When the phone rings at the studio, “how much will it cost” and “what is the process” questions are among the first questions we may be asked.
We appreciate an educated client and we are happy to answer questions about our pricing, how we work, and what to expect. Interior designers and firms in the area work in a variety of ways. Here I will talk about how we work and charge for services at Art Significator.
- Hourly Rate & Billing Cycles
We work on an hourly basis. Our billable rate is $15 – 45 an hour. When visiting a project over 30 minutes outside of Bay Area, $45 an hour is charged per hour for drive time. Last, fine-tuning or revising CAD work for more involved projects is billed at $85 an hour.
Hourly rates can seem daunting when a client doesn’t have a concept of how much time will be involved for their particular project. We understand that. After our initial consultation (second consultation at a place) to discuss the client’s wishes and scope, we are able to offer most clients an estimate of the billable time it will take to complete their project.
Our projects start with a deposit on file that is later applied to the final invoices. Deposits are determined by each project based on the total estimated scope.
As an Art and Design Assistance, we help people select and acquire art and design pieces— including paintings, photographs, sculptures, furniture and decor — for their home, business, or collection. It could be for the decorative purposes, for the gift or as good investments for future.
We help to focus our client’s interests and provides access to the best quality artworks within a given budget.
Our Assistant provides research and support to the Clients with Contemporary Art and Design Valuables.
Major curatorial duties will include
Researching the Contemporary Collection (CC);
Checklist development and compilation of published materials in conjunction with exhibitions, including cataloging and documenting of objects;
Work with conservators and registrars to assure proper storage, handling, restoration and preservation of objects in the collection;
- Initial Consultation & Design Agreement
We always offer a Free First assessment meeting if you are considering working with us, or if you want to learn more and see if my work and approach might be for you.
We charge a nominal initial second & next consultation rate of $100.00.
During the meeting, we discuss the scope of work, offer ideas for the project, and determine the scope. For smaller projects, just the initial consultation may be all we need for our work together, as in the case of picking exterior and interior paint colors or general design direction. These are discussed more below. During this initial meeting, we will also discuss timelines, review ideas that appeal to you and take measurements and photographs of the space(s). In some cases, clients or projects may not be a good fit for our full-service design work, and in that case, our initial consultation will set you up for success with your project. In that case, we can refer you to interior design colleagues or trade professionals that are a better fit for your goals.
- Average Design Costs
p style=”text-align:justify;”>If we decide to move the project along together, we will draft a design agreement for you generally within 48 hours of our initial consultation. The design agreement discusses our scope together and our rates as discussed above. Once you return the design agreement with your 50% deposit we will get started on our design concept for your project, generally, we will be ready for our next appointment in a week or week and a half. Our past work with clients allows us to offer average design costs for projects from inception to completion. These costs do not include materials, shipping or construction costs. Here are some estimated guidelines:
Bathroom Remodeling Design: from 1200$
Scope of work would include Olio board (max 2), space planning, tile specifications and surfaces, 1 final rendering, cabinetry specifications, mirrors and bath accessories (hooks, towel bars), radiant heating, decorating* lighting plan, and so on Time invested would also include collaborating with the contractor and trade professionals, visits with the client to design showrooms for selections, and site visits for walkthroughs.
Kitchen, Living room & Bedroom Remodeling Design: from $1500
The scope of work would include Olio board (max 2), space planning, 1 final rendering, tile specifications, appliances, cabinetry specifications, flooring, counter and backsplash design, decorating* lighting plan. Time invested would also include collaborating with the contractor and trade professionals, visits with the client to design showrooms for selections and site visits for walkthroughs.
- E DESIGN from 299$ per room. Always prepaid.
Online Interior Design, commonly known as E-Design, was created with the concept that great design should be attainable by everyone. Great style shouldn’t have to come with a hefty dollar sign and creative should be able to expand their portfolios and creativity by working closely with a diverse range of individuals to help make spaces beautiful one at a time. Listing for an Interior Design Package for one room will include:
1. Mood Board with ONE revision
2. Selection of window treatments
3. Selection of lighting
4. Selection of wall decor including artwork & mirrors
5. Shopping list.
- Home Staging, Pre-photoshoot Cleaning & 20 Professional photos from 750$ one full day
The scope of work would include every detail specified and selected, 1 Mood Board for each room, a floor plan, upholstered furniture and case goods (anything not upholstered), accessories, area rugs, custom window treatments and decorating lighting. Our work may also include incorporating existing pieces that are meaningful to the client. This project would take your room from so-so to completed. Once items are specified, approved and ordered, we will completely finish your space in a day while you are away.
- Consultation, Furniture locations (including online) & Shopping at place from 50$ per hour
- Professional Interior Photoshoot with 20 final images 5000 by 3000 mpg on the CD from 300$