Kitchen & Bathroom Design
We provide complete design support for kitchen and bathroom remodels and new construction projects, which includes everything required to create a complete design.
Measuring and documenting existing conditions
Fixture and finish specification
Custom cabinetry design
Coordination of vendors and contractors
Lighting design and fixture selection
Ongoing support through construction phase
We offer full-service design services to clients residing in the great Des Moines metro as well as Ames, Iowa. In addition, we can provide drawings, cabinetry design, and finish selections for clients anywhere in the US and Canada. In the past year, we have designed projects in Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Vancouver, Canada.
We have extensive experience designing IKEA kitchens and can provide specialized support for IKEA projects, including input of the plan into the IKEA system. You can read more about our tips for designing an IKEA kitchen in this post.
How We Work
If you are interested in hiring us for a kitchen or bathroom remodeling project, we will schedule an initial consultation for a $200 fee, which will be refunded if you purchase a full service design package. At that meeting, we will get to know each other and discuss the scope of the project.
We will send you a proposal for our services that will outline the scope involved in the project. We break the project down into phases and charge a flat fee for each phase.
Phase One typically involves measuring and documenting your existing space, developing an overall concept for the design, generating options for the new space plan, and rough budget estimating. At the end of Phase One, the client should be able to take the concept imagery and space plans to a contractor or cabinet showroom for a basic estimate.
Phase Two dives into the details of the project. We specify all of the required elements including cabinetry, paint, plumbing, lighting, tile, hardware, etc. We also create detailed design drawings that show the plan and elevations of cabinetry. We often provide three-dimensional perspective drawings so that the client can envision the volume of their room. Photo-realistic renderings may be supplied upon special request. You can view samples of these plans on our Projects page.
Fees & Pricing
Phase One can range in price from $500 to $1000, depending on the size of the project. Phase Two ranges from $1000 to $3000, which is dependent on the scope and size of the project. We offer a 10% discount to clients who commit to both Phases at the beginning of the project. A 50% deposit is required to begin Phase One.
Stand Alone Consults
We offer one-time consultations for a $200 flat fee, due in advance of the meeting. The consult lasts from one to two hours and can be used to discuss future projects, paint colors, light fixtures, furniture placement, art, finishes, etc. If we end up working together on a larger project, the $200 fee will be refunded.
If we are hired to design a remodeling or new construction project, we can provide consultations throughout the construction process. By visiting the project site on a weekly basis, we are able to stay engage with the contractors, provide clarification on design intent, and identify potential issues. This service is customizable and billed on an hourly basis.