Just because you don’t live in Austin, that doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of Room Fu’s design services. We’ve had clients in Houston, Dallas, Denver, Scottsdale, Washington D.C., New York…and BELIZE(!). We tend to schedule these trips so that we can stay long enough to accomplish your goals, and are prepared to work round-the-clock to do so – this way, we can maximize whatever travel fees you incur. Here’s how it works:
DFW Residents – If you’re interested in consultations with our Design Guru, you’re in luck – one of her brothers lives in the area, so she loves coming to town and doesn’t need hotel expenses. Depending on your location relative to Robin’s brother, travel fees typically range from $150-$225 in addition to hourly consultation fees. For a specific travel quote, contact us directly with your address.
Other Texas Residents – Live in Houston or elsewhere? We enjoy the variety of working outside our fair city, and charge minimal travel fees in addition to our hourly consultation rates. If you’re within one hour of Austin, travel fees average $75. Within two hours of us? An average of $125. If you’re three hours from Austin, we require travel fees (average: $150) as well as hotel expenses. More than three hours? Flight + hotel + rental car. Save out-of-pocket expenses by using your airline miles or hotel points for flight/hotel bookings! For a specific travel quote, contact us directly with your address.
All Points Beyond – Arrange for Room Fu’s Design Guru to bring her design expertise to you! In addition to our hourly consultation fees, we charge for flight, hotel, rental car & gas expenses, plus a minimal per diem. Save out-of-pocket expenses by using your airline miles or hotel points for flight/hotel/rental car bookings! For a specific travel quote, contact us directly with your address.
Video Consultations – In the era of Covid-19 precautions, modern technology (with some caveats*) has never been more vital to our business and the services we can provide. We are now solely providing design and decorating consultations via cloud-based meeting apps, so it doesn’t matter where you live in the world, we can now work with anyone, anywhere! Since we don’t have to leave the office, there are no travel fees, and there’s no hour-minimum requirement. We just bill in 15-minute increments, and we can take your debit/credit payment at the end of our consultation.
*Remote interior design and decorating services come with certain limitations and caveats, most importantly where paint and textile selections are concerned. Lighting can affect paint colors in many strange ways, and lighting conditions vary greatly between my home and your home, or even between two rooms in your own home. Therefore, instead of being able to narrow down precise paint selections, we will now offer multiple options for you to test on your own. Likewise, since we will be selecting textiles solely via onscreen viewing for the time being, we cannot accurately predict color matching. Whenever possible, we will order samples and swatches to view in person, but this will inevitably expand timelines for ongoing projects. Please expect delays to be the new norm. We appreciate your understanding and patience, and we’ll do everything we can to expedite the process.
Curious to see what we’ve done for other remote clients? Here are two before/after examples:
This Skype client’s goal was to refresh her living room’s design, and maximize her modest budget.
Isn’t it amazing how a few simple changes can make a huge impact? We advised this homeowner to change the position and color of her accent wall, to make her fireplace stand out as a true feature. Next, we recommended specific sizes for art above her fireplace and sofa. Finally, we selected a new rug and decorative pillows for her online, to create a more modern feeling in the room. The results are stunning and they didn’t cost a fortune!
This Skype client wanted to make a few updates to her kids’ bathroom design.
Since we were working remotely, we selected new tile for the homeowner’s vanity backsplash and tub surround that she could buy at her local big-box retailer. Changing the countertop, faucets and tile created a much more modern look to this resale-safe bathroom update!