consultation, design & house whispering

Q:      What is Consultation, Design and/or House Whispering?

A:      There are three distinct parts to our service:


The Consultation is when I come to visit you in your home or place of business. I will then spend time with you to discuss your requirements, and get to know your style and how you see yourself using your room. The consultation will take approximately 1½ to 2 hours, depending on the intricacy of the design and the size of the space. This is the time to let me know about the items you would like to incorporate into the design, and any ideas you may have.


Following this discussion, I will spend time researching and planning your scheme. I will Design the scheme and source all the items required to bring it together. Using samples and pictures of these items, I will put together a presentation so that I can explain to you as clearly as possible the ideas that I have had. This presentation will include drawings: maybe in plan form for space planning, or in elevation or 3-dimensions, and samples or photographs of the items specified.


If you require hands-on House Whispering Services, then this is charged per hour that I spend with you. This might be spent in helping you sort and edit your belongings, or time spent shopping together sourcing new items or solutions for your home.


Q:      What are the fees?

A:       There is a charge of £90.00 per hour for the Consultation, which is payable at the time of the Consultation; and £180.00 per room for the Design, which is due after you have received the design. House Whispering is charged at £45.00 per hour.


Q:      What if I don’t like the design?

A:      Hopefully our discussion would have been detailed enough at the time of the Consultation so that I do not get it completely wrong; and so

any tweaks to the design can be done without any further charge.


Q:      What happens next?

A:      Once you have approved the design, I will then proceed to price up the job. This includes asking my various sub-contractors to visit the site

to estimate for their part of the scheme. You will receive a detailed Item Estimate, showing you the cost for each item and the total for the job.


Q:      What if I want to do the work myself?

A:      That is fine. Once you have paid me for the design, you are welcome to indulge in a little DIY, and I will be happy to supply any items you need

at a normal retail price, or provide you with a shopping list.