FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Good design is an investment and it’s near impossible to tell because every client, home, and project is different. We packaged our all of our design services into fixed fee packages. There isn’t a “drag and drop” formula but a good gauge is about 7-10% of your project budget. Depending on our involvement and your budget, we will decide the best packaged fee scenario for your project.
We recommend that you start by calling or emailing us to tell us about your project, your goals, budget, and maybe include a few photos of problem spots. We can discuss our workload and make sure that you understand the process.
From there we will set up a mandatory 90-minute on-site Initial Consultation with Corey at a cost of $350 + 5% G.S.T. This consultation can work 2 ways:
DIY’ER – If you’re looking for professional advice on space planning, colour and material selections, or advice on the steps to get started we can help you with that. We can give you our list of resources.
PROJECT PROPOSAL – If you need more extensive design services, this consultation acts as an introduction to a complete scope assessment and design package proposal for your project.
All our projects are packaged into three tiers – the Concept Development, Design Plans & Documents, and Design Contract Administration. The smallest design retainer is $1500 + 5% G.S.T. and this is our minimum design fee. It’s best to discuss your needs with us so we can help you solve your design problems.
DO WE WORK OUTSIDE THE LOWER MAINLAND?
CKID will work anywhere the project will take us. Initially we will work via email or video conferencing with photos, site plans, any current plans you may have to decide if the project is possible. Once we understand the limits and scope, we schedule a 4-hour site consultation with Corey for $1500 + GST. All of the design and planning will be completed from our Vancouver base. Material/sample courier charges are extra. The client is responsible for all accommodation and travel.