FAQs

Want to know more about working with an interior designer and the process?
Get answers to questions about interior design services from Beautiful Habitat.

How do I work with Beautiful Habitat?

We start with a phone conversation to gather initial information and determine if Beautiful Habitat may be able to meet your design needs. If we both agree to move forward, we will have a “meet & greet” meeting. The goal …

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How can I prepare for our meeting?

Before the meeting, have an open dialog between household partners. Discuss the scope of work, priorities and goals and ensure there is agreement on the points that are important to each partner. Make a list to discuss with us to …

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How do I determine a budget?

We have some hard news for you: the budget is not what you hope it will cost. The budget is what you actually have to invest in your project.  You have a certain amount that you are willing and able …

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What services do you provide?

We can work with you in different ways, from consultancy to concierge level service. Most projects are full service design, meaning we create a comprehensive design plan and follow through the implementation of the plan. Typically we classify these into …

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Why should I hire Beautiful Habitat?

When you purchase interior design services, you are purchasing the expertise that comes from education, years of experience, and natural abilities. In many ways, you are purchasing peace of mind. We save you time, money and headaches while brining your …

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Who else is on your team?

Tennille Wood is the only Interior Designer at Beautiful Habitat and she is supported with help in administration, accounting and expediting. The Beautiful Habitat team is rounded out by some of the region’s top contractors, installers, craftspeople, drapery workers, cabinetry makers, …

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What do you charge?

Our fees depend on the type of project, scope of work involved, level of service you request, and the location of the project. Our services are calculated on a flat fee basis, which represents a reasonable assessment of the time, …

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How do you communicate your design ideas to help me understand them?

Beautiful Habitat uses different drawing programs based on the specific needs of the project. Drawings may be done in Sketchup, Minutes Matter or 20-20 Designs. Sketchup is a 3D program and preferred for remodeling projects, including kitchen or bath designs, …

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When there are problems on the job, how do you resolve them?

After nearly a decade in the industry, we know that every job faces an unexpected challenge along the way. We’ve developed systems to handle some of the more common problems. This knowledge and experience helps us prepare to handle the …

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How will you manage my budget?

Before we begin work, we ask a lot of questions about your investment amount. Not only the specific dollar amount you have to invest, but also your comfort levels within that amount. For example, if you have $15,000 to invest, …

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How long will my project take? What are the timelines?

We like to say the relationship between Beautiful Habitat and our clients is a marriage, not a date. We are going to be working together for a while and we’ll get to know quite a bit about each other. In …

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What do you wish clients knew about Interior Design?

I often hear clients say they are looking for a designer that “matches their style”, meaning they look at portfolios and choose designers that have rooms with a “look” that the client wants. What I’d like them to know is …

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What are your payment terms?

Beautiful Habitat accepts cash, check , credit cards or paypal payments. Each project requires an initial deposit to begin work.

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How long have you been in business?

Beautiful Habitat was founded in London, England in 2006 before relocating to Colorado in 2007.

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What 5 Questions should you ask of an Interior Designer? Find out here: 5 Questions to Ask an Interior Designer Before you Hire.

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