FAQs

Get answers to some of our most commonly received questions, directly from Ken, our owner and design expert.

How much can I save by hiring HomeStyling Design?

Everyone charges differently, but we’ve heard that our clients have saved 50% to 200% or more when working with HomeStyling Design.

We charge by the size of your remodel or new home when determining your fees. Most designers and architects charge 8% to 10% of the value of the construction and/or from $60 to $200 per hour. It is very difficult to know ahead of time what you will pay to get your dreams turned into construction plans.

How can I be sure my design costs will be controllable with HomeStyling Design?

Because we fix our fees at the time of contracting, you will stay relaxed, and we’ll all stay creative while developing your new lifestyle. I do not charge for concept changes and revisions. Your end result will be YOU in your construction plans.

Can I have a free appointment and consultation to get acquainted with you?

Yes. Building relationships is what makes everything work. Give us a call at 206-729-9304.

Can I communicate MY wishes successfully when talking with my designer?

I tell all of my clients that I don’t get to live in the new project, so I use my 30+ years of residential designing to enhance your wishes and reflect YOU in your home. My ego belongs in my home, but not yours. Planning your spaces in your best interests is my passion. Having done thousands of remodels and new homes, I will be able to polish your wish list without competing with it.

Are you qualified to design my desired home style, era, street appeal, etc.?

Yes. Do you like traditional, contemporary, Mediterranean, federal, Cape Cod, Victorian, farmhouse, or chalet? Do live on a lake or have a view? Are you in a neighborhood or in the country? Do you have a small plot or large acreage? Do you want an addition or a Mother-in-law unit? Do you want to redo the inside of your house/kitchen/bathrooms?

I have designed for all of these and more. My clients are amazed that what we design together is a perfect fit for them… This is what I do.

Do you have a certified kitchen designer on staff?

While I am the owner of HomeStyling Design, I have been a certified kitchen designer for over 30 years. This certification is with the National Kitchen & Bath Association, which is the oldest and largest kitchen and bath association in the country.

Being certified is a great credential for you to trust. Beyond that, my sense of spaces and ability to see them and the possibilities before they get on the drawing board get you maximum creativity for your project.

How do you determine your fees?

Couple my creative ability and certification with years of constructing projects with my clients, and you get maximum COST CONTROL for your project. Many designs by other designers and architects never get built because of over-designing your wishes.

There are four things that must be considered to successfully design your new lifestyle:

  1. Your wish list
  2. Your budget
  3. Your budget
  4. Your budget

At Homestyling Design, we charge a flat fee based on square footage and complexity of the project, keeping your budget in mind throughout the planning process. Our goal is to help you successfully build your new lifestyle.

Let’s get started building you into your new space.