Building a Strong Relationship with Your Designer

Trust is the cornerstone of any successful designer-client relationship. When you hire a designer, you’re placing your vision and investment in their hands. A good designer understands this responsibility and works diligently to earn and maintain your trust.

How do designers gain that trust? We start with an open dialogue about budget and expectations. We ask for your “wish list” and conduct a site visit to evaluate the space and understand what we’re working with. These three elements—budget, wish list, and site evaluation—allow us to collaborate and build a solid plan. Price often dictates the direction a homeowner will go and a good designer will bring options that align with the wish list while staying on budget.

Just like other professions, designers are experts in their field. Our daily work involves staying updated with the latest trends, materials, and techniques so we can offer creative solutions as the project evolves. Offering innovative solutions tailored to your specific needs ensures your space is not only beautiful but also practical and efficient.

Designers also uphold industry standards and recommend skilled builders who have been screened, are reliable, and deliver quality results with minimal disruption and on time. We want every element of your design to be aesthetically pleasing and of top-notch quality and workmanship.

Budget management is another key part of a strong designer-client relationship. A unique advantage of working with Karen and Janelle is their strong accounting backgrounds. They understand the importance of staying on budget and work diligently to give a realistic estimate of costs. This helps set clear financial expectations and allows clients to make informed decisions about where to spend their money, ensuring they get the most value for their investment. 

We believe that transparent communication, honest budget management, and high partnering standards are essential to why you would choose us as your designers. Our goal is to create beautiful spaces and long-lasting relationships. Are you ready to discuss your vision and how we can bring it to life? Contact us today to schedule your consultation!