While Covid-19 remains a concern, Room Fu cannot accept cash or checks as payment for design services, but we are happy to take the following credit/debit cards via online payment: Visa, MasterCard, AmEx and Discover. (Note: If you use a debit/credit card to reimburse us for expenses we incur for your projects, there is a 5% convenience fee.)
Room Fu is currently conducting most of our interior design and decorating consultations via cloud-based video conferencing whenever possible, as a cautionary measure against the spread of Covid-19. Paint selections, some materials selections, and styling sessions are key examples of work that is better performed in person. To protect both our clients and our designers, masks are required for everyone present during in-person consultations, and we ask that all parties practice social distancing as well.
Beyond Covid concerns, these are our policies:
Our current rate is
$100/hour for weekday design services
and $150/hour for consultations after 5pm and on weekends.
Imagine solving your design dilemmas for as little as $100!
Room Fu has two designers serving the Austin area. (See our About page for more info.) While both of us will travel to virtually any city or neighborhood, some areas are farther from us than others and require additional travel fees. Check out our primary service areas below:
If you live outside the Austin metroplex, please contact Room Fu for quotes on traveling to your city.
Applicable to time spent purchasing products and materials on your behalf.
While it is rare in the industry, Room Fu passes along all designer discounts. Some retailers require Room Fu to make these purchases to receive the discount. In this event, if you reimburse us with your credit/debit card for these expenses, there is a 5% convenience fee.
Styling projects: additional $35/hr per assistant. Handyman and moving service rates are additional, and vary.
Yes, as these consultations are extremely productive and informative, and sometimes that one meeting is all you need!
For in-person consultations, payment is due at the end of the consultation. For work we perform outside of these consultations, we require a deposit of 1/2 the estimated total for the work requested.
For each home visit or in-store consultation, there is a minimum charge of 1 hour. Follow-up consultations via text, email, and phone (for example, if you send questions and photos to get our input) are billed in quarter-hour increments. Some clients request an hour of time to simply have Room Fu offer solutions to their design dilemmas or for in-home project demonstrations. Other clients commission several hours devoted to creating design plans for a more in-depth transformation. Room Fu can go on to then coordinate the makeover, or if you have DIY experience, you can save money by implementing design plans yourself.
Every project has its own unique set of parameters that effect the amount of time it takes to put a plan together, such as: the square footage of the room(s), whether or not you are keeping existing furniture, inventory and selections available at time of shopping, and the number of functions each room requires.
|Interior paint palette for your whole house:
|Two room redesign, rearranging your own furnishings & accessories:
||Designer + assistant, 3 hrs
|Design plan for a bathroom facelift (footprint stays the same):
|Design plan for bathroom remodel (footprint changes):
|Design plan for LR (using existing furniture):
|Design plan for LR (starting from scratch):
Please note, these figures do not include the initial consultation, and are average estimates only—they should not be considered a quote on your specific project(s). An estimate of hours specific to your project(s) can be provided during the initial consultation.
At the end of your initial consultation, we can give you an estimate for the number of hours we think it will take to perform the work you are requesting. This type of estimate does not include any merchandise or services performed by third-party businesses. If you’re wondering how much it will cost to buy new furnishings and accessories, that type of quote in our world is called a design plan. Design plans take several hours to create, because it requires us to make selections for the products you would like to include in your space, so that we know actual availability and pricing at the time of your request. If you’d like an estimate for how many hours your design plan would require to complete, we’re happy to give you that information at the end of your initial consultation.
If you or someone in your immediate family is a veteran or is currently serving in any branch of our armed services, we would like to thank you for your service by offering a $10/hour rate reduction. Military I.D. required.
If we have 24 hours’ notice or more, no biggie. Less than that and there’s a $50 cancellation fee.