Renovation Consultation

Basic kitchen, bathroom, or wall remodel layout for your contractor & coordinating finish selection - no included revisions/ customization

 
 

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Cost: $450 flat fee. Additional cost for homes further than 20 miles from Frederick, MD

What kind of design service is this? This is a renovation IDEAS service.

When would I need this type of consultation? A renovation consultation is an excellent package for someone who would like to take down a wall, expand a kitchen or bathroom, or build an addition, but isn't great at visualizing, or doesn't know how to move forward.

What do I get from this consultation? First we will spend about 1-2 hours together in your home, discussing your wish list and dreams for the home. Afterward, we will use the information collected on site to put together a recommendation for how to move forward - deliverables are usually different from project to project, but you can expect to receive a sketched layout & 3D image, some ideas for interior finishes, and recommendations for door and window placement.

Can I use what you give me to get a price from my contractor? Yes. We typically provide a scope of work document which outlines enough information to get an estimate from your contractor.

Can I use this for construction? No. We will provide a proposal for the completed design work and product ordering associated with the design as outlined. You can use that proposal to make a decision about how you'd like to move forward.

 

Will you help me with the next steps? In the proposal for design work, we will outline a timeline, and how you should best move forward to get this work completed, along with estimates for how long each step might take.

 

Not currently available: Submission of permitting paperwork (must be done by your contractor), structural engineer or architect approval stamps for permitting (requirements depend on county & extent of project)​

 

Staging Consultation

We create a to-do list for each room in your home as you get ready to list your home for sale, including highest-impact repairs and rearranging your existing furniture. Get the best return for what you already have!

 
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STAGING

Make the most of the space you have.

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Cost: $250 flat fee. Additional cost for homes over 3000 sf, or further than 20 miles from Frederick, MD

When would I need this type of consultation? This service is excellent for realtors or homeowners who are getting ready to put a house on the market, and want to maximize resale value. 

Design process: This service typically takes a few days. First, we will meet on site to walk through your home. Typically this takes 1 hour and we will take photos and notes about existing conditions in the home, as well as what level neighboring homes seem to be finished at. After our meeting we will produce a PDF document outlining suggested changes, additions, or items to maximize the home's value. Our goal is to bring you multiple offers within the first few days the home is listed.

Takeaways: From this service, you will get a PDF outlining our suggestions for paint colors, finish selections/ upgrades, schematic furniture layouts, landscaping improvements, lighting, and decor for staging. The PDF recommendations are based on our meeting at your home, as well as our understanding of our local markets and universal appeal in design. 

What if I don't need you to look at all the rooms? This can actually make things a bit more complicated for us, so we don't change the price when you're keeping some rooms as they are. This package is meant to help you create a cohesive, universally appealing look across your entire home, so I will still spend time looking at those rooms which aren't changing and how they impact your entire home's value. And I might still have some suggestions for those rooms as well!

 

What if I'm not happy with some of your selections in the PDF? I won't hold you to use my exact recommendations! This document is meant to be a launchpad for you to sell your home at the best value possible. You are welcome to make substitutions or changes. You are also welcome to reach out for additional help (available hourly at $125/ hour) with sourcing specific items.

Available as hourly upgrades ($125/ hour): Product selection revisions or shopping with client, construction drawings, product sourcing, product delivery, scheduling inspections, or meeting with your contractor to review design plans.

 

Not currently available: No furniture is currently available for staging purposes, submission of permitting paperwork (must be done by your contractor), structural engineer or architect approval stamps for permitting (requirements depend on county & extent of project)​

Paint Consultation

Work with us to choose an interior or exterior set of paint colors to make your house feel like home.

 

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Cost: $350 flat fee. Additional cost for homes over 3000 sf, or further than 20 miles from Frederick, MD

When would I need this type of consultation? This service is excellent for new homeowners or someone looking to refresh the interior or exterior of their home.

Design process: This service typically takes a few days. First, we will meet on site to walk through your home. Typically this takes 1 hour and we will take photos and notes about existing conditions in the home, as well as your wish list for how you want the spaces to look/feel. After our meeting we will produce a PDF document outlining suggested colors and finishes, which you may use to purchase your paints or provide to your painter.

Takeaways: From this service, you will get a PDF outlining our suggestions for custom paint colors and finishes, as they coordinate with your homes lighting conditions, existing furnishings, and room use. The PDF recommendations are based on our meeting at your home, as well as our understanding of color theory. 

What if I don't need you to look at all the rooms? The fee covers the trip and follow up work. If the home is very large or you have a very large selection of colors you'd like us to help with, we may need to charge for some extra time.

 

What if I'm not happy with some of your selections in the PDF? We work hard to make sure you are happy with the final selections,. If you're unhappy we will refund you up to the amount you paid for the service, if you can prove that you sampled the color on the appropriate walls and approved it before proceeding with painting the entire space.

Aging-In-Place or Universal Design Consultation

We can help you create a plan to adapt your home to your own or a family member's changing health needs, whether you are concerned about staying in your home into retirement, or accommodating a child or other family member with special needs.

 

More information about Universal Design Consultations:

 

Cost: $350 flat fee. Additional cost for homes over 3000 sf, or further than 20 miles from Frederick, MD

When would I need this type of consultation? Anyone who is looking for ways to make their home more convenient and comfortable would benefit from this service. We can work with you (and sometimes in conjunction with nurses/ doctors) to create a space that makes life easier by addressing the physical needs of your health conditions. Some examples of health concerns we can address include arthritis, vision or hearing issues, major health conditions like Parkinson's Disease or even Downs Syndrome.

Design process: This service typically takes a few days. First, we will meet on site to walk through your home. Typically this takes 1 hour and we will take photos and notes about existing conditions in the home, as well as your wish list for how you want the spaces to look/feel/ function for you. After our meeting we will produce a PDF document outlining suggested design changes. These may range from simple changes (like swapping door knobs for levers) to more complex changes (like implementing a new master suite on the first level, which we will outline as a recommendation but also provide an estimate for continued work on the design and build of such a recommendation).

Takeaways: From this service, you will get a PDF outlining our suggestions for improved finishes, more accommodating plumbing and light fixtures, recommendations for furniture arrangement and replacements, among other recommendations. The PDF recommendations are based on our meeting at your home, with you and if you wish you may invite your nurse or other caregivers, as well as our understanding of universal design. 

What if I don't need you to look at all the rooms? The fee covers the trip and follow up work. If the home is very large or you have a very complex design change needed, or need construction documents, we will provide an estimate for further work.