Where are you located?
Our office is in Lakewood, Colorado and we serve the greater Denver metro area as well as the mountains. Our operating hours are M-F, 9:00 am-4:00 pm MST, excluding holidays. Give us a call.
What’s it like to work with you?
Read all about our Process.
How much will my project cost?
Full service design is priced as follows:
- Design – $125/hr
- Admin – $95/hr
- Travel – $50/hr
We also offer one-time Consultations for any budget for the following areas:
- Denver metro – $349
- Boulder – $399
- Mountains, Fort Collins, Castle Rock, or Colorado Springs – $499
Every full-service project begins with a Consultation (STEP 1). At the Consultation we provide an estimate of our hours through to the Final Presentation (STEP 6) as well as discuss your budget. It is impossible for us to tell you whether or not the project will meet your preliminary budget and your needs before it has been designed. Instead, we use the scope of work developed at STEP 1 to propose a budget at STEP 6 and work with you to refine that budget based on your priorities.
We do ask for a 20-hr retainer ($2500) to schedule your project, which will be credited against your final Design Fee invoice first, and then all outstanding invoices. All remaining funds will be refunded to you upon closing of the contract.
How long will it take?
We will work with you and your contractor(s) to establish a timeline as the project progresses. Every project is different and the length of time each takes depends on the client’s speed of communication, ability to make decisions, availability for meetings etc. as well as factors out of our control such as trade availability, shipment delays, revisions, etc.
The Design Phase generally conforms to this schedule:
Week 1: Consultation, Proposal, signing of Contract, receipt of Retainer
Week 2: Initial Concept Presentation
Week 4: Trade Day
Week 10: Final Concept presentation
Therefore you can expect 10 weeks before any trades or contractors are hired. After that the project timeline is determined by trade/contractor availability as well as product lead times.
As our client, you will receive an email each Friday with an update of the progress of the project as well as the next steps.
Who hires the contractor(s)?
As a service to our clients, we provide quotes whenever possible for contractors, builders, and trades, but ultimately our clients are responsible for vetting each possible candidate and for choosing who is the best fit for their project.
What if something goes wrong?
With any project where humans are involved there are always errors. In just one home renovation there will be thousands of people who have had a hand in creating it. Mistakes will be made. Fabrics will be backordered. Tile will be out of stock. Furniture will arrive damaged. We reduce your “Advil” moments by handling those problems for you. We try to resolve most deficiencies before your installation date, and we also conduct a final walkthrough with you to determine deficiencies and work to resolve them to the best of our ability.
What if I find something I like from a vendor you don’t work with?
We want you to be happy in your new home. If you find something that is outside of our network of vetted vendors, you are of course welcome to purchase it. Our service is not about judgement or exclusion, but about helping you be more conscious about the choices you make in your home. However, we cannot provide any services for those purchases not made by our company (such as ordering, tracking, receiving, delivery, or installation).