The Residential Design involves a home
renovation in style and structure requiring numerous trades and suppliers
to come together under Veronica's lead to create an interior
design style markedly different from the existing style or involving
the demolition of one interior and replacement with a designed interior
to satisfy the client's use and taste. The interior design project may come about as a new
home is purchased and the existing interior is not functional or appealing
to the new owner's lifestyle. It may be a condo purchase after a scale-down
from a single family home as children abandon the nest or come about
from a later life marriage. It results in a home that is designed
to match the owner's unique identity and lifestyle.
The main hallmark of this service is that
it involves a larger scope of work, deadline in months rather
than weeks, space planning and design drawings, possibly the use of
a general contactor, and a fully approved budget and project schedule
for completion before any work commences.
A fee estimate for design services is
prepared and can usually be adhered to excepting work change orders
later on. An initial design retainer initiates the process
and the central planning document, the project budget is prepared
along with design drawings as furniture and finish concepts.
A concept presentation is given within
2-3 weeks containing firm estimates and delivery times for each
and every item or service to be purchased on the client's
behalf. No purchase or substitute is made at any time without a
client approval. The presentation is usually a 90 minute description
made by Veronica and one of her designer's during which the whole
residence is virtually walked and talked through using design drawings
and sample boards.
In addition each section is costed in
minute detail and questions are welcomed regarding design and costs. By the end of the presentation the client should have a comfort
level and approve a start to the implementation of the job. It is
not unusual for the major portion to begin while a few discrepancies
and adjusted to the client's wishes and approved on the fly. The
timeline is able to flow around these expected minor obstacles.
Weekly or bi-weekly 30 minute in-person
follow-up consultations keep the client aware of the project's progress. Veronica is on site frequently during all stages of the project
and on a daily basis she is busy following up on orders, scheduling
trades, and holding whatever toes need be held to the fire on behalf
of her client. Email correspondence is regular with the client and
at all times a comfort level is maintained.
Upon the date of installation after
the structural and finishing services have been supplied,
the furniture, art, rugs, accessories etc are delivered in a short
furious effort that welcomes the client to the final reveal.
A Residential Design Project normally
begins with a design consultation at Veronica's Sinclair Centre showroom. Call Veronica
at 604-688-9280 or email email@example.com to discuss your needs.