Services

CONSULTATION ONLY -

Some of our clients have a keen sense of style and are not in need of full design or project management services – They simply need inspiration or opinions to get them on the right track.

We consult with clients on remodels like this to assist in narrowing selections of the finishes from cabinetry, countertops, flooring, tile, hardware, plumbing fixtures, furniture, fabrics, lighting & paint colors to ensure a unified design.

Rates are based on an hourly fee.  First hour is $150, with any additional hours at $90 per hour or $45 per half hour.  Consultations outside of the Triangle Area – Raleigh, North Carolina and outside of the Greater Cincinnati Area, Ohio area are subject to fuel rates, while consultations outside of the state vary.

DESIGN ONLY -

Whether your remodel is in the triangle area or somewhere out of state, we work with clients on the full scale design of remodels where the homeowner is comfortable managing the construction of the project.

Our services typically include floorplans, elevations, and lighting/mechanical plans.  However, often times the scope extends to the selection of cabinetry, countertops, tile, flooring, plumbing fixtures, hardware & lighting fixtures.  We also assist in the selection of furniture, fabrics, & paint colors, as needed.

Fees range depending on the scope of the project – an initial consultation is required.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT -

Project management of a remodel means that we will collaborate with a client on all design elements of the home from the beginning through completion.  We are available every step of the way on design and selections while working directly with contractors through the construction phases.  This level of service is to ensure the initial concept of the space is completed while keeping on schedule and staying within budget.

The ability to work on projects of this level often requires that the work is local.  However, we will consider projects out of town.  Fees range depending on the scope of the project – an initial consultation is required.

FOR DESIGN ONLY OR PROJECT MANAGEMENT CONSULTATIONS -

Our meetings are primarily in the client’s home, but general inquiry meetings can be arranged.  After the initial in-home consultation, we schedule a follow-up meeting where we will discuss our design ideas as well as present a budget estimate for the project.  Please call 919.368.5101 or email rebekah@essencedesignstudio.com for the Raleigh Office and for the Cincinnati Office call 513.301.7411 or email jessica@essencedesignstudios.com to schedule a consultation.

CABINETRY ONLY -

For homeowners, contractors, or builders that already have a design plan and simply need cabinetry supplied for the space, we are an authorized dealer for Dura Supreme Cabinetry.  We will require a set of design plans with appropriate measurements and specifications, however, whenever possible, we prefer to take all of our own measurements to ensure proper ordering.

Dura Supreme is a lifetime warranted cabinetry line that offers a wide array of options from semi-custom to fully-custom cabinetry, including both standard and full-overlay along with both beaded and non-beaded inset.  This cabinetry line is versatile with hundreds of finish options and wood species to choose from (maple, oak, quarter-sawn oak, knotty alder, hickory, cherry, rustic cherry,  lyptus, bamboo, stainless steel, and exotic veneers).

We offer specialty pricing to contractors and builders.  Please contact us for a quote.

PREPARING FOR AN IN-HOME CONSULTATION -

1.  Collect a few magazine clippings with photos of rooms or elements that you are drawn to – make sure to note on the picture what attracts you to it.

2.  Create a wish list of wants and needs for the space.  If you are unsure of what you want, list what you do NOT want.

3.  If possible, have in mind an approximate budget.

INDUSTRY PARTNERS -