Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. For staging I get mostly vacant homes. Which are hard because they require a lot more planning and money.
I find that i receive more jobs for redesign these days, because people are staying in their homes.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. My advise is to always call and ask around, but the designer who gives you the most time and truly listens to you is the one you need to go with. It's not about money, but making the custumer happy.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. If I were a customer I would most want to know what I was getting for my money and that would be a "BEFORE" & "AFTER" of their space and a stress free way of getting it done.
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. A client should have a good idea of what they are willing to spend on their new room. My costs are minimal, but new furniture can sometimes be a little more than what they realized. Design N Mind can work with any budget.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. My work stands out amongst other businesses because I care about each individual and their space.
I never charge by the hour, and Design N Mind can always do the job for LESS.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. My job is great because I am doing something that I am truly good at and makes others happy.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. Most commonly, clients ask about the process. Along with the exact prices for each step that is listed on the website I also tell the client we will move at their pace and stay on track to finish their space!
Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?
A. I think my favorite stories come from the clients that just trust in me enough to give me majority of control during a project. This way the client truly gets a surprise from the before to the after, and I LOVE to see their faces!
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. I would want them to know that I understand that it is hard to trust someone to understand how you live and what your style is. It is a very personal place for each individual and that is my profession, to find that and create it.
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. After I got my degree in marketing I realized I needed an even more creative outlet to be happy. When I moved into my first place I realized I had a passion for making wonderful spaces.
Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.
A. I have to say any vacant home I do, I am very proud of because it takes a lot to make a project of that size come together on a budget.
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. I am a certified home stager, but to keep current I study the current trend you see out in the market place. I also am a part of the Interior Design Society which offers classes.
Q. What are the latest developments in your field? Are there any exciting things coming in the next few years or decade that will change your line of business?
A. I would say that with technology getting better we can provide more wireless options to clients and hide clutter in offices and home entertainment.
Also, I think there are more resources than ever to help keep an organized house while helping others in need. Recycling if you will.
Q. Describe your most recent project, what it involved, how much it cost, and how long it took.
A. My most recent project involves managing others, such as contractors, and redesigning the entire space. It will take about a month. The budget includes new furniture, paint and a new stone fireplace.
Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.
A. The pricing for my services are simple. They can be all inclusive or can start with just a consultation. Prices are listed on the website.
Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?
A. I would suggest doing a lot of research and taking every project and class you can get your hands on. It is a long road, but like anything if you love it, its worth it.
Q. Write your own question and answer it.
A. How do you get most of your business?
My business is mostly through referral and good press! So share me with your friends!
Q. Write your own question and answer it.
A. What if I am not happy with my end result?
If for some reason we cannot find a solution to your room dilemmas then Design N Mind will reimburse you up to 50% of your project total. Details are listed on the website.