WE ARE OPEN,
but here are some COVID-19 Updates
To Our Valued Clients,
Looks like the pandemic is nearly over, but it's not quite business as usual just yet... The COVID-19 climate has created a need for safe work processes to keep you and our team safe.
At Happy Home Design, the health and safety of our team, customers, and partners are of the utmost importance to us. We’ve taken these precautionary measures to do our part in flattening the curve. You may be comforted to know that both Danny and Sandra, as well as all our team members, are double vaxxed. If you are comfortable telling us, we would like to be informed if you are or not as well. Depending on where we are in your project, here is how we are responding to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and how it may affect you:
Stage One: Two Hours Design Consultation
Option One: In-house
This is where your happy home journey begins. Our initial design consultation gives you access to our small space designers for up to 2 hours to give you clarity and direction to create that beautiful home you've always wanted (note: additional time is billed at $150/hour in increments of 30 minutes). It's comprehensive enough to be a stand-alone session for some homeowners. When we come, we'll be sure to sanitize our hands and be wearing masks the whole time. We'll also bring our own pen, notebook, and measuring tape so we won't need to borrow anything from you. If you decide that you would also like to move onto stage two, our design stage, or stage three, to have a full turn-key experience where we also execute the project for you, then we'll also take measurements and pictures of your space.
Option Two: Online
If you are not quite ready to invite people into your home, we are now offering our popular 2-hour In-house consultation as a 2-hour Online Design Consultation. This could be done via Zoom (secured via password-protected meeting), FaceTime, Google Meet, or WhatsApp video chat. Since many of us are spending a lot more time in our homes, this may be a good opportunity to tackle that long-term project that you have been thinking about. Here is how it works: After setting your appointment, we'll ask you to send us pictures of your home as well as a list of questions that you may have as soon as possible. Then when we meet online, we'll ask you to walk us through your house (ideally through a mobile device so you can move through your home with ease). We can discuss space planning, colour consultation, budget evaluation, and anything pertaining to every room in your home.
If you are ready, let's get started by filling out our design questionnaire and telling us more about your project.
Stage Two: Design Stage
After understanding your unique challenges, we'll devise a floor plan that will maximize your space while ensuring that it's cozy and beautiful. Our design package usually includes a design concept, two alternative floor plans, a mood board, and of course, our most popular 3-D design to help you visualize your space. Design package for the first room is $1,250 and subsequent rooms are $950 each.
While this is usually done in person, over the past few months, we have also been conducting some of our design meetings online via Zoom. We recently completed a two-bedroom design for an essential worker in Brooklyn, NY. They were not sure at first how this would be done online. But in the end, they found that the process exceeded all their expectations.
Stage Three: Execution
It usually takes at least 8 - 10 weeks from the initial consultation before we get to this stage. So, now would be a good time to start planning ahead. At this time, our design team will continue to work from home to support our customers. Although we may be experiencing delays in shipments, the good news is that many of our suppliers are still shipping and we are able to receive them into our warehouse. When we are ready to implement the design, our team will take extra precautions to stay safe.
Here are what you should expect:
Minimizing Physical Contact with Our Customers
To prevent spreading germs and cross-contamination, we will bring as much of our own equipment to job sites as possible. This includes things like trash bags, pens, and bottled water.
If necessary, we will perform one last consultation the day before the actual service date.
By this point, we would have been connecting with our clients over video chat throughout the design stage, but we will connect over video chat the day before to get any last-minute updates before we arrive at the job site. This way, we won't have to spend as much time in your home and can get right to work.
We will maintain a safe social distance.
If possible, we encourage our clients to be out of their homes on the day(s) of the execution. If this is not possible, we encourage any on-site conversations between our team and customers to take place with a 6' distance. We also recommend that face-covering be worn at all times.
Since safety is a two-way street. We ask that you'd tell us if you are not feeling well, and we will gladly reschedule the appointment (without our customary penalty) if you, or any member of your household, are showing any signs of illness.
As the situation is still very fluid and changes may happen from one day to the day. We'll update our website as necessary.
As a company, we are committed to you, our clients, as well as our team members. Thanks to the ongoing support from our clients, we have no plan to lay off any of our team members. In fact, we recently hired a new Operation Manager to keep up with the high demand. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we brace this storm together.
Stay safe. Stay happy.
Last updated: Nov. 11th, 2021