sDs - Sharkov Design Studio
About this pro
28 years in business
5 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth helped with the redesign of my corporate office space. She did an amazing job redesigning the layout and redecorating with current pieces of furniture as well as new pieces. The end result truly improved the flow, the space perception (feels bigger), the functionality and the overall look. She is really a pleasure to work with, I definitely recommend her.Apr 15, 2015VerifiedElizabeth B.'s reply
Thank you Fabiana! I truly appreciate it and I need to say that you were a wonderful client to work with!
absolutely wonderful and lovely to work with. She had many outside the box ideas and was price conscious. She was incredibly helpful and extremely flexible to my thoughts and ideas. I LOVED her and wish to work with her again for my next house. She is proficient in many different styles and designs. Highly recommend.Sep 1, 2014VerifiedElizabeth B.'s reply
Thanks Samantha! It was a pleasure!
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?My clients and I run through a “reality check” on the phone to establish the approximate size of the project and make sure I can help them the best way. If that conversation is positive, we arrange to meet to discuss what they want to achieve now, and in the future. We’ll walk around my clients’ building and building site, talk about their ideas and often come up with some ideas and solutions that they may not have thought of.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?To achieve the best final result, make sure that you feel comfortable with the professional you want to work with. It will be a process with close work relationship. A good working relationship with your architect is based on open, honest and clear communication. This starts with a good project assessment that helps the architect understand your expectations, preferences, wants, needs, aspirations, and lifestyle. If your expectations are not clearly outlined and understood by all parties, right at the beginning, you run the risk of spending unnecessary money, project complications, and costly delays. The designer and contractor will struggle to understand what to include when pricing your project. A well thought-out project assessment is the foundation for successful results. This guide will help you cover critical aspects of the design process. Towards the end of this document, you will find two worksheets that will help you outline your design assessment.