New Build Package
Building a house or doing a full renovation is a big exciting project.
You don’t have to work around anyone else’s bad choices and you certainly don’t want to make any that you will regret. You want to make sure that all your finishes and colours are just perfect and that you will love your home for years to come.
This consultation will provide perfectly coordinated and timeless suggestions for all kitchen finishes, flooring throughout, paint and trim colours throughout, as well as recommendations for finishes and colours of up to three bathrooms.
Each and every recommendation is from Maria directly. The eDesign team packages her advice into a clear presentation for you and handles communication and client support.
This is a colour consultation via photos and email.
Are you worried about getting all your finishes, colours and undertones correct in your new build or full house renovation? If you’ve read my blog at all, you’ll know that NO ONE ELSE will help ensure that your colours and neutral undertones actually coordinate.
We notice colours that are wrong all the time, and you might have already made a few mistakes in the past. Here’s how to make sure you get it right this time!
This Consultation includes:
Building a house or doing a full renovation is a big exciting project. You want to make sure that all your finishes and colours are just perfect and that you will love your home for years to come. You don’t have to work around anyone else’s bad choices and you certainly don’t want to make any that you will regret. Each selection influences the next, it can get quite overwhelming, and from reading my blog, you know you definitely want to avoid clashing undertones and bossy finishes.
I have helped thousands of homeowners create their own custom classic and timeless home and I would love to offer my experience and expertise to you too.
The New Build Package includes:
- Flooring throughout
- Kitchen countertop colour
- White or cream foundation palette
- Paint Colours
- Hardware suggestion for kitchen and bathrooms
- Lighting – Suggestions for kitchen island pendant lights, chandelier and bathroom lighting
- General critique of kitchen plan and elevations
- Look and feel of fireplace (this will be an inspiration image that you can work from)
- Look and feel of 2 or 3 bathrooms: we will send you a photo of what your bathroom should look like along with the style and colour of tiles and countertop material that you should look for, along with suggestions for light fixtures and hardware
How it Works:
Upon purchase, you will promptly receive an email with a download button to access your questionnaire and instructions.
The questionnaire gives us a sense of your project, preferences, lifestyle and a general idea of your budget. Once you fill it out, return it to us by email.
We will ask you to share plans and elevations and photos of any finishes you may be considering. (You will receive detailed instructions for photographing them properly). If you’re not there yet, don’t worry, YOU DON’T NEED TO HAVE SOURCED ANYTHING IN ADVANCE, as getting a plan from the Maria Killam team will immediately narrow down all your choices to the most classic and timeless solution.
A frequently asked question we receive about this process is:
I have read your information about the limitations of choosing paint colors for an empty space. So I have a question: Even though we will have to work with a virtually empty space will you still be able to help me?
To be clear, good paint colour options for a new build are usually not as numerous as when you are in complete decorating mode. This is because they need to be versatile so that when you do get around to decorating, you have lots of options.
It’s hard to choose a navy blue for your dining room for example, if you have not chosen your navy blue sofa or area rug yet. You may find the perfect navy rug after painting and notice that the paint colour you chose might be too green or too purple to match it. When you choose a paint colour first, you will now have to shop with your paint chip where it’s much easier the other way around (starting with the blue fabric to match to the endless options in paint colours). In other words, paint colours offer many more options than furnishings or case goods, so it’s easiest to start with the latter.
That said, Maria will recommend the right neutrals or whites based on all your fixed elements and suggest colours based on your preferences, if you haven’t started decorating yet. She will make sure you have a palette that is fresh, classic and as versatile as possible.
We will ask you to post some inspiration photos to a Pinterest or Houzz idea board and share the link with us, so we can get a sense of your personal style.
Once we receive your complete information, we will get to work on it for you. Maria will review your information and tailor her advice to suit your taste, lifestyle and the style of home you are building, working in her aesthetic of fresh and timeless.
We will create a clear presentation of Maria’s advice for your new home in a PowerPoint PDF format. It will include slides with images so you can see what she is recommending, complete with explanations and advice, and links to the products she is recommending.
You will receive Maria’s recommendations in your inbox within 10-15 business days from when we receive your complete information.
Maria’s Classic and Timeless Aesthetic
Since Maria’s aesthetic point of view is classic and timeless, this consultation will not include elaborate layouts of various accent tiles since trendy hard finish installations do not stand the test of time. Usually if you’re hiring Maria to help with your new build, you’ve read enough of her blog to be familiar with her aesthetic and will be happy with her specifications.
The New Build eDesign package provides what most people are looking for, which is a colour plan from a to z that fits with the style of your home and that flows throughout the house.
NEW BUILD EXTERIOR ADD ON
If you need help with your exterior in conjunction with this package, you can purchase the Total All Inclusive Exterior package as an add on for a discounted price. It provides colour suggestions for all elements of your exterior including colour of any trim and cladding elements like stucco, siding, brick or stone, roofing, and accents like shutters and doors. You can purchase it here.
One final note:
When you get colour advice from the Maria Killam team, we are not guessing. We will not be asking you questions like “What do you think?” Unless you really do have two choices where both will work equally as well and still give you the classic and timeless look you want for your home. What we are doing is using our experience and expertise to find you the perfect colour solution that will work in your specific design situation.
We do colour not drawings. We will not design the foot print of your kitchen or home, however because Maria has seen literally thousands of kitchens, she can often save you from making a critical error on your fireplace design or kitchen layout by making an informed observation.
This Interior Colour Consultation is a residential service. Please contact us for a quote for commercial property inquiries.
DESIGN CONSULTATION GUARANTEE AND REFUND
You have paid for our time so if for some reason you move or something changes before you can implement our recommendations there will be no refund. We want you to be happy, so if there is an issue other than personal preference we ask that you share photos of your colour testing and any objections or concerns you might have and give us the opportunity to tweak our selections before you reject them outright.
Please note, we will not provide a refund unless we have had the chance to make adjustments to our initial recommendations.
Refunds for UNUSED consultations processed after 60 days are subject to an administrative fee of 5% of the total purchase price.