ASSESSMENT & RESEARCH

  1. Architectural Styles Exploration
    Our designer will assess what you want done, and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the different architectural styles. We’ll then show you some samples of our work so that you can get to know who’ll be working on your project, what we are capable of and you’ll have a better idea of what your finished project will look like. Having someone you feel you can trust and work easily with can make some of the most difficult projects go more smoothly.
  2. Budget Assessment
    Once we assess the scope of work, based on the initial consultation, we will quote you on exact costs so that there are no surprises.
  3. Color Consultation
    Even though you may only be painting one room in your home, you want to make sure that the colour harmonizes with the rest of the rooms. Drawing in the expertise of a professional is a wise choice for avoiding trends that are short-lived and to make sure that your new colour harmonizes with the rest of your home. For a nominal fee we will assess your home colors for paint, fabrics, and accessories to create a cohesive flow to your design.

CONCEPT PLANNING

  1. Home Styling Planning
    We work with your current home décor to maximize its effect as well as assistance in determining what is needed. We can also help with sourcing and installation of unique items to make your home beautiful. This service is also useful for assisting people find common ground when they have different tastes than their partner or spouse or in blending two households.
  2. Finishes, Decor and Accessories Planning
    We can help you select the most appropriate furniture, accessories and surface finish selection for flooring, counters, cabinets, carpets, tile, fixtures for kitchen and bath, and lighting, that match your taste and then source it for you at the best prices, saving you time and money.
  3. Furniture & Spatial Requirements Planning
    Let us help make sure that you are getting the best function for your space. This includes wall placement, furniture placement and determining what size of furniture, use of storage. Too often clients have spent thousands of dollars on new furniture for their home only to find out after waiting months for it to arrive that it does not fit in their space. Let us take that worry away and ensure that furniture that is made to order will fit perfectly in your space.

DESIGN IMPLEMENTATION

  1. Design Concept Planning and Drawings
    This is the analysis of you, your home and your needs and the developing of ideas that will make your home not only comfortable but also beautiful. The drawings are for your benefit to understand the concept behind the design. 3D Drawings are also available.
  2. Contract Drawings
    Drawings for contractors to execute the design correctly and for building permit use. This includes site plan, demolition plan, partition plan, lighting plan, finish plan, elevations, details and specifications as needed for the project. Knowledge of current building codes and practices are used in creating properly detailed drawings.
  3. Project Close-out and Billing
    Breathe offers all services at an hourly rate of $125 per hour. Larger projects can be billed by a percentage of the project cost or the hourly rate.