What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I charge $150 an hour for consulting. For larger jobs, I price based on the size of the room.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
If a client calls about my services, I will send them a detailed document outlining our process.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
In order to maintain my ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) appellation, I am required to maintain my CEUs. Continuing Education Units.
I also have an Interior Design degree and I am a Certified Aging in Place Specialist.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
It is something I have always wanted to do. After I had my son, I decided to quit my event planning job and learn the business of design. I worked for three different designers before going out on my own
What types of customers have you worked with?
Kitchen, bath and fireplace renovations, family room, master bedrooms, powder rooms, dens. You name it, I do it.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I renovated a kitchen and family room for my clients in Herndon. They were wonderful to work with and the project turned out amazing! This project took about a year.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Interview at least 3. Have questions and pick the person that you feel most comfortable with.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
You must be clear on your budget and what you are willing to invest.
Know your timeline and when you need your project completed.