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Commercial grade kitchen remodel


We cut our teeth in construction consulting services, but our design projects run the gamut from simple to complex.  From refreshed decor and space planning to whole space remodels, we can handle it all.

We service the Dallas, Austin, and Texas Hill Country communities, but can also accommodate special projects in other locations with advanced scheduling.

Initial consultations of up to 2 hours are offered at a flat rate fee of $250.  Services after that are offered on an hourly basis (rates vary).

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CONSTRUCTION & Remodel planning

Does your home not function or flow the way you need it to? Our forte is maximizing small spaces and improving awkward layouts.  With significant construction design experience, we excel at making the seemingly impossible possible. We reinvent old floor plans to accommodate modern lifestyles and find novel ways to multi-task small spaces. When budget/cost savings are needed, we are often hired by builder and homeowners to tweak construction plans and impart cost effective solutions that still provide a high degree of visual impact. Whether you need help determining feasibility of your expansion ideas, upscaling your finishes without blowing your budget, or reigning in a plan that's too costly, this is where we shine!

Hammond attic conversion_landing

Construction consulting

Are you considering acting as your own general contractor to complete a residential remodel, but you're unsure if you can handle everything that might come your way?  Maybe you need an objective second opinion on whether a subcontractor's proposal is sufficient or to leave town periodically, but need someone to keep the project progressing in your absence.  Or perhaps you've hired a general contractor, but you've encountered an unanticipated design issue that is thwarting your plan.  If so, we've got your back!  You can hire us on an hourly basis to cover your gaps. You decide who to hire for all aspects of your project (scope of work, payment schedules, timeline, etc), but we're available to help as issues arise. 

Navy and black powder bath in historic home


We also assist with designing, refreshing, and reinventing existing spaces, both residential and commercial, whether its to optimize layouts, update wall or flooring finishes, convert a room to a new function, or replace or refresh tired furnishings and decor.  

With the launch of our staging division in 2016, we also offer lighter "redesign" services under our upStaged brand to prepare your property for a favorable sale. We design a plan for quick completion and help you focus on the items that will reap the greatest buyer interest.  You get the same attention to detail and design expertise the market has grown to expect from our larger scale renovations.



Your project does not have to be huge.  While we frequently work on whole-house remodels, we can also service just one room.  We handle a lot of small design and interior decorating projects, including interior and exterior paint color consultations, tile and flooring change-outs, furniture upgrades and modifications (refinishing, reupholsters, even structural overhauls like metal bases instead of wood), and space refreshes (new furnishings, new lighting fixtures, etc).  If all you have is a favorite pinterest photo and want help figuring out how to achieve that same feel in your space, we can prepare a shopping list to meet most any budget.  No task is too crazy to discuss -- in fact, we appreciate a little crazy sometimes!   Just give us a call and we can explore the possibilities together.