FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. HOW DO YOU CHARGE?

My professional fee depends on these 4 factors:

  • PROJECT TYPE / SCOPE OF WORK - Would you need a full service interior design or a decoration and styling service?

  • PROJECT LOCATION - Is the project in Metro Manila? North or South?

  • PROJECT TIMELINE - Are you in a rush to finish the project? If yes, I need to double my resources, which means I need extra help and I might hire necessary suppliers to expedite the work.

  • AREA OF THE SPACE - Even though I don't charge per sqm. or sqft., I still need to know how big your space is.

2. WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A FULL SERVICE INTERIOR DESIGN & A DECORATION AND STYLING SERVICE?  

The main difference between these services is for my Full Service Interior Design, it includes customization. If you want built-in cabinets, additional lights and electrical outlets, your project automatically falls under this type. I need to provide technical plans for lighting and convenience outlets for the contractor to follow, and working drawings for customized furniture and storage units for furniture makers.

 

For my Decoration and Styling Service, I won't be providing technical plans and working drawings anymore because we'll mainly be doing on-the-surface work: furnishing your space with off-the-rack furniture and decor. 

3. HOW MUCH FOR A __ SQM. UNIT?

Common misconception about interior design rates is that our fee only depends on the size of the space. Size is just one factor when it comes to how I charge for my services.

Aside from the area of the space, I would need to know the Project Type/Scope of Work, Location, and Timeline so I can determine the difficulty and extent of the project.

4. IS CONSTRUCTION PART OF YOUR SCOPE?

I don't offer construction services yet, but I provide design supervision during construction.

Aside from design supervision, I also provide guidance in the selection of necessary contractors and suppliers to execute my design ---- so no need to worry if you don't know any contractor!

5. DO YOU SELL FURNITURE?

I don't sell furniture yet, but that's one of my goals in the next years!

When a project calls for it, that's when I design customized furniture and then I just look furniture makers to fabricate them for the project.

6. HOW DO I INQUIRE ABOUT YOUR SERVICES?

You may inquire in 2 ways:

  • Fill out my inquiry form here (this is the easiest and my most preferred method)

  • Email me your completed inquiry form

Name:

Email:

Project Type: Update as of June 2020: I currently only offer services for residential condo units!

Size of Space:

Project Location:

Project Timeline:

Scope of Work/Your Plans for the Space:

Style/s that You Want for the Space:

Please answer completely! I appreciate it even more when clients share their design pegs, actual photos of the space, and floor plans - they make it a lot easier for me to assess the project and provide a more accurate proposal.

7. HOW MUCH WILL MY PROJECT COST? CAN YOU GIVE ME AN ESTIMATE?

I cannot provide a cost estimate of the entire project yet without an approved design. I can only provide you a quotation for my professional fee so we can start producing the designs. Total project cost will depend on the final design, your chosen contractor and suppliers, and approved materials and finishes. 

8. I JUST FILLED OUT YOUR INQUIRY FORM. WHAT'S THE NEXT STEP?

I need to review if your project fits my minimum project requirements because I can only initiate and handle a few projects at a time.

While waiting for my reply, feel free to browse my website and Instagram feed for interior design ideas!

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