Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the common asked questions we get.

How long will the renovation process take?

There are a lot of factors that go into this. It depends on the size of the project, the availability of the products needed, etc. We can help determine the length of time needed to complete things once we have a little time under our belt with each project.

Can I use my existing furniture?

Yes. We can incorporate the designs to include any pieces that the client would like to keep.

Do you offer free consultations?

All of our initial consultations are free.

How long will the design process take?

Usually about 2 weeks to get the general design and direction agreed upon. If technical drawings are needed (kitchen cabinets, etc.), then a little more time will be needed.

Does Charles Taylor Interior Design have a minimum project size?

We try to focus on budgets of 50k and up. However, we can certainly discuss working on smaller budgets. Simple decorating (furniture, lighting…basically, no construction needed) can be accomplished for under that 50k number.

How do you charge for projects?

We charge by the hour ($150/hour). We generally start with a 20 hour retainer ($3000) and can advise on total number of hours we think that the project will take once the client has decided on the full scope of the job. We also have discounts with manufacturers and can make a margin on client purchases. We never resell anything over the best retail pricing available (we don’t mark up over retail and will always get you the best price out there).

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How much will our project cost?

We can put a spreadsheet together of all the costs and help the client make the best decisions based on their overall budget. This keeps the costs within the client’s control and allows the team to help make the best decision on how to allocate the money available.

Do I make purchases for materials through you or separately?

We offer full-service interior design, which includes purchasing any materials, furniture… basically anything need for the project (on the client’s behalf). We also set up pick-ups, deliveries, handle claims if need be, etc.

How do I prepare for my initial consultation?

It helps to have a general idea of what you would like to see changed and in what style (traditional, transitional, mid-century, contemporary, etc.). It also helps (but is not necessary) to have a rough budget in mind. Other than that, we can talk through things during the consult.

What if I have questions or I’m worried about the design? Who do I talk to?

I would encourage you to reach out to the lead designer on your project. We are all open and available to you at CTID, but your designer will be the best source of current info.

What style of decor do you specialize in?

We work in all styles. The idea is to create a space that caters to your style. While we are totally capable to create on our own, we love to work hand in hand with clients so they get a home that is a reflection of their personality, tastes, etc.

Can we make changes to the design plan throughout the process?

Yes. Design is fluid and changes are a part of the process. We ask for feedback throughout the design job and make changes accordingly.
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