FAQ’s

I am often asked a lot of the same questions. Answering them here will help speed up the intake process so that I can keep busy with what I do best- Designing!

How Do I Start Working With Kat + Co. Interiors? 

I’m just as excited to get started as you are! First, please contact me. We will set up a time for a Meet And Greet phone call which will be followed by our 1st meeting.

How much do design services cost?                                                                                         

No two homes, families, or design projects are alike, so you’ll receive a custom quote for your project.                                                                                                                                 

There are a few things to know, though…   

I accept cash, cheque or e-transfer.  

Colour Consultations- I charge $85/hr with a 1hr minimum and will specify as many colours as you need. Contact me to set up an appointment.                                                                       

For in-person design services, we begin with an initial phone or email conversation where we talk about the scope of the project and your goals for your space. This will be followed up with an onsite meeting. I will ask a lot of questions and we’ll walk around looking at all of the details you want to include. I charge $85/hr with a 1hr minimum but anticipate consultations to run 2-3hrs. Contact me to discus your project today!  

After this meeting, I’ll provide you with a plan of action. We can discuss a flat fee schedule or pay-by-the-hour fee. Should you wish to proceed and sign on the dotted line, I require a deposit so that your project can be added to the Kat + Co. Interiors schedule.

How long will my project take? 

Great question! There’s no set in stone timeline rule when it comes to designing your home but it generally takes longer than most think.                                                                       

There are many factors that affect the design process such as your decision-making style, connecting with contractors, and product availability.                                                       

Based on my experience, a typical project timeline format is as follows:               

Residential Remodel:
2-6 months for design and selection process
2 months for permits
2-6 months for construction     = 6-14 months                                                   

Kitchen/Bath:
2-6 months for design and selection process
2 months for permits
2-6 months for construction     = 6-14 months                                                                           

1 Room Decorate:
2 months for design and selection process
3 months for ordering, manufacturing & deliver
2 weeks install.    = 6 months                                                                                         

*Remember ~these are guidelines only. Your project make go slower – or faster! ~ depending on the various factors I mentioned above. I am currently booking projects in 2 months advance so that would be in addition to the time frame displayed.

Can I hire you just to give me ideas and feedback?

Absolutely! We can discuss hiring me at my rate of $85 per hour with a one hour minimum and I can give you all the feed back you need. Consultations generally run 2-3hrs. Contact me so that we can set up an appointment today!

I want design help but I don’t have a big budget. What can I do?                             

Have you checked out my E-Design? With E-Design, you send me photos and measurements of your space (don’t worry, I give you detailed instructions on how to do so) and I provide you with a room design, a shopping list, and links so all you have to do is click away to create the room of your dreams. Contact me to begin designing the room of your dreams.

I am building and need help picking lights for all of the rooms. Can I hire you to help me choose?                                                                                                             

I love lighting! I have already put together whole home packages of lighting that blend together but the fixtures aren’t so matchy-matchy. Your friends will be asking~”Where did  you find such beautiful lighting?!” My packages are based on budget and we can most certainly work out a custom lighting design package for you. Contact me so that we discuss your lighting options.

I am overwhelmed with choosing window coverings. Can you help me cover my windows?                                                                                                                            

Windows are another fav of mine. I work with a few Canadian blind companies that I absolutely LOVE and recommend for all of my projects. I also deal with various work rooms for custom drapery and blinds to give your windows that specifically designed for you look. Contact me to set up your in home measure and see how you can save 40% on blinds!