Laura Mitchell Interior Design
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Because each project is unique, we need time to discuss your vision for the project and the scope of work, after which we will be happy to prepare a Fee Proposal for you. We generally charge hourly, and estimate the total number of hours required to complete your project. This way, you know upfront what your overall fees will likely be. Any overage from our initial estimate are billed at our standard hourly rate. Although these fees are estimated upfront, staying within the scope typically will not result in increases. Our payment options are check/ACH, credit cards and cash.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
In a nutshell, upon initial contact we will gather as much information as possible about your needs and desires for the space. We then come out to see the space in person, listen to your ideas and vision, discuss the design process and provide you with solid ideas and a direction for your project. We will email you a Design Fee Proposal within 3-5 business days following the consultation, outlining the scope of work, the estimated number of hours to complete your project, the minimum estimated design fee, and the advance on our design fee required to get started (50%). Once the advance on our design fee has been paid, and the contract has been signed we will schedule a project kickoff meeting! Following the 2 hour project kickoff meeting we will get started on your project. We will begin to assemble trades to acquire quotes and work on the comprehensive design plan. Every detail is accounted for - drawings, furnishings, finishes, fabrics, and the budget breakdown for final approval. One revision is included. We require 100% of the total furnishing budget and signing of the Furnishings Proposal to move forward with the purchasing and project management phase.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Interior Design AAS Degree