YOU’VE GOT THE HOUSE BUT IT NEEDS A LITTLE WORK

You know it’s time to get it looking and feeling like you want it to

and chances are you’ve outgrown the space.

BUT YOU’RE STRUGGLING


WHO DO YOU TALK TO AND WHERE DO YOU GO TO GET THINGS UNDERWAY?

1. Do you talk to a builder first?

2. Get the plans drawn up first?

3. Ask a designer?

Confused? Procrastinating? Unsure?

 


WHAT YOU NEED IS SOMEONE TO HELP

Someone who can share highly creative ideas  and develop a new vision for your home

BEFORE

you embark on costly plans or asking for a builders quote.

THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT I DO!

As a design and renovation consultant, I work closely with you to help you through the process. Using my renovation, building and design skills and contacts within the industry, I am able to bring together the people and resources that we need to get your renovation underway quickly and without compromising style and quality. It goes a little like this…”Let me explain what would look great, this is when we can get started and these are the people who are going to help us do it.”

Good design is about making sure your spaces are practical, easy to live in, flow well and make you feel happy in your home environment. Poor design leads to frustration, because living in badly designed spaces is challenging especially when  there is a lack of good storage. My ideas are down to earth and I certainly don’t have my head in the clouds when it comes to budgets. I am no design snob!

I am fortunate to have the innate ability to create a vision in my mind of how spaces can look and how they should work. It makes me laugh because my clients often look at me with a puzzled look and say, “Carmen, I just can’t see it.” So I draw it, show them pictures, give them examples and this leads to what I like to call the “ah-ha” moment. That is when a smile appears on their face, their heart starts to flutter a little and they get excited.

Then we set to work in collaboration to breathe life into these ideas and create a plan for how we are going to make it happen. I thoroughly enjoy designing spaces together and being able to not only make them look beautiful but to be considerate of the practical elements of the design so that they work for you each and every day.

TAKE A LOOK AT MY DESIGN PACKAGES

RENOVATION PLANNING “ADVICE SERVICE”

includes the following:

*$550 + GST (payable online prior to site meeting)

  • site visit to view home/property and have a chat
  • sit down meeting to discuss requirements and your thoughts and ideas
  • discuss ideas and advice and how it can be applied
  • notes provided of ideas, advice and actionable steps to be taken
  • contacts  for renovation products, trades or services  if required

* Brisbane only. Surcharge applies for other areas.

RENOVATION PLANNING “PLAN SERVICE”

includes the following:

*Starting at $1500 + G.S.T (payable online)

  • measurements taken if no plans available (please provide copies of original plans, surveys  you may have)
  • organisation of site survey if required
  • concept drawings – a concept floor plan showing one possible scenario
  • follow up meeting to discuss drawings.

*Please note: Initial advice session required first.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

We were floundering and idea-less with our renovation until Carmen lit the spark with her suggestions for how to progress. She nurtured rather than directed us throughout and lead us along the journey. A big thank you Carmen for all your help.

Fran and Chris Cox

Major Renovation & Extension - Planning and Design - Ashgrove, Brisbane

We asked Carmen to come and give us some ideas on how we could better use our favourite area of our house that was being under utilised before we proceeded with a kitchen renovation. Carmen came in with amazing ideas that flowed and created a vision for us that not one of the previous three kitchen designers had seen or thought of. She sketched 2 possible ideas free hand which gave us the confidence to pick our current design. We were so impressed we asked Carmen to draw formal plans we could take with us to get consistent quotes. Not only do we now have those but also a folio consolidating our ideas for finishes and checklists on how to proceed. We would highly recommend (and have) carmen’s services to anyone who needs someone with creative solutions to any renovation.
Thanks Carmen.

Lena & Tim Crowley

Renovation Plan, Kitchen Design, Study Design, Cabinetry Planning, Colours