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A Special Design Service 

A Design Consult

A Design Consult is a "one shot" design meeting for creative ideas with no future committment.  If you are undecided about your direction, service needs, stay or move, feasibility on timing, budget, or lifestyle issues....(or even aesthetic home repairs)...then this might be a good option for you.  What do you get in a consult session?  Lindsay Daniel tours your whole home/property for construction, zoning, and space needs.  I interview you about your living patterns, needs/desires, budget.  When able or time allows, I do thumbnail sketches (not to scale) of possible solutions in floor plans and/or elevations/ perspectives on-the-spot.  These loose sketches are left with you.  A session usually last between 1 1/2 to 2 hours.   Email (or call) to set up an appointment. 

Helpful hints to make best use of your consult time:  a list (or images) of your needs/desires/solution ideas, a copy of your physical survey showing the site conditions and setbacks, review of your deed convenants for any unique building restrictions, neighborhood guidelines. 

*Price of consult-- $250/hr up to 2 hrs, after that $150/hr (my regular hourly rate).  Difference in hourly rate is rebated if becomes a full service project.      *Production designers (for full service projects) are at lower hourly rates. 

*Meeting Times-- typically Monday & Wednesday (10am-3pm); Tuesday & Thursday (9am-3pm); sorry no Fridays, weekends, or evenings 

*How can you pay? - at the consult you can pay by check or I can use my CloverGo credit or debit card merchant service app w/ a percentage chg for processing -- EASY for you!

***GIFT CERTIFICATES --Click  below for wedding, shower, birthday, and other special celebration gifts for a loved one!

For Do-It-Yourselfers: 

A perfect use of the Design Consult service could be through-out your project in lieu of full architectural services.  If you find yourself at a crossroad and need help with spaceplanning, style development, material selection options, details, colors and finishes, or whatever need may pop up!  See our example in the magazine images below.

Want More Services?

If you would like to investigate further services with this firm after the Design Consult, a complimentary interview/business meeting is conducted  to discuss our tiers of services and your needs.  This meeting takes approximately 1 1/2 hours.

New Gift idea !

You can also purchase a Design Consult Gift Certificate for your friends and loved ones (limit of a 10 mile radius to Charlotte, NC).  Give these as gifts for weddings, holidays, anniversaries, birthdays, housewarmings, or whatever!  And best of all, you do not need to have a PayPal account to pay for this online.  Contact us for any questions.

Click on the link below, fill out your information for the Design Consult Gift and where you want the Gift to be sent, and I will send the certificate with the gift description and background history on Lindsay Daniel Design.  The recipient will contact our office to schedule an appointment time that suits them.

Purchase Gift Certificate


Design Consult

Do-It-Yourself projects: 

For those that want to do their own projects, remember that you can hire us to consult as needed during your process!  For example, one of my best friends bought a "fixer-upper" in Cortona, Italy and needed only limited assistance from Lindsay Daniel Architecture.  I worked with her on the floor plan changes, then later again in Italy meeting with her Italian designer and contractor.  In that meeting, my quick perspective sketches helped to interpret our design ideas across the language barriers.  Also, while in Italy we began reviewing finish materials, appliances, and fixture selections for her possible use.  This friend has fabulous taste and, all on her own, had the ability to pull off a wonderful project with little need for more consultation time.  Her project was later featured in the Italian equivalent to our House & Garden magazine, Ville & Casali in seen below.

Lindsay Daniel provides residential design services to Charlotte, North Carolina and the surrounding communities.