HOW DOES IT WORK?
We'll be with you the whole way
so you're not overwhelmed with all the decisions
WHO IS THIS SERVICE FOR?
If you have a big project such as a remodel, renovation, or addition, there is a lot of thought and planning that goes into the project. Working with your general contractor, The Modern Hive can be retained monthly to help you from design concept to finish. We will help you through the 4 major steps of the construction and design process. See process below.
We would love to chat more about the scope of work for your remodel, renovation or addition
THIS SERVICE INCLUDES:
A lot of thought will go into the schematic design of the project, such as the functional needs of the client and placement of furniture. Throughout this process the client will receive 3D Drawings that will bring your new home floor plans to life and help you understand and visualize what your home will look like with walls. This is done to catch anything on the floor plan that is not aesthetically pleasing to the client and to develop any custom features.
During this stage of the process, time will be spent visiting showrooms and vendors to gather options for selections and finishes. Color palettes and the client's style preference will be discussed and have a large impact in the finishes selected. Such selections include: cabinets, wood species for cabinets, trim, doors, and casings; flooring materials, tile, carpet, wood, or specialty material; countertop materials - granite, quartz, corian or specialty material; Interior/Exterior stone; Light fixtures; plumbing fixtures; appliances; backsplash materials; hardware; etc.
PRESENTATIONS + APPROVALS
At this point the design will be refined. A presentation will be submitted to the client, displaying all finalized selections for the client to approve and sign off on.
At this point both parties should feel very comfortable with the direction the project is headed and have a clear picture of the finished product.
Upon approval of selections and finishes, materials will be ordered by contractor, builder or architect per installers measurements. The project will be managed by ensuring proper materials are ordered, and installed correctly and according to design.
A style guide with drawings and plans will be submitted to the installers to ensure clear communication. During this stage, visits to the project site should be expected to track progress and ensure there are no potential concerns with installations.
MONTHLY RETAINER BREAKDOWN:
10 HOURS - $1,350
20 HOURS - $2,700
30 HOURS - $4,050
60 HOURS - $8,100
90 HOURS - $12,150
HOW MANY HOURS WILL I NEED?
Great question! But that's also hard to answer. The amount of retainer hours you will need greatly depends on how much design assistance you actually need, the size and scope of your project, and the duration of your project.
On average, for a full bathroom design expect up to 30 - 40 hours required for this type of service.
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Proposal acceptance + Payment
How does a retainer work?
-Upon receipt of the months retainer, The Modern Hive will begin providing services and objectives identified by client.
-On the first business day of each month thereafter, the client can enter an additional retainer to continue design services needed.
-When hours exceed the monthly time block based upon work requested by the client, The Modern Hive will continue to invoice the client at an hourly rate and will send an invoice at the end of the month for any excess hours.
-For more information about our monthly subscription services, please contact us and we would be happy to discuss the terms and conditions of the service.
Design process begins!
What kind of design happens with a retainer?