What you're looking for...
Renovating a space is a great undertaking, but most importantly a great investment. When hiring an interior designer, you're not only investing in your home, but in the expertise that only an educated, experienced, and allied ASID designer can offer you. You want solutions to your design problems in order to simplify your life and enjoy it to the fullest. To support this endeavor, you need every room in your home to be in harmony with every aspect of your life, especially kitchens and bathrooms. Taking on design projects requires a great amount of time, talent, and energy- which, let's face it, you may not have in abundance! That's why S Squared Design is here: to take on the stress, creativity, and the behind-the-scenes work that a design project requires so you can keep living your life as you normally would.
Kitchen and Bath Design
What we offer...
At S Squared Design, we offer the most innovative, functional, and stylish designs that work with your unique everyday lifestyle. The trademark S Squared Design look is one that is modern and minimalistic, yet livable and inviting. This aesthetic is achieved by featuring geometric patterns, a neutral color palette, and often the juxtaposition of natural outdoor elements with man made ones. (Take a look at our blog and portfolio to see examples!) Whether it's a major renovation to your kitchen or bath, a face lift for your whole home, or decorating for the holidays, we enjoy obsessing over every detail to ensure quality and functionality so you can enjoy your home to its fullest potential.
How you and I work together...
Clients and designers each have unique roles and responsibilities to uphold during the design process. While both client and designer are investing their time and energy into the project, it is our joint responsibility to communicate all ideas to each other: what you like and dislike, need or can live without. With your functional needs and style preferences in mind, the designer is responsible for creating a design within a realistic budget and the project’s schedule. From the initial design consultation to the completed installation, the designer's focus is always on your satisfaction. To find out what you can expect at every stage in the design process, keep reading!
Initial design consultation:
Before we meet in your home, please take a few minutes to gather photos, magazine clippings, website links, etc. that exemplify your ideal home design. Come prepared to share some of your personal style: perhaps certain appliances and fixtures, colors you'd like to see in your home, must-have furnishings, or even things you absolutely don't want. As for your current space, take note of what you'd like changed, removed, updated, added, etc. to discuss. You don’t need to bring pictures of your place in its current state- I’ll see it later! In order for your space to reflect you, I'll need to get to know you! Tell me all about your lifestyle: your hobbies, interests, family dynamic, pets, special needs etc. Once we've established a connection, we'll discuss the design process and a feasible budget. Sharing and discussing all these details help the designer better understand and meet your design needs.
After we've completed the initial consultation, a design contract will be written up that simply lays out the design schedule and service fees that you can expect. Arguably the most important stage of the process, this ensures that we're all on the same page and can hit the ground running!
After the contract has been reviewed and agreed upon by both parties, the funnest part begins for the designer: designing of course! Beginning with a conceptual design, the designer draws the space planning in CAD to ensure all elements fit correctly, as well as selects larger furnishings and preliminary fixtures. To develop the conceptual design into a full, completed design, the designer shall choose materials, based on information you, the client, provides. The material selections, such as tile, wood, countertops, textiles, wall paint color, smaller accessories, etc., whatever the project scope entails. Here, we will also give you an estimated project budget and schedule so everyone is realistic about the expectations of the remainder of the project.
Presentation and Review:
Before any ground is broken, we'll need to meet again in person to hash out the details. At this time, the designer will present the entire design to you: from space layout, selected furnishings and fixtures, to smaller accessories such as textiles and artwork, along with a list of item prices. You'll review the presentation, approving or making changes until you are satisfied with the design. Then, we'll work together to make the final adjustments and improvements before moving on to purchasing goods.
Before we break any ground (or walls, or counter tops, or cabinets, whatever!), the client prepays for all final selections so the designer can take care of the shopping, purchasing, and delivery so you don’t have to! Further more, you can expect the designer to be on-site to receive deliveries, ensuring all purchased orders were carefully handled. After this, we'll go over the specific design schedule so we both know what happens at each step of installation.
Whether your project is a major remodel or a furnishing face lift, we oversee the project from day one until the final touches are completed. Working closely with trusted contractors and tradesmen who we've established close relationships with, we ensure everything is done perfectly according to plan.
Now that the designer's job is done, all you have to do is enjoy your newly renovated home!