King Visual Design, Inc.
About this pro
I offer full architectural interior design services, which include typical architectural design, interior design, home staging, custom furniture design, furniture sales, and also design consultation. I have architectural assistants and stagers on call for any job located in the Bay Area. Our design services are known for being the most comprehensive and detailed including all design, space planning, construction drawings, cabinetry design and shop drawings, 3D illustrations of proposed spaces and structures, landscape structure design, specifications and FF and E selections. We provide as much of a turn-key design as possible which allows accurate construction bids, construction, acquisitions, and consistent schedules. Our work gives the best insurance that a project will be a success with minimal waste and cost overruns. The infinite challenges of making a better space for my clients, which actually enhances their lifestyle. I love finding solid design solutions that make people actually feel good. I should have been a psycologist!... but then I love being a designer too much.
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I always suggest to go with a fixed pricing on a job, which is always liked by my clients, since it allows the ability to budget their project. I quote the jobs individually based on my experiences of time and cost. My hourly drafting rate is $110 per hour and the design portion is $190 per hour. In a quote, I consider the amount of time necessary to provide the proper design services to the client, base the different portions of time for the services and give a flat rate. All jobs are individually different and require a proper quotation of design services.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?First is an onsite meeting where basic information is given. Next would be the quotation process based on scope of work. Next step would be the development of a conceptual design and discussion with the client on general direction and if they like what they see. if so, then a complete design package is put together for them. Meetings occur through the process as needed and any revisions are handled. When design work is complete, then I meet with the contractor and client to make sure everyone is on the same page for a good job. I watch over the progress during the remodel or renovation until the end. All through the construction I am available to both client and contractor. I provide any necessary input needed to make sure the job goes smoothly and we have a successful end.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have been a professional designer since the late 1970's and have my education in design. I have garnered more valuable experience working in the interior design and building sector for most of my life. There is always a certain amount of study necessary to provide the services of an architectural interior designer, but just the knowledge gained via hands on design, working with architects, structural engineers and other designers trumps anything learned in a class room in my opinion. One should immerse themselves in their design work and always keep trying to improve as they gain experience.