What can I expect in the initial consultation?
Our first meeting usually takes place at your home. In this meeting, I will listen to your needs and expectations and will obtain any architectural drawings, blueprints or photos you may have. We will discuss the function and purpose of the space as well as any design aesthetics you may wish to incorporate. We will then discuss budget limitations and time constraints. At this point, if you wish to hire Cheryl Jones Interior Design for a Preliminary Design, the fees will be collected. If you are not ready to commit to hiring, then a Consultation fee will be collected. Please note that upon hiring, if a consultation fee was paid, it will be backed out of the design fee.
What will your services cost?
Fees are based upon a square footage design. This fee represents a reasonable assessment of the time, materials and resources it will take to professionally complete your job, and it assures you that Cheryl Jones Interior Design will complete your project on time and on budget.
The scope of work and time allotment per project is defined and detailed in a document called a Letter of Agreement (or contract), which spells out the agreement between you, the client and Cheryl Jones Interior Design. If the client’s time has expired, a new contract will be executed.
How involved in the process will I need to be?
You may be involved as little or as much as you like in the process. We enjoy and encourage your participation.
How long does the process take?
The initial research and development phase varies according to the complexity of the job; however, in most cases we will have the Preliminary Design presentation within 4-6 weeks. This will include our design concept, Initial Floor plan, Schematic rendering, Proposed finishes, furnishings and fixtures, color scheme and initial budget.
We then move into the final design phase as soon as you have made your decision. This will include all working drawings and the final proposal which will have all the costs, item by item, on everything we will need to complete your project.
How does purchasing work?
Your completed design project includes a detailed budget. You choose what pieces you want to order and then we create a proposal that details those items and prices. After you approve and sign the proposal, and return it with your deposit check, we will order your selections and provide you with delivery timelines. Of course, we will follow this process through from start to finish.
What other services do you offer?
We also offer online consultation services at a set price per square footage. With photos and measurements provided by the client, a design plan, a floor plan, finishes, fixtures and furnishing plan and a schematic design plan is provided for the client to have installed on their own.
Do you do presentations to corporations and other organizations?
Yes, Cheryl Jones has presentational material for design solutions on Ageing in Place and also for Autism Spectrum Disorders and the Built Environment. For a fee and costs, she is willing to travel for presentations.