Should I paint before, or after my redesign?

It’s up to you.  During our consultation we discuss your goals.  Sometimes from this discussion we are easily able to determine what piece might be your inspiration for a new paint color. If this is not the case, after the redesign – once all the elements are in the room – we can then decide on a suitable paint color to co-ordinate with your room’s final look.   We also do paint consultations!

Do I have to do anything to prepare for my redesign consultation?

Before the consultation we ask you to gather any items you have hidden that you wish to use in your redesign.  These might include things such as photos, personal mementos, furnishings, mirrors, art, throws, baskets, collections etc.

Do you charge for a consultation?

Yes.  During the consultation I often share advice, ideas and suggestions which may or may not lead to a booking.  If you book a minimum half day redesign the consultation fee will be deducted from the cost of the redesign service making it FREE.

Do you sell furnishings?

ReDesign is a hands on decorating service.  Our focus is on working with your existing items rather than selling you new items.  If after your redesign you feel you need something new to compliment the space, we can certainly help you choose a piece that best meets your needs.  If you would like guidance in purchasing pieces before your redesign we could discuss this at our consultation.

Do you re-upholster furniture?

We do our best to use your pieces just as they are now. However, if you would prefer to have them re-upholstered we could discuss this during the consultation.   If you wish, we could help you choose a fabric that would compliment the other elements of your room.

What if I don’t like my room after you’re done?

We will work with you to get it right.  During our consultation we take great care to understand your needs regarding function.  We never sacrifice function for style.  If you say you need to keep your favorite chair in a specific location we’ll work with it.  We want you to love, and more importantly, use your new space.

Do I need to be home on redesign day?

That’s really up to you.  Some clients like to be totally surprised by their makeover.  By being out for the day you won’t have to witness the clutter of clearing out the room’s contents.  Other clients like to help with their redesign and in doing so learn things that build their decorating confidence.

How do you price your decorating services?

ReDesign: Because we don’t sell you items, our pricing is based on the time it takes to complete your project.  When we do a redesign using just what you have we are most often able to complete one to two rooms in 6-8 hours for a flat fee.  If we need to return for an additional hour or so we can bill by the hour.

Paint Consultation:  Flat fee

Staging Evaluation: Flat fee for two hours based on a 2000 square foot home. For hands-on “use what you have” staging services we charge by the hour.  We understand your needs to keep within a budget and do our best to respect that.  If there are ways that you can contribute to your project that will help you stay within your budget we are happy to consider them and even offer suggestions.

More questions?

Please call us and we can chat.  905 691-4910

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"I just wanted to write a note to let you know how thrilled we are with ‘Rediscover Your Home’. We’ve had 9 years of growth and accumulation since moving to our current home. The stuff we needed and used was all there, but in a format that no longer met our family’s needs. Helping sort and organize the rooms to functionally meet our current lifestyle was a great step forward, then identifying ‘memory items’, including photos and wall art that make it feel and look like home, pulled it all together. The boys (including Dad) are able to help run the day to day events, entertaining and sports – thanks to the organization making sense, and we are enjoying our family time way more as a result! Even my Father-in-law commented on the new room layouts and pictures on the walls! I will definitely be in contact when we need to update the space again! Thanks for making my ‘house of stuff’ a home again and workable for our family using items we liked and already owned! All the best."

~ Felicity G, Mississauga

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Canadian Redesigners Association