A the end of the day, a well planned and beautifully renovated interiors always adds to the value of your home so it is wise to invest in a good budget for your project. My design process is detailed, rigorous and creative. Sumei has personally designed many Display homes, Restaurants and Hotels in her past 20 years. She loves to help her client design a space a special ambience and style that they can call their very own. Whilst achieving visual impact and good design, her goal is to transform your new house into a home and a place to eat into a ‘signature’ restaurant . Whether it is just your new baby’s bedroom or a commercial space, Sumei can make the Design process simple, enjoyable and rewarding both emotionally and financially.
Consultation & Design Process
Sumei Creative Interiors offers a comprehensive interior design service complete with project management. Below is the design process organized into several distinct stages to keep you involved in the process and ensure all your needs are being addressed.
Stage 1 – Initial Onsite Consultation Meeting- One Hour $150
($50/half hour when consult run over time)
Having a copy of a scaled layout plan(from your Architect/Builder) handy during the meeting can definitely expedite the design consultation as we can go into more in depth and quality advice.
Also if you have pictures from magazines or books showing a design style and the type of furnishings you like please bring them along.
Payment: On completion of consultation – Cheque or Cash.
A quote for the cost of the full design package will be forwarded by email usually within 48hrs of the initial meeting. This usually ranges from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand (Including Notes and Rough Concept Plan) depending on your requirements and the size of your project.
Stage 2 – Report/Quote with Concept Design and Plan $380 upwards
Once you are happy with the proposed design above, we draw up a scaled furniture layout plan addressing the spatial requirements and flow of the space. In almost all cases, you will probably have a scaled Architectural Plan tucked away somewhere which we can use to develop our layout. This will certainly help to reduce the drawing costs involved otherwise a comprehensive interior measure-up and survey maybe required. From this layout we develop the necessary elevations and also draw up junction details for construction purposes. Sometimes spot details are drawn when a certain design may needs more elucidation.
This layout can be completed within 1 to 2 weeks of receiving the scaled layout and be collected from my office. A delivery charge of $30 is charged if the design package is dropped off to you.
Payment: On collection of concept – Cheque or Cash
Stage 3 – Full Interior Design
- Plan drawings at 1:100 scale (or larger) depending on area concern
- Furniture Layout Plan showing the funiture and other pertinent information
- Interior elevations and sectional elevation/s
- Junction and Spot Construction Details
- Lighting & Electrial Layout (Optional)
- Recommendations and specifications for interior finishes proposed and selected
- Material board/s
- Coloured rendering/s or sketche/s
- Construction drawings where and when requested
After the plan is finalised, it is ready to be collected at our office. We can also facilitate quotations by the installing contractor/builder.
Payment: 50% Mobilisation fee to kick off the project and the balance on completion/collection of deliverables – Cheque or Cash
The design drawings can be used for general submission to your local council to show Design Intent though Architect and/or structural engineers approval and drawings may also be required for structural elements like retaining walls, high wall features or cantilever elements, etc.
Design package can start at around $480 to a few thousand depending on the size and complexity of the project. I also offer B2B packages for Architects and Builders who offer regular work.
If you like on-going or additional advice covering new areas or about design details or colour and material selections; I can easily accommodate these requests based on our regular Design & Consultation rate of $50/half hour.