handle all of the purchasing and the procurement. Installation and delivery are separate fees.

Most importantly, we want to provide you with exceptional service and an amazing product. We want to work with you and create your dream hive, anyway we can! The Initial Design Consultation is a great way to kick off your project and start the process.

We are so excited to say that we are able to provide amazing cabinetry products to our clients!  Not only can we design your kitchen, but we can bring it to life! While we love to support local craftsmen when we can, we found that we needed a solution with faster lead times and different offerings to our clients.

We are dealers for Dura Supreme Cabinetry and Nickels Cabinetry. Dura Supreme cabinetry is what we consider our “Essential Cabinetry” and the product offering is great for almost any budget! Nickels Cabinetry is our “Boutique Cabinetry” line and they have the most beautiful, unique door styles we’ve ever seen! Anything is possible with them. Custom color, shape, style, size etc… We’ve got you covered.

Both companies are located in North America (Dura Supreme – Minnesota, Nickels Cabinetry – Vancouver, B.C.)

Both companies use sustainable practices in their manufacturing process.

Both offer cabinetry in a 6-8 week lead time.

Both are family owned businesses.

If we design your kitchen or bath, we will credit $1500 of the design fee towards the purchase of cabinetry. We’ll design your kitchen as normal, and once the design is completed, we will have our Cabinetry Specialist take over.

We have our own dedicated Cabinetry Specialist, Jill Boaz, who will ensure your kitchen design will come together seamlessly with our lines. We handle the ordering, delivery and installation. We’ll work alongside your Builder to ensure a smooth process. We have several checklists and forms to also keep this process thorough and fun!

For furniture and decor projects, we ask that clients purchase directly from our firm. We have worked really hard to secure the best prices we can offer to our clients.  In addition to great pricing and service, we are proud to offer products that our clients would not be able to normally purchase on their own. We’ve invested a lot of time going to furniture markets and learning about different products on the market. We also handle all of the purchasing and logistics to get you the best price and the best service possible!

Once we get all of your orders submitted, we start to create a timeline for delivery.

Depending on the scope of work for your project, we will also factor in any subcontractor work so that their timeline coordinates appropriately.

If you are wanting the full TV Show “Reveal” experience, we ask that you leave the house while we’re completing the final install! Lots happens during this time and the more room we have, the better!

Then when you arrive back, the big reveal is truly a reveal! We can do everything from style the space with accessories and art on install day if you want us to!

The delivery company we use will bill you directly – typically they charge anywhere from $80-$150/hour depending on how large and logistically tough the install is. If you need them to remove your old furniture beforehand please just let us know ahead of time so we can help coordinate with them accordingly.