Decorating Doctors - Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do you help with lighting, like getting task areas properly lighted, rooms lit for ambiance and convenience, and even how to select the correct size in a chandelier?

A: Yes. You will love how your room comes alive with the proper lighting combinations!

Q: Is there a fee for coming to my home?

A: Yes. For a general design, color or space planning consultation, our fee is $125 per hour.

At this appointment we determine your wants, needs, and styles. Some helpful advice is given. This is a short-term service where a Decorating Doctor comes to your home for a few hours to give you suggestions and ideas for solving your design problems.

A second appointment is a follow-up to give detailed advice if you want to proceed on the project without further professional assistance.

If you decide to continue with our services, we deliver a shop-at-home presentation of appropriate fabrics, accessories, furniture selections, etc., along with making final decisions. A 60% down payment of the total project cost is required at the end of this appointment in order for selections to be processed.

Q: What other services do you offer?

A: Our specialty is custom couture designs for window and bedroom fashions, and for children & teens, too.

Other design services:
Color Selections designed to coordinate Interiors Spaces. Color selections selected for beautiful Exteriors.

Lighting for Interiors focused on task lighting, ambiance, general needs and drama.

Space Planning using Feng Shui practices for the ancient art of placement for health, well-being and prosperity.

Lifestyle Transformations for your new lifestyle, such as: assistance with downsizing, new home living arrangements, merging families, and expectant couples.

Custom Silk Greenery for shelves and cabinet tops, plus large tree and topiaries.

Decorative Accessories selections and shopping, including items for lighting, area rugs, and finished hardware.

Green Design with eco-sensitive materials.

Selection assistance for furniture, flooring, cabinetry and counter-tops.

Q: What is a consultation?

A: A consultation by a Decorating Doctors designer is a set amount of time the designer spends with a client to answer questions, give design advice and offer places for the client to shop. A consultation is generally for the client who needs direction before proceeding on. Sometimes the client decides to hire Decorating Doctors for some or all of the planned projects.

Q: Does Decorating Doctors charge for the first meeting?

A: Yes. This meeting is to ascertain your goals and for me to be able to prepare a custom design plan

Q: How does Decorating Doctors charge for design services?

A: We charge a Fixed Fee. This means that when both the client and the designer have agreed on the project plans, the cost of each item and service, for example, by installers and fabricators, and design work time is figured as a whole. That is the charge to you and unless you change something in the process, there is no other fee.

Q: Is your work guaranteed?

A: Yes. Our work is guaranteed for one year. Once we have gone over the project at our first meeting and established what your goals are, we will enter the scope of work into the design agreement for your signature. The design agreement must be approved and the retainer fee (refundable at the end of the project) of $250 must be paid prior to the commencement of any design time.

We accept personal checks, cashiers checks, cash and credit cards.

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