The Initial Consultation is a 60-90 minute meeting which allows us to determine the scope of work and answer any questions about the renovation process in general. We meet with you in your home to get an idea of your style, lifestyle and budget (or discuss your vision for a new construction). It also allows us each to determine if we are a good "designer-client" fit. From here we are able to prepare a Scope of Work document which we send to you for review and approval. There is a flat fee for the Initial Consultation ($250 + taxes), payable at the end of the consultation. If we are engaged for your project, this cost will be credited to your account.
This document is our contract and is based on the approved Scope of Work as determined at the Initial Consultation and subsequent communications (including visits with the contractor). Our Fee Proposal clearly outlines the detailed scope of your specific project, our invoicing methods and schedule.
Design Phase - Pre-Construction
We kick off the process with Mood Boards to help you (and us) narrow in on the overall feel and design direction and allow us to prepare Concept Design Boards from which you choose actual elements that go into the design.
We then collaborate on kitchen and bathroom designs with our custom cabinetry expert and propose materials, counters and hardware to you. Once you have selected your final choices, RMI coordinates the purchase and delivery of furniture, rugs, window treatments, kitchen appliances, bathroom fixtures, wood flooring, wallpaper, tiles, fabrics, hardware, lighting, artwork and accessories - everything right down to the kitchen sink!
RMI remains in close contact with our project contractor, draper, upholsterer, painter and wallpaper installer so that each is aware of the design and is on schedule. We are also on site on a regular basis during the construction phase to answer questions and oversee installations, as well as minimize the impact of any unforeseen problems on the design or schedule.
Final Set-up and Reveal
This is when we get to pull it all together and put the finishing touches on site and watch the magic unfold. The results are always better than any rendering! After more than 15 years, it never ceases to elicit a natural (creative) high.