Frequently Asked Questions
Do you offer a free consultations?
Yes I provide free 30 min consultations by phone. I can help answer questions regarding your project and we can discuss which of my design services will suit your needs.
Can you visit our home before committing to your design service?
I provide a 2hr consultation service as part of my Essential Package.
Do you offer discounts if I do more than one project?
Each design package takes into consideration the time and effort to create a quality design. Therefore I do not discount my design services. I do offer an hourly design rate for smaller or more unique projects.
What are your payment options?
I provide estimates and invoices through Freshbooks. Payment options include cash, cheque and email transfers. I ask for 50% deposit with 50% upon completion
Do you only design kitchens and bathrooms?
Although my expertise is in kitchen and bathroom design, I do provide design services for other areas of the home. Please check out my other design services page for more Information.
How much of the project do you design?
I am usually involved in all aspects of the design process. This includes space planning, interior partition plan, and millwork design. Depending on which package you choose, I can also provide workcopy drawings for various trades including electrical, plumbing, tiling, etc.
Can you design kitchens or bathrooms in condos?
Yes I can! Living in downtown Toronto, it’s almost a guarantee the majority of homeowners will be living in a condominium. With many older condos in need of renovations, I cater to many clients in this demographic.
How long does it take to create a design?
It typically takes two weeks from the time of measuring the space to providing the design concepts. Depending on how quickly the client can make decisions, several meetings are required to refine the concepts until the final design is achieved. I do offer an expedited design services for those on a tight timeline.
What if I need more than 3 revisions?
Although the design process can involve many decisions, it is my job to help you narrow down your choices. Revisions generally mean big design changes that takes the project in a different direction. There are many small changes that occur over the course of the projects but these are general refinements which are normal.
Do you work outside of Toronto?
I do provide design services for clients outside of Toronto (York Region). The travel fee of ($3/km) will apply. For any out of town job that exceeds 100km of Toronto, a separate travel fee will be negotiated with the client.
Why do I need a designer if I have a builder or architect?
When it comes to building a new home or adding an extension on a home, the kitchen and bathrooms are often not the priority. In most cases builders and architects are not experts in that domain, therefore it’s preferable you meet with a designer who specializes in kitchen and bathrooms.
Do you provide a sample package of your work?
Yes I provide an example of both a kitchen and bathroom project from initial conversation through to final pictures. See my Beechwood Project Example.
What type of design software do you use?
Using AutoCAD as my main drafting tool, I use a combination of 2D and 3D as a way to explore space and form. I also use 3D models and add lighting and textures to create photorealistic renderings.
Although I would love to be everything to everyone, there are simply some things that are not my forte. I am not a decorator. This is a completely different type of specialty that often gets confused with interior design. I am able to offer suggestion on key peices of furniture or art and where to source them. I am not a personal shopper or purchasing agent. I would love to be able to spend time with my clients going to various places to shop for their decorations, but again this is not my strength.
The Terms and Conditions may be a boring subject to read, but
it is important that you review it as it includes essential information about your legal rights, and covers areas such as electronic communications, payment, copyrights, warranty disclaimers, limitations of liability, and disputes resolutions.
I have tried to make this agreement fair and straightforward, but feel free to contact me if you have any questions or suggestions. See Terms and Conditions