At Remix we understand hiring an interior designer may be a new experience with most of our clients therefore we have gathered information on some of the most important questions a potential client may have. 

Do you have an hourly or room rate?

According to Google, designers almost always charge their clients by the room or by the hour. As you might expect, room structures are more concrete, since you as the client will know exactly how much the overall project will cost in terms or design fees. Some designers charge up to $200/hour, and as you can imagine, hourly rates can add up very quickly. The overall price will largely depend on the scope of work being preformed and the timeline of the project. According to standard interior design cost estimator, the average price to hire an interior decorator is $3,816 per room with additional cost for furniture and cosmetic materials. 

At Remix for our Full Design projects we charge our design fees based on the more concrete model of room size in terms of square footage. This rate can run as little as $5 and can exceed from there depending on the work scope the project requires.We opt out of charging hourly for Full Design unless the client exceeds the amount of changes allowed in the concept phase, the client exceeds the project timeline due to late payments or unexpected project halts caused at their expense. Our project design fee is determined after the design consultation where our lead designer collects the details and requirements in the  scope of work the project needs. 

For one on one consulting assistance in designing a furniture layout, sourcing furniture/ lighting materials specific to your space hourly billing is required at a rate of $95 per hour. This block of time allows our team to capture the details necessary to curate a furniture or lighting plan for your residential or commercial project. 

When are my fees due?

To secure design services with our design team we request a 60% retainer FEE to start the design process. We then collect the materials and decor budget payment after the design concept is presented and approved. Balance in design fees is collected 7 days before project wrap up. Dates are project specific and are  specified in each individual project calendar upon your on boarding process. 

For our Jump Start packages payment due in full upon at time of booking. 

Design Showroom appointments 1 hour of time required to secure additional hours billed after 1 hour and 30 mins of time has exceeded. All orders placed in Design showroom require payment in Full at time of ordering.

Do you offer designer discount fees?

Remix has established relationships with furniture and accessory vendors to bring saving directly to our Full Design Clients. We have invested in vast resource library in our design showroom of samples for our clients to get hands on experience in product, as well as educated ourselves with the latest and hottest product tin the furniture and home accessory industry.  We encourage you to book a design consultation or schedule a showroom appointment to see how we can offer something different in your design project.

How long will the project take?

The length of the project depends on the following variables;

  1. How fast services are secured with the 60% project retainer after the proposal has been presented. We expect a 30 day response time in terms of securing design services after the design proposal has been sent. After 45 days a new design consultation survey is required. 
  2. Concept review and approval 
  3. Materials and Decor Budget payment being provided by client to design firm   
  4. Shipping Timeframe once orders are placed 
  5. Additional work scope being added to project (will cause project timeline to extend) 
  6. Contracting timeline if contracting work is being completed (latent defects or issues that are found upon contracting completion)
What is the difference in a 2D 3D rendering and Floor plan?

2D - Shows a flat image of how materials will look against 1 another other. Terms are vision / concept board. Review an example below:

3D - 3-dimension images of the furniture / lighting show how the items will actually look in the space in portion and scale.

Floor Plan - Scale diagram of the arrangement of rooms in one story of a building. A floor plan typically consist of black lines white paper and shows the basic elements and placement of the main comments of a room. See the following example: