FLQ Interior Design FAQ
Q: What are the normal business hours of Florida Living Quarters?
A: Our business hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm. However, each client's schedule and needs vary, therefore we also will be happy to schedule appointments with you at times that are a better schedule fit. We strive to offer schedule convenience and flexibility.
Q: What kind of interior design style does Florida Living Quarters do best?
A: Florida Living Quarters does not specialize in any single interior design style. Our mission is to create a style that is interpretive of the client's personal expression that they wish to convey. From contemporary to eclectic, transitional to traditional, we have assisted clients in transforming their residential an commercial interiors into something well planned with exquisite detail, all in the client's own style.
Q: Do I receive any discounts on products that I purchase through Florida Living Quarters?
A: Absolutely! This is one of the most popular financial benefits that working with an interior designer yields. Oftentimes this discount will help offset the designer fee, which helps to make your project more affordable. Florida Living Quarters offers its clients products that are purchased through trade resources at wholesale or 'trade cost'. Florida Living Quarters allows you to utilize our industry resources to gain valuable discount saving that we pass along to our clients
Q: What is the pricing structure for Florida Living Quarters?
A: We have two types of pricing structures in which we work from. (1) Our Cost-plus option is one where as the client makes purchases assisted by Florida Living Quarters, they are then charged for the purchase, plus an additional percentage over the cost of the product. (2) Our Hourly Fee option is one where as the client works with our designers, a flat hourly rate is charged while working on the varied services and project requirements. During your initial consultation, Florida Living Quarters will make recommendations to you in deciding which option is the most cost effective for your project.
Q: What size projects does Florida Living Quarters accept? Can I start with one room?
A: We understand budgetary concerns and want to make good interior design affordable. We will show you how to make positive changes to your interior while staying within your budget. Many of our clients like to start with one or two rooms to try out our services and ensure that we can meet their needs on a smaller based project before moving onto any larger scale commitments. We pride ourselves on the good and long-standing relationships that we have established with our clients. We often find ourselves working with them over the course of several years in order to accomplish their 'wish list' or even after moving on to another home. Our relationships always begin with an initial consultation, commonly for one room, one project, and a set budget.
Q: What do I need to know about your initial consultations? Is there a fee?
A: Our Initial Consultations are scheduled by appointment at a time that is convenient for the client. Florida Living Quarters will come to your home or business and work with you to outline your interior design needs and goals. Commonly, a color scheme or Color Palette is begun or established at this time. This is also the best time to show your designer any clippings from magazines or pictures of rooms or items that you like or would like to use. The designer may or may not take 'before' pictures at this time for reference and will outline for you their suggestions and recommendations for your project. The fee for this consultation is $100 and it should be scheduled at a time where a two-hour commitment can be made. In some cases we offer complimentary consultations or wave the consultation fee to offset purchases made.
Q: What areas does Florida Living Quarters service?
A: Florida Living Quarters services interiors throughout Central Florida; However, we are experienced in working with long-distance situations with very successful results. In working out of another area, we utilize our industry expertise to assist the client in locating as many local services to their area in order to keep shipping and travel expenses to a minimum. We would rather see our clients afford more for their project than spend half of their budget on logistics and travel.