Interior Design

FAQ’S


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?

When you hire JL Coates you gain access to our expertise which can prevent costly mistakes, which saves time and money, and our trade-only resources. You also are given the opportunity to have a unique and customized experience when working with us.

What cities does JL Coates work in?

JL Coates offers services primarily within the United States but can also provide services overseas.

Can JL Coates provide references?

Yes, please request our references via email and we will email you our list of client references with whom you can get in touch with to hear about their experience while working with us!

Does JL Coates work with other trade professionals?

Yes, on every single project! It is often typical for our team to work hand in hand with other design/build professionals.

How do we get started?

Our process to get started is to give us a call so we can discuss your project and get to know each other.

What happens at the first consultation?

During our Design Consultation we will discuss the Scope of Work for your project, your ideal timeframe, project budget + any additional project related details.

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

We really appreciate you asking this question! It is incredibly helpful for us if you can prepare any questions you may have as well as any inspiration images we can review together!

How long will our project take?

Your project timeframe is case by case and depends on a multitude of variables.

How involved in the process do I need to be?

That is up to you and how much you trust JL Coates to make decisions for you. Regardless if you visit local showrooms to source products with us or not, as part of our process we require you to review, approve and sign-off on all selections and project related details to ensure you have a completed and Final Design Package.

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

Yes, one of our qualified designers will be alongside you with every step in the process.

What type of projects does JL Coates take on?

We love variety and have experience in a multitude of different design/build divisions, from Commercial Projects to Residential Projects, no project is too big or too small, just give us a call!

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

No, you are not required to use JL Coates’ preferred trade professionals, however, when utilizing the resources that JL Coates provides there is less room for mistakes, lapse in communication or change orders, since those I recommend for your project are typically professionals I’ve already worked with and can provide a smooth and stress-free experience.

Is there a contract?

Yes, after our initial consultation we will send a Design Agreement for your signature.

Isn't hiring an Interior Designer very expensive?

Not always, we can’t speak for what other design professionals charge but we can guarantee that our pricing structure is competitive and includes a priceless experience with creative professionals who will treat you like family. We also want you to know that our relationship is important and doesn’t end at the completion of our project together. We stay in touch with all of our clients and again consider them our extended family!

How does JL Coates charge?

Hourly, with a numerical value not to exceed “X” amount of hours clause.

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

Yes absolutely, we love a creative challenge. Any opportunity to design a space using pieces that have personal stories is always special.

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

Yes, our ultimate goal is to provide you with access to our trade-only products which we would source and then be your purchasing agent for.

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