If you are embarking on a new build or renovation project in the Melbourne or Mornington areas and need help with the design but don’t know where to start, then it may be time to book an initial design consultation with Fiona to get your ideas off the ground.
The initial design consultation is Step 1 in the Von Haus process. Every new project requirement is different. Here are a few of the scenarios we come across before clients book a consultation.
1. The client has engaged a Builder/Architect and has construction drawings ready to go but no interior design plans or concepts to take the build to the next phase.
2. The client wants to renovate the kitchen/bathroom or both and needs a full design and build package to create a luxury result.
3. The client’s home is renovated and needs new furniture and furnishing solutions for one room or an entire house so they can enjoy a home that connects the space with colour and personality.
What to expect in a consultation
An initial design consultation is a two-hour session at the client’s home or commercial space. It is an ideal way to see how we can approach the design of your space, and whether we are the right fit to work with each other. Fiona will take the time to discuss your design brief and scope of works. She will offer you some initial advice on layouts and design ideas to help you understand the direction you can go in with your project. She will compile detailed notes, photos and measurements of your project and will also take the time to go through how we work moving forward to the next stages.
What it costs to book a consultation
$480 (inc GST) prepaid prior to the consultation.
What you need to prepare for the consultation
1. Take the time to review your budget and have this ready prior to the meeting. Budget is a topic that clients find difficult to discuss. We can work on a fixed fee or hourly rate depending on the project and will discuss all of these options in the initial consultation.
2. Prepare for your meeting by collecting information on the styles you love and any inspiration you want to incorporate into the project. Use online moodboards and magazines to bring your ideas together in a visual way ready for the first meeting.
3. If you have any plans or architectural drawings, please have them ready to review at the meeting, along with your timelines and project priorities.