Overview and Fees

Design Concept Phase

Starting with personal one-to-one meetings on-site to assess project and client requirements. The client needs to provide an upfront budget so the total scope of the project can be determined. This is followed by detailed measurements and initial site assessments including overall project feasibility.

On completion, the design consultant will provide a complete design concept proposal to the client with cost estimates and examples of materials, paint colors and appliance types as necessary.

Initial Concept Stage: $1,250.00 (minimum)
Additional Concept and Change Requests: $200.00 per hour (additional consultation fees)

Detailed Design and Implementation

Following client approval, project briefs with detailed drawings are finalized and goods and services ordered are confirmed. Project timelines and schedules are developed to confirm project milestones and overall project completion date.

Project Fees20% of total project cost (including materials, fixtures/fittings and contractor fees).
Changes/new design development:$200.00 per hour for new design work or changes required
Additional items/services20% of total value of materials, furniture, and contractor fees as part of the additional/extended project.
Travel ChargesTravel charges of $95.00 per hour will apply if the client or project location is in excess of 25 miles from our office in Washington DC, but only applies to actual travel to and from those locations.

General Project Fees

Consulting Fees:$200 per hour
Project Management Fee:20% of items and services purchased for clients
Trade prices:discounts of between 10-50% on retail prices of goods and services available to clients*

Payment and Other Terms

Payments:DHD will invoice at our best trade pricing plus any applicable sales tax, delivery and handling charges for purchases made on their behalf. Payment in advance is often required with a credit card, Venmo, Zelle or personal check.
Other Terms and Conditions:Charges will be invoiced on a regular basis for design consultation and project management fees as well as reimbursement for purchases and other direct client costs. In the case of project management fees, these are billed at the date of invoice and order placed with the supplier. Contractors’ costs and project management fees will be billed when due, with expectations explained in advance. Costs and fees and project management are itemized in invoices.

*Trade Prices: discounts range between 10 to 50% plus sales tax, transport, and handling costs.