Interior Design


Do you have questions about Our Interior Design Process? Welcome to Our FAQ where we provide answers to the biggest questions!

Why hire an Interior Designer?

Opting for an Interior Designer, particularly JL Coates, guarantees time and cost savings by preventing expensive errors and utilizing exclusive trade-only resources. Our expert, customized approach transforms your space into a unique, functional, and visually appealing environment that aligns with your individual needs. Trust JL Coates for a streamlined, effective, and value-driven design experience.

What cities does JL Coates work in?

At JL Coates, while our primary focus is on providing exceptional interior design services in Arizona, we are also proud to extend our expertise to clients across the remaining states. Our commitment to delivering tailored, efficient, and value-driven design experiences knows no boundaries, ensuring that clients nationwide can benefit from our professional assistance.

Can JL Coates provide references?

We understand the importance of trust and confidence in our services. To help assure potential clients of our expertise and dedication, we are more than happy to provide a list of client references. This allows you to connect with individuals who have experienced our interior design services firsthand, offering valuable insights into the exceptional results and customer satisfaction that JL Coates consistently delivers.

Does JL Coates work with other trade professionals?

Collaboration is at the core of our approach to interior design. On every single project, our team partners seamlessly with various design and build professionals to ensure a cohesive and efficient process. This collaborative environment allows us to leverage the unique skills and expertise of each professional, resulting in an exceptional outcome that exceeds our clients’ expectations.

How do we get started?

We’re excited to embark on this journey with you! To get started, simply give us a call so we can discuss your project and get acquainted. This friendly conversation will allow us to understand your unique needs and vision, paving the way for a successful and enjoyable collaboration. We look forward to the opportunity to bring your design dreams to life!

What happens at the first consultation?

At the first consultation, we’ll have an engaging Design Consultation that covers essential aspects of your project. We’ll delve into the Scope of Work, explore your ideal timeframe, and discuss the project budget. Additionally, we’ll touch on any other relevant details to ensure a thorough understanding of your vision and goals. This initial meeting sets the foundation for a successful and collaborative design experience.

How do I prepare for my initial consultation with JL Coates?

We’re glad you asked! To make the most of your initial consultation with JL Coates, it’s beneficial to come prepared with any questions you may have and gather inspiration images to share with us. This preparation allows us to better understand your design preferences and address any concerns, ensuring a smooth and productive collaboration right from the start.

How long will our project take?

The duration of each project can vary significantly, as it depends on a multitude of factors unique to your specific needs and requirements. To provide an accurate estimate of the timeframe, we will carefully consider these variables during our initial consultation and throughout the design process, ensuring a realistic and well-informed schedule for your project.

How involved in the process do I need to be?

The level of involvement in the design process is entirely up to you and your comfort in trusting JL Coates to make decisions on your behalf. Whether you choose to accompany us to local showrooms for product sourcing or prefer a more hands-off approach, we always ensure that you review, approve, and sign-off on all selections and project-related details. This collaborative process guarantees a comprehensive and finalized Design Package that perfectly aligns with your vision and expectations.

Will I be working one-on-one with a designer?

Absolutely! When working with JL Coates, you’ll be paired with one of our highly qualified designers who will accompany you throughout every step of the process. This personalized approach ensures a seamless collaboration and an exceptional design experience tailored to your specific needs and preferences.

What type of projects does JL Coates take on?

JL Coates embraces diversity in design projects and has extensive experience across a wide range of design and build sectors. We take on everything from Commercial to Residential Projects, ensuring that no project is too big or too small for our expertise. If you’re considering a design project, don’t hesitate to give us a call – we’d love to discuss how we can bring your vision to life!

Am I required to use JL Coates’ preferred contractors, subs and/or drafter?

While you are not required to use JL Coates’ preferred contractors, subs, or drafters, we highly recommend considering our trusted trade professionals. By utilizing our established network, you benefit from reduced chances of mistakes, communication gaps, or change orders. Our recommended professionals have a proven track record of working seamlessly with our team, ensuring a smooth and stress-free experience throughout your project. However, the ultimate choice of professionals is yours, and we are committed to collaborating effectively with your chosen team.

Is there a contract?

Indeed, after our initial consultation, we will provide you with a Design Agreement outlining the terms and conditions of our collaboration. Your signature on this contract will confirm your understanding and acceptance, allowing us to move forward with the design process and ensure a smooth and successful project.

Isn't hiring an Interior Designer very expensive?

Hiring an Interior Designer doesn’t have to be prohibitively expensive. While we can’t speak for other design professionals, we can assure you that our pricing structure at JL Coates is competitive, offering great value for the exceptional services we provide. Our clients enjoy a priceless experience, working closely with creative professionals who treat them like family.

We also believe in fostering lasting relationships that extend beyond the completion of your project. Our commitment to staying in touch with our clients reflects our genuine care and regard for them as part of our extended JL Coates family. With us, you receive not only outstanding design services but also a lifelong connection with a team that truly cares.

How does JL Coates charge?

JL Coates charges for its services on an hourly basis, incorporating a “not to exceed X amount of hours” clause. This approach ensures transparency and provides you with a clear understanding of the time commitment, while also setting an upper limit to the total number of billable hours, offering you peace of mind and budget control.

Can JL Coates integrate some of my existing furniture/accessories or family heirlooms into our design?

Certainly! At JL Coates, we embrace the opportunity to integrate your existing furniture, accessories, or cherished family heirlooms into the design process. We appreciate the creative challenge and believe that incorporating pieces with personal stories adds a unique and meaningful touch to your space, making it truly special and reflective of your individuality.

Can I purchase products on my own in conjunction with JL Coates sourcing and ordering products for my project?

Yes, you are welcome to purchase products on your own in conjunction with our team at JL Coates sourcing and ordering items for your project. Our primary goal is to offer you access to exclusive trade-only products, acting as your purchasing agent to ensure you receive the best possible materials and furnishings. By combining your personal selections with our expertly sourced items, we can create a cohesive and unique design that truly reflects your vision and style.

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