Frequently Asked Questions
When I started my business I knew I wanted to be helpful to clients in all budget ranges. With a paid consultation I share any and all ideas during our meeting and don’t hold anything back in hopes of ‘making a sale’ on a bigger project. I make sure that your consultation ends with all the information you need to either tackle your design project yourself or hire my full design services.
Essentially they are the same but separated based on your goals. Book a Full-Service Consultation if you think you’re ready to work with a professional but want to get to know me a little better and hear some ideas first. You would book a DIY Coaching Consultation if you’re ready to refresh your space but want to manage the project yourself as your time and budget allows.
Studio Plumb charges based on industry-competitive design fees. All projects start with a mutually agreed upon proposal stating estimates and included deliverables. Our projects are billed at either our designers’ hourly rate or as a single flat fee based on project needs. Hourly billing is typically used for Full-Service projects and you are charged an hourly fee for the time it takes to complete your project. I do my best to estimate the number of hours up front based on your scope of work. A flat fee agreement means you are charged one flat fee for the design and completion of the job based on a signed proposal. These fees do not include possible designer commission on product costs, which in most cases are lower for clients’ when compared to retail pricing.
The main differences are that Virtual Design limits my time so that more of your budget can go toward purchasing furnishing. I provide a concept and plan along with a retail shopping list for you to execute on your own time. Full-service means we spend more time together creating a layered concept and I handle the purchasing through my to-the-trade accounts to provide a unique designer look to your room(s).