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Billy Kien Designs operates on an hourly basis with a billable rate of $125 at the Senior Designer/Principal level. When visiting a project over 30 minutes outside of Orange County, an additional $75 per hour fee is charged for drive time. Billy Kien Designs Junior Designers are billed at $100 an hour when working independently on your project sourcing materials, creating CAD documents or product specifications worksheets, visiting the job site for walk-throughs, or visiting a showroom. 


The team at Billy Kien Designs understands when a client does not have transparency into how much time will be involved for their particular project, it can be overwhelming. Therefore, after the initial consultation to discuss your wishes and scope, Billy Kien Designs will be able to offer an estimate of the billable time it will take to complete the project. Clients can be assured of the relative accuracy of hourly projections because of the team’s extensive design experience with various clients and project scopes. The hourly estimated range accounts for not only the design work, but client appointments, moderate re-selections, detailed drawings (if the project calls for it) and site visits.



The rate for an initial consultation is $125 per hour, with a two hour minimum. The consultation includes discussion on the scope of work, project ideas, and a presentation of Billy Kien Designs tiered design services. If you decide to move the project along with Billy Kien Designs, the team will draft a design agreement for you within 72 hours of the initial consultation. The design agreement discusses the construction scope of work, design costs, rates, billing cycles and payment details. Once you return the design agreement with the required retainer,Billy Kien Designs will initiate the design process within two weeks or less. Retainers are determined by each project based on the total estimated scope of work and are later applied to the final invoice. 


Hourly fees are calculated and clients are invoiced at the end of each month. Billy Kien Designs does not up charge furnishings.

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