Design Matters Inc. is a full service residential and commercial design firm. Services include detailed floor plans and project management, as well as custom-designed furniture and cabinetry, space and furniture planning, kitchen design, bathroom design, colour and window treatment consultations, and all furniture, finishes and equipment selections including millwork, flooring, lighting, and fabric selection.
Design Matters Inc.’s experience includes numerous kitchen and bath renovations as well as design of office spaces for Canadian Corporations, urban condominiums, and family homes. Design Matters Inc. also has experience with universal design - barrier-free-design - for people with disabilities.
We at Design Matters Inc. believe that each project deserves individual attention and honesty. We believe that by listening to our clients, we give them the respect they need and form a relationship from which flows the creativity and innovation necessary to transform a design project into a functional and beautiful living or working space.
For new projects and renovations, Design Matters Inc. offers the following services:
Through this exploratory phase we perform an initial needs analysis and talk about your wishes and your lifestyle or your workstyle in order to create a space that will reflect exactly what you need, whether it is a residential space or a commercial space. We will discuss a budget and discuss ideas that will be functional and pleasing for your family or your business.
Design Development Phase
Once you have settled on your project and retained our services, we will do a site survey taking measurements and digitals. We will work with other professional architects or engineers if necessary and we will provide you with a preliminary plan, which will help you to visualize your new interior space. Throughout this process we will collaborate and interact with you to ensure we get it right. During the design phase, we prepare trade quotes, and an estimate to help you establish your budget.
Finishes, Furniture and Equipment Selection Phase
The highest quality materials and convenient access to all finishes, furniture, equipment and accessories are available to you and our expertise ensures that the materials you choose will work well together and will be highly functional.
Design Matters’ access to crafts people and trades allows us to realize anything we create. We love to create one-of-a-kind pieces that will make your project extraordinary.
Working Drawings Phase
After final approval of all space plans, furniture and equipment layouts and product selections have been made, we will prepare appropriate working drawings and documents for the construction of the space and installation of the interiors. This will include dimensioned floor plans, furniture plans, electrical locations plans, reflected ceiling plans and cabinet shop drawings as needed.
Project Management Phase
We will work closely with the installers and make periodic visits to the job site to ensure that the work is progressing according to the specifications in the plans and to troubleshoot any issues, which may arise. When you choose Design Matters Inc. you get professional project management and attention to detail so that risks of delays and other hidden problems are minimized.