Not all design firms are alike! There are 15 key ways to know how to compare interior designers. Here, we'll cover differences in pricing, budgeting, timing, and ordering home decor from photos and swatches verus viewing items in your home!
15 ways we are unique:
We offer a VERY unique service, one that saves you money! We offer the option of viewing merchandise in your home. This is a great option for anyone who has trouble visualizing. Imagine.... being able to view rugs, art, lighting, fabrics, furniture, accessories and more, in the actual room! Why is this so important? Because you can avoid costly restocking fees that other design firms and furniture stores charge.
Shopping Sprees! For those clients who love the thrill of the hunt, we quote shopping days, with appointments at showrooms that are open To The Trade Only.
Proceed only if you're happy: We give youthe peace of mind that working with us will be a comfortable collaboration, not a forced commitment. While other design firms require a contract for their services, we do not require one for the vast majority of our services.
Over 160 EXCELLENT reviews. You can learn a great deal by reading reviews. Previous clients talk about their experiences, what they learned along the way. Read from a variety of subjects, about furnishing a home, remodeling, adding color or lighting and more. We have more Excellent customer reviews than any other NC source, as seen on Google, Houzz, Angie's List, Google Plus, Yelp, BBB, and online sources.
Referral based business. Our loyal clients, referrals, excellent reviews and extra efforts set us apart, without any advertising for 20 years!
We work with a variety of budgets. You'll notice our web site is not limited to one or two homes with a huge budget. We're proud to show dramatic transformations in rooms where clients preferred to keep things they were sentimental about, or had no interest in replacing. Whether you prefer to update one window treatment, or transform an entire home, no job is too large or too small.
No 6 to 8 hour waiting periods for deliveries! While other furniture and rug sources normally quote a 6 to 8 hour time span for deliveries, we'll make an appointment. We know your time is valuable!
We spread out fabrics for in home viewing. Other sources have you order from a small fabric swatch book. Instead, we spread out yards of fabrics in the correct lighting of you room! Why is this so important? Because it avoids costly mistakes. With this service you'll be able to see the entire pattern repeat, and how your room's lighting, rugs, or colors affect the color of the fabrics.
Over 20 years of experience. Whether you need assistance making rooms more functional, or help with combining styles when they differ from your spouse, or want better lighting, or color, or just want a home that reflects your style, our years of experience benefits you. See 'Which Design Firm" in the Portfolio. It reflects that not all design firms have the experience or the communication skills needed to help you achieve a home you love.
A+ rating at the Better Business Bureau. Customer satisfaction is key to our success, that's why we've had an a+ rating every year at the BBB.
One stop source. From measuring to installation to delivery, we make it easy! Our seamstresses, upholsterers, delivery men, and installers are second to none.
Training and an innate talent. We have the most extensive training in the industry in all aspects of design. While this training is valuable, innate talent is even more important. When working with Transforming Rooms, you'll quickly see that a natural gift for color tones, size and scale, and a vision for obtaining your goals is what sets us apart. One consultation allows you to see your home from our fresh perspective!
We adapt to your life style. Whether you prefer formal or family friendly, contemporary, transitional, eclectic, or your own special style, we can adapt. Check out the wide variety of styles shown on our web sites.
We keep it local. We service North Carolina customers. Why is this important? Because we're always close by when you need us.
Amazing turnaround times! In our reviews you'll read about our quick turnaround times for rugs, art, specialty items, designer fabrics, furniture, custom window treatments and more. This allows you to avoid the 10 to 12 week average waiting period that furniture store and design firms quote. Note: At times, we do not take on more clients, in order to better service existing clients.
Answers to frequent questions:
How do our prices compare? Our buying power allows you to benefit with reasonable prices. Reviews from numerous clients rave about our reasonable prices on fabrics, furniture, custom window treatments, art, rugs, lighting and more. See Testimonials page, or over 160 Excellent reviews on line.
What are our fees? For custom window treatments, furnishings, original art, lighting & many other services, we can provide a written quote up front. Or, for design services, such as design consultations, call us today. We're happy to discuss your goals in order to quote fees and timing.
Do I have to allow photography? We ask in advance about your preferences regarding photographs. In addition, we never list a homeowner's address. Many of our after photos were from Andrew Mayon Photography of Greensboro. Our before photos were obviously from a basic iPhone!
We look forward to helping you love your home! The links below are to our rooms featured on Houzz. Notice the styles are unique to each homeowner's taste, and how we can adapt to a variety of styles! Deborah Welch