DIY Design Pricing & Process

DIY Design Process

Is DIY design the right good for for you?

You need help selecting the proper scale furniture and pulling together the right pieces that coordinate to create a cohesive design. But, you can handle ordering and assembling the room yourself.

DIY Design is the perfect mix of a designer created space + your project management skills. You’ll end up with a gorgeous design plan that includes mood boards, specific furniture items to purchase (with links if applicable), accessory styling guide, and a fun presentation where you get to sit back and enjoy seeing the design plan revealed!


Personalized for your specific space with your taste and investment in mind, you will receive: 

  • Digital Vision Board
  • Scaled Floor Plan
  • Personalized, Detailed Shopping List
  • Furnishings Spec Sheet
  • Budget Breakdown to Keep You on Track
  • Clear step by step details on how to place furniture and pull the room together
  • Client responsible for ordering and implementing above plan
  • Two designer meetings: Concept meeting to delve into style and preferences & Design Presentation where everything selected for your space is presented to you through images, samples, and the above deliverables.


Our pricing structure allows you to choose room by room which services you would like to purchase, and gives us the ability to make a customized plan with your needs in mind. 

  • Entryway, Hallway, Foyer, Mudroom ($400)
  • Living Room ($1500)
  • Dining Room/Breakfast Room ($950)
  • Powder Bath ($400)
  • Full Size Bath ($950)
  • Bedroom ($1250)
  • Playroom/Game Room ($1250)
  • Kitchen ($1500)
  • Home Office ($950)
  • Outdoor Space ($750)
blue and green living room design plan


Step 1: Inquiry

Fill out our online inquiry form based on the design service you need. One of our team members will contact you with our current timeline, rates and gather any additional information that is needed.

Step 2: The Call

We’ll call you. This is a complementary phone call where we review your inquiry and ask a few more questions to get a sense of your home & needs (exciting!) to see if your project is a good fit for the services we offer.

Step 3: ZHUZH & Client Kickoff Meeting
Week 1

$150 For each project, we schedule a Zhuzh consultation either in person locally or via Zoom if you are afar to see the space and discuss specific changes that can be made to your home. Typically, if you already know you want to book the DIY design service, we have our Client Kickoff Meeting.

Once the consult is complete, we assess the best services for your needs & determine how long it will take to complete the project.

  • 1-2 hour meeting will take place in your home (or virtually)
  • Contract is then signed by the client
  • Invoice is paid to move forward
  • Your design days are added to our calendar!
  • For remote projects: You will measure the space & email measurements and photos of each wall + any elements staying in the space before design work will commence.

Step 4: Concept Meeting
Week 4

Exactly four weeks from your kickoff meeting, we have a concept meeting. We will go over inspiration images, sample furniture layouts and answer any follow up questions specific to your design.

Step 5: Design Days
Weeks 4-8

Building a complete design presentation and proposal for your home. This part includes sourcing all of items for the space, creating a floor plan with lighting, art and accessories.

Bi-weekly Email: During this time, an email update is sent out every other week to you with a quick status similar to, “Hey, I found great wallpaper for your guest room- so excited!” Waiting is hard- these updates make it easier!

Step 6: Design Presentation
Week 8

It’s the big day: The Design Presentation for your home

  • 1-2 hour meeting (virtual)
  • Go over in detail your customized layout, furniture and accessory, and paint selections
  • Present virtual mood board, personalized shopping list, and links to purchase items and accessories
  • Answer any questions regarding the design plan
  • Reselections after this meeting (within 1 week)

Step 7: Ordering, Management & Delivery and Installation

You will complete the process from this step forward. By now we’ve provided the specific links for your items and a design report of general guidelines for choosing similar furnishings.

Order items at your own pace! Ordering: Links provided will include a mixture of retail and designer pieces. You may order as much or as little from the list as you would like, it’s up to you!

Complimentary general installation instructions are provided by email after the design presentation to help guide you through pulling the room together.

Example of Design Presentation: