Frequently asked questions

Are you certified?

AKBD | We are certified in kitchen and bathroom design by the National Kitchen and Bathroom Association. We achieved this certification through experience, knowledge of building codes and education.

LEED Green Associate | Certified through the U.S. Green Building Council. We are proficient in today’s sustainable design, construction and operations standards.

Why work with an Interior Designer?

Struggling with ideas and having trouble pulling everything together? You know the overall aesthetic you want, but need assistance with the layout of your forever home?

Working with an interior designer can help you avoid making costly mistakes during the construction or remodel process. Additionally, we work with architects, contractors, and suppliers to ensure you get the best results for your project.

Are you an Interior Designer or Kitchen Designer?

Both. Shara holds a degree in Interior Design and is certified and specializes in Kitchen and Bathroom design.

We consider the kitchen in relationship to the home as a whole. We carefully select finishes, fixtures, countertops, paint, lighting, furnishings and cabinetry.

As designers we have in-depth knowledge of building codes, and we work with architects and builders to keep your project running smoothly. We identify and resolve problems, minimizing the delays that can cause costs to escalate.

When should I hire an Interior Designer?

The sooner the better. A designer can help at any stage of the design process, however, the best results are experienced when the designer is involved in the process from the beginning.

How many design plans will you develop?

Depending on the project we typically develop up to two design options. And allow one free design revision.

Will I be involved in the design process?

Yes! During the design process we will send you weekly project status updates. We also meet with you before the design presentation to make sure we’re on the same page. We’ll go over preliminary space plans and color scheme. Also, we encourage feedback throughout the process to make sure you’re happy with your design.

Do you hire the contractor?

No. We will work with your builder, contractor or tradespeople. We are more than happy to refer you to those who can help as well. You will not pay us for construction related labor, that is between you and your contractor.

How do you charge?

There are a few ways that we charge but our design fee will typically have a combination of a fixed fee and hourly estimates. After your design consultation we will give you the design fee for your project.

With our fixed fee you will know exactly how much your design will cost, no surprises.

50% deposit is required to start your design and the balance is due at the design presentation meeting.

Who purchases items?

You have the option to purchase specified items or we can purchase items for you. If you are purchasing items that are only available to the trade or custom, we will purchase the items for you.