Residential consultation $185.00 - 2 Hr
Commercial $225.00 - 2 Hr
The consultation is our opportunity to survey (photograph & measure ) the space and learn your objectives for the new space. There is some sharing of ideas, but this is more of an opportunity for us, the designers, to listen and begin building ideas. if during that time to client is prepared to move forward with services, a Fee proposal for services will be drawn up for the client to sign off on.
Additional Services & Fees
wall paper application
art work and accessory selection
custom furniture design
organization and storage solutions
Fee break downs
the Fee proposal is The Letter of Intent and includes a rate per hour, or the desired rate scale that was chosen by the client. it also includes the retainer of the first 5hrs to begin the project. this is the Contract to start work
hourly rate $155.00
The interior designer will keep a detailed record/log of daily work and the number of hours spent to execute such works for the project.
At the end of each month, the client is billed as per the number of hours expended.
This mode of payment is payment for time spent working on the project. the designer will notify the client of each addition that is made to the work log. there will be a retainer fee of 15% due before the start of the project.
With pre-fixed rates, the client and the designer will discuss extensively - as much as possible about the scope of the project and what it will include with out exceeding the fixed rate. once the scale of the project is determined an agreeable fee is set.
This fixed rate is generally supposed to cover all contingencies and on agreement, a part of this fee is paid in advance before works commence. this is called the (Retainer Fee)
The usual amount paid initially may range between 20% and 40% and is due prior to the 1st day of installation. payments will be made as the work progresses a drawn up schedule will be made so as to determine when progressive payments must be made.
Percentage over cost
Charges are the net or wholesale prices that the designer pays to the merchants, vendors etc.., and then a predetermined percentage mark-up is applied to the net cost.
The mark-up is on the furniture, furnishings, décor, accessories and labor incurred while working on a client’s project. every item chosen and purchased will only be marked up by the percentage to cover for overheads and profit.The actual net cost is paid to the designer plus a commission which is inclusive of design and planning, selection, delivery and installations. The percentage charged depends on the nature of works to be executed, this fees can range from as low as 1% or less, if it’s a commercial contract (usually a large contract), and may go as high as 40% if it’s a small residential project. This means that the percentage charge will vary depending on the size of the project.
cost per square foot
This billing mode is intended for commercial design projects. the designer measures the client’s space to determine the square footage to be designed. Then multiply by a pre-determined and mutually agreed amount.
Space planning is a specialized aspect of interior design and involves the design of space allocation to a person or group of people to work in (or within), so that designated tasks and duties can be performed optimally, with added convenience, efficiency and most especially, comfort. this billing method can be used in combination with other forms of billing systems in the event that additional services are requested for by the client. This is due to the fact that space allocation is the beginning point of interior design and it eventually leads to the final design. Once it has been ascertained that additional interior design services (asides space planning) are needed, that is, the task of choosing the required elements that is needed to complete the project, then a method of billing must be introduced to provide for services related to supplies and installations.
This billing mode is popular for commercial interior design projects
This billing method is used when working on a large project and a complex one. it is a combination of several different rates combined to complete the project.T he initial works of space planning can be charged per square footage, at a pre-fixed or an hourly rate.Percentage above cost billing can be used for the ordering of furniture, furnishings and deliveries. if the designer is to purchase rare antique items that are costly, the retail mode of payment will be used. The client pays the price tag cost (no discounts for the client!)