Frequently Asked Questions
As much as we wish we could give you an easy answer for this, the truth is that every project will be different. Some of the factors include the size of your location, the scope or extent of changes you want to make, and the time frame in which you need it completed. You should consider three main cost centres for your project: design, construction, and materials (including furniture and finishes like lighting, flooring, tile, paint, etc.).
Again, the answer has to be: it depends. Factors that determine this include, but are not limited to, how quickly you make decisions on the design, how many revisions are needed, how long it takes to get permits, the availability of contractors, and the suppliers’ lead time on furniture and materials.
Absolutely! We are a full-service commercial interior design firm. We can handle all aspects of your project, from the first site measure to the final inspection. We work with partners, such as contractors and suppliers for construction and products, but we can act as the project manager throughout if you need us to do so. We are responsible for all design work and construction drawings, and we can assist with permit applications. We will tailor our services to as much or as little as you need.
Yes. We have a fantastic relationship with our suppliers, so we can provide a quote for what you need. We may also need to do a layout to ensure we order the correct sizes and to ensure an efficient plan, but from a single task chair to a complex office order, we can procure quality office furniture for a good price.
For sure. We need dimensioned plans to get started. If you don’t have any plans, you can send us precise measurements, or we can come in and do a site measure for you.
Studio Forma follows a very straightforward process:
- Initial meeting (and site measure if needed)
- Program of needs
- Design presentation and revisions if needed
- Quoting for furniture and finishes
- Contract documentation (construction drawings)
- Final inspection after project completion
- Photoshoot to capture your exceptional new space
If you want to understand the process in more detail, please read about our Complete Package
If you would like our assistance in applying for permits, we can take care of this for you. We will complete the applications and submit the drawings, and we will pay the fees on your behalf. We will invoice you for reimbursement of these costs. We will respond to any questions from the town or city and provide you with your permits when they are issued.