How We Work
How do we get started?
A face to face meeting is the best way for us to get to know each other, and in our first meeting, we’ll want to listen to your ideas and look at any architectural drawings, blueprints or photos you may have. We really want to know your hopes and dreams for this design project.
What will your services cost?
Our design fee is based on the square footage of your project, the scope of work involved, and the location of your project. This fee represents a reasonable assessment of the time, materials and resources it will take to professionally complete your job, and it assures you that Taylor Design Group will complete your project – on time and on budget.
The scope of work and our design fee is defined and detailed in a document called a Letter of Agreement, which spells out the agreement between you, the client, and Taylor Design Group.
Who is my Designer?
Taylor Design Group is a full service interior design firm. Rest assured that a qualified and experienced interior designer, as well as one or two design assistants, will be working closely with you on your project from beginning to end.
Terri Taylor, ASID is a NCIDQ qualified designer with 30 years of experience, and she is the president and creative director of Taylor Design Group. Terri wants to make sure that you are working with a Designer whom you trust and feel comfortable with, and most important, that you are completely satisfied with the end result of your project.
Do you work with other trade professionals?
We work in harmony with architects, general contractors and landscape designers, among others. This collaboration, which is called the “design/ build process,” is a very cost effective way to create your “dream project”, and we encourage you to meet with us and consider this process before committing designs and ideas to paper.
Do you do remodeling?
Yes. Taylor Design Group holds a Residential & Commercial Remodeling Contractors License (#ROC 209766 and # ROC 209765). We utilize our long-term relationships with the best sub-contractors, craftsmen and artisans in Southern Arizona. We can remodel a bathroom, update or totally rebuild a kitchen, add a fireplace, even add a room. Projects can be as simple as replacing flooring; it’s all up to you.
How long does the design process take?
The initial research and development phase varies according to the complexity of the job; however, in most cases we will present a preliminary presentation in three weeks. A preliminary presentation is a meeting where we present our design concept, basic drawings, color scheme, key fabrics and furnishings, and initial budget to make sure we are all on the same page.
The final design phase is presented as soon as you have made your decision. This will include all the working drawings, tear sheets of all the furnishings, memos of all the fabrics and the final budget which will have all the costs, item by item, on everything you need to complete your dream project.
How involved in the process so I need to be?
You may be involved as little or as much as you like. We enjoy and encourage your participation.
How does purchasing work?
Your completed design project includes a detailed budget. You choose what pieces you want to order, and then we create a proposal that details those items and prices.
After you approve and sign the proposal, and return it with your deposit check, we will order your selections and provide you with delivery timelines. Purchasing contracting services (installation of tile, cabinets, lighting, etc.) works the same way.