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Frequently Asked Questions About the $1000 Design Deposit


Investing in your home is a big decision, therefore, quality should never be sacrificed. Our $1000 design deposit helps ensure that utmost quality by allowing us to employ elite and talented designers, ready to help make your remodeling dreams come true. Below, you will find our answers to your frequently asked questions in regard to the deposit. Feel free to reach out to our team if you have any other unanswered questions. 

Why does OHi ask for a $1000 deposit?

We believe in our designers. We have a team of highly trained designers who share their creativity every time they present a new drawing to a client. There isn’t a standard template for design; each unique drawing takes hours to conceptualize and draw out because it is custom tailored to the client’s present and future space.  With the deposit, we are able to best respect our designers’ time and talent. We believe they will deliver beautiful, creative, and innovative designs every single time, making your investment well worth it.

What happens to the $1000 if I move forward with OHi?

Think of the $1000 as a first step in paying for your gorgeous remodel. Once you decide to move forward with OHi, the $1000 will be applied towards your total estimate. For example, if your kitchen remodel estimate is $80,000, after the design deposit, you would only owe the remaining $79,000.

What happens if I decide not to move forward with OHi?

Since the $1000 is to help cover the designer’s time for crafting your personalized drawings, it is non-refundable. However, if you decide to go in a different direction, you won’t walk away completely empty handed. You will receive a copy of your perspective or elevation drawings.

When does OHi ask for the deposit?

Our team will ask for the design deposit at the end of your complimentary design consultation. During your consultation, our team will take measurements, discuss your vision, and share an idea or two. They will also discuss a ballpark estimate for what your space could cost to remodel. While some agree to move forward right away, others need time to think. During that time, we encourage our clients to schedule a visit to our showroom in order to experience the quality of the materials and craftsmanship that they would be investing in for their home.

What if I want to compare estimates?

For many design-build firms, a deposit of some form is an industry standard before revealing your specific drawings and estimate. For us, at your complimentary design consultation, we will discuss a ballpark budget that we think your project would fit into. We can also show you images of similar projects. We hope that other firms would also provide a general expectation for budget to aid in the process of deliberating which company to go with. You can take as long as you need to when determining if you would like to move forward with the $1000 design deposit. In some cases, visiting our showroom helps prospective clients make their decision. Other times, people are ready to move forward immediately. No matter where you land, our team is here to answer any questions you have with full transparency.


Article Categories: Kitchen Remodeling, Remodeling, Home Remodeling, Bathroom Remodeling

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