Have you been dreaming of a new kitchen, yet finding a contractor, selecting a design, and managing the project overwhelms you?
Are you working with a contractor or architect, but would like some help with all the decisions?
Great Space DC can help! My goal, as your “renovation consultant,” is to make home improvements manageable (and hopefully a little more affordable!)
How does it work? We start with an initial consult at your home. We talk about your needs and vision for the space. I develop a basic plan with you. Sometimes the plan is all you need and you can take it from there.
Or, I can consult with you throughout the project. I can develop layouts, do renderings of spaces, and provide you options for materials (i.e. paint colors, furniture, light fixtures, etc). I keep track of my hours and bill you at the end of each month.
Or, sometimes busy professionals need someone to “take over” the project for them. I can do this as well. I can be your advocate and liaison to the contractor. In consult with you, I develop a scope of work and materials list for your contractor. I then work with your contractor, consulting you throughout, to see the project through.
Basically, depending on your project and needs, I can tailor my services to work for you.
What does it cost? I charge $125 an hour. To give you a sense, an initial consult and plan is usually 2 hours.* If I continue to consult throughout the project, depending on the size, I find clients usually need 5-20 hours. If I am managing the whole project, usually it takes 40-100 hours depending on the size of the house and project. In that case, we can work out a fixed fee contract, or I can bill by the hour.
* I have a two hour minimum if I come to your home. If you live outside the beltway, I charge a $50 travel fee.