Our professional room designer team is frequently asked about its design process, so this is a general explanation for potential clients before the initial meeting. Each client is different, so the process may change slightly.
RSVP meets with the client to discuss their wants and needs for the project at the RSVP office
Meeting is no longer than one hour
All decision-makers should be present to ensure everyone is happy with the outcome of the project
Consultation Agreement is presented to the client to sign if they agree to move forward
Agreement is for three hours of work by RSVP and includes anything they can accomplish in that time to give the client an idea of a concept
RSVP and the client discuss the parameters of the project further
This phase takes place at the project site to do on-site measuring and take “before” photos
Again, all decision-makers need to be present, just like in all phases of the project
RSVP prepares an initial design idea with a combination of rough sketches, fabric samples, etc. This is sometimes presented in the form of a presentation board.
Initial budget estimate provided to demonstrate the cost of designing the project
The client approves the direction the team is going
Client places the design in steps according to priority if needed
Meetings with contractors takes place on-site to do any additional measuring
RSVP has a list of contractors they trust and have worked with on projects in the past
Client is given an agreement outlining time billing and other valuable information
RSVP provides AutoCAD plans to show space planning of furniture
If needed, 3D renderings are also presented
RSVP provides paint choices and other finish specifications.
Meet with the client during this phase at any showrooms to look at specified furniture and/or accessories
Preparation of Documents
RSVP finalizes finish specifications, furniture specifications, etc.
Client is given a proposal for approval and deposit is collected to order specs
Labor and furniture requires 50% deposit to get started
Fabrics and wall coverings usually require 100% payment to be ordered
RSVP team makes frequent visits to the job site to observe and check on the process
Questions/concerns by the client are directed to RSVP as the contact to the contractor
When project ends or furniture/accessories are delivered, final payment is collected
A walk through with the client is imperative to confirm their approval of the finished product
My overall experience with RSVP Design Services was outstanding. I was apprehensive at first, but as the project progressed, Rhonda and Carolyn kept me up-to-date, making me feel comfortable. After their initial design work, I was very impressed and pleased; I had a great experience with the whole team and would like to continue our relationship in the future!