Ra Design & Home Automation

Ra Design & Home Automation

20 years in business

About this pro

Interior design, decoration and landscape solutions to meet each clients needs and beyond expectations. Unique ideas, projects, and applications for every budget...

Meeting people with design questions, creating/transforming/shaping ideas and needs into space, and seeing clients happy faces at the end of the project...

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Naperville, IL 60564
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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

Meet with the client in person, preferably at their site where the project needed. 

Discuss their needs and requests and their life style, explain the process and details.Collect all the info and measurements. Schedule the next meeting.

Work on the project and get back to them within two business days most or at the time and day agreed before.

I can contract the whole project or draw the plans and follow with the contractors until it is completed.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have a BS in Landscape Architecture and an AA in Interior Design and Decoration. I have been working in this field since 1996 and since 2002 working as a freelance designer in the USA.

I had given a break working to become a full-time mother and then went back to school for a masters degree. 

Now I am back to the market and ready to meet with anyone who is excited about a change in their life. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

I don't have a standard pricing system as it depends on the project and the time I need to spend for the details... I am flexible to work around your time and budget.

How did you get started in this business?

I have a passion for design and helping people creating spaces they dream. After graduating from Landscape architecture I felt the need to expand my expertise in the field interior design and decoration so I could offer full service to my city-living clients. 

What types of customers have you worked with?

I have mostly worked on residential projects, following that hair salon, business offices and of course backyards and roof gardens. 

Describe a recent project you are fond of.

I have done a lot of renovation in my house and my last project was my daughter's bathroom. It became a five-star little bathroom with a freestanding tub with jets, built in TV +internet+apple tv, shower, speaker system etc...

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

meet at least 3 different designers and gather information and offers for same details. 

Educate yourself about your project.

What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?

Everything is hidden in the details make sure you know what you want and go through all the details.

ask your designer for options to come up with 2 or may be even 3 price ranges for the products and labor. 

there are some hidden costs and always spare at least 10%-20% of your budget for such expenses. 

Whatever concerns you may have you should discuss everything with your designer.

Then ask to visit an actual project that is done or in progress.  Ask for a reference. 

This will be plenty of info to make an educated decision.