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interior design ideas:
What do our retail design services include?
Maxey Hayse Interior Design can provide any combination of the services
If a client already has a store that simply needs a radical change or minor facelift we typically come out to evaluate the space. At that meeting we determine the scope of work that fits your needs best. Your scope of work might includes the following:
We then start reviewing, are you currently ready for a redesign and or re branding to enhance or expand or upgrade clientele.
B) If our clients are planning a remodel or are leasing a new store
we help them create realistic budgets and time lines for their stores
design and construction and prepare design drawings that include:
Some basic questions we need to know to start our Retail Design Process
These are the basic questions we ask so that we can provide you with our scope of services and a fee. Most of our clients have additional questions or concerns so please feel free to contact us with any inquiries.
2) Do you have an existing store? Are you just looking for a jumpstart and you already have a large clientele and you may want very minor changes.
4) What demographic are you trying to draw?
5) Who are your competitors and how will you be different?
6) What type of a shopping venue are you going in to?
8) When do you want to open? / When
is your project deadline?
9) What’s the budget for construction?
A) The front sign which typically will have to be designed
per the landlord and the towns mandate.
B) The store shell has to be completed unless you are being
given a vanilla shell or are taking over an existing space. The
shell expenses will include HVAC, paint, flooring, ceiling, lighting,
sprinklers, demising walls for back rooms, offices and dressing
rooms, architectural fees (if a permit is required) building
What we call the hard construction costs.
C) The counter and display fixtures have the most options for value
engineering. We can dial the look and finish of the fixtures up or
down based on budget. Some venues have higher prices for fixtures.
For instance prices in the northeast and northwest are much higher
then in the southwest and southeast.
D) Graphics, video, interior signage, props, sound,
in the store that make it special also need to be budgeted. Again,
these can be value engineered but they must be present in some
form in order to make the store special.
We determine a budget early in the process so we don't design something that is out of your budget when funds are only available for a something a bit smaller end. If you have your own trades people plumber, electrician, carpet manufacturer, millwork or any of the above we can factor that in to the projected budget and allocate our resources elsewhere and easily adapt with anyone from another trade. Our principal is known for being very hands on but also very easy to work with but stern when she needs to be.
10) Where are you?
Maxey Hayse Design Studio design fees are based on
the amount of work required by our clients. We bill at an hourly
rate or on a
fixed fee basis and we provide a fee estimate in advance. We
will come down review and analyze as part of our free consultation.
is a breakdown of the services we provide with price ranges.
We have many clients who know that there existing store needs design help but they don't know where to start. We visit the store, ( either in person or via pictures and video) review the entire storefront and traffic patterns and many other details to create a list of suggestions (with a budget attached) that you can use.The typical fee varies upon the size and how high end you want to go on design details and finish specification. Travel is additional so in many cases we use video and stills in place of a site visit.
The scope of work included in our budget design fee includes:
1) Store design, most efficient traffic analyses and merchandising
Standard Design Fee: 10-15% of Budget
1) Concept Review
Deciding upon architectural services.
We advise our clients to consult with an architect if permit-ready drawings are required. If the work you plan to have done is just cosmetic such as paint, carpet, tile, fixtures and display lighting, then you may not need an architect. If you plan to build walls, add electric, plumbing, HVAC or other structural building elements then you will probably need a permit and an architect may be required. We often associate with local architects and will help you coordinate the drawing requirements to keep costs to a minimum.We have a great relationship with one of the best firms in NJ as well as many General Contractors and they are reliable, reliable is a big word in this business.
How long does it take to develop drawings and show us several options for our new space?
We've turned drawings around in a few days. We have also watched the design approval process take several months. To begin the process we interview our clients and try to get a feel for how much they want to spend and how they want the store to look. We then create preliminary drawings to start off phase one (1). These drawings are critiqued, red lined and discussed in depth so that we can develop a second set that is much closer to the final design. We again go through the critique process and eventually arrive, collaboratively with our client, at a final design that everyone is happy with.
The final design goes in for bid review and typically we have to adjust the design as necessary to hit the budget (This process usually involves some vendor and contractor negotiation as well).
Retail Concept Design.
Design Development / Evaluation of fixturing
Assist with signage and overall branding or re-brand
Prototyping of fixtures, graphics, hardware or the space.
Implementation services including manufacturing though installation, we are often called upon by the GC to elaborate on a specific design or confirm a measurement or design detail. With Maxey Hayse you will always have the principal's and her staff's attention.