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Fusion Cabinets, Inc.
I show them my houzz profile which has my projects organized and lots of 5 star reviews.
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dreamdoctor

I often save my entire fee in just one decision for the project and tell them how. I explain my design process and how it is focused on meeting their needs - totally client focused and with this perspective I ask what their budget is - it being the single most powerful programming and design tool - and then tell them what they can expect to get for that as well as other options to realize their goals.

I do show some projects but explain that they are other people's dreams and so their design will not look like those, but the same care will go into the crafting of their project - it will be uniquely theirs and they will easily see that it is so. My style is what meets the client's program and I provide the tools for them to relay those needs to me.

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Usable Space Interiors, LLC

Utilizing HOUZZ idea-books that I have organized by areas of interest, while sharing similar projects on my profile... really aids the client and I when exploring both design and budget. Often times when we have a budget driven client, I utilize these resources so they can ask specific questions about budgets. For example, the client may say how much was that renovation?, and I can then share those values ( as I will know since we completed it) and then what happens is, it allowed the conversation to expand to how selections, and design may impact the over all project spend. Because most of our clients are visual people and they cannot visualize the proposed transformation nor do they understand how to get there, being able to use these visual tool, I find invaluable as they allow us to speak the same language.

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