Remodeling

Contractor services of remodeling and renovation projects

We bring design and construction expertise together. By entrusting your project to BK Design Associates you avoid costly errors. If you simply would like for us to supervise your own contractor, we act as your eyes in the event you are not able to be on the job yourself. However if you need a contractor to proceed with the construction, our expert contractor services results in less time to complete the project with the benefit of quality workmanship of our highly skilled craftsmen. BK Design Associates employs some of the finest craftsmen in the area to implement our designs or yours. From plumbers and electricians to carpenters and painters, we offer turnkey design/remodeling contracting services. We commence work on your project upon execution of our Proposal Contract.

Individual Construction Projects

Our remodeling projects are not limited to complete renovations. We will do individual projects such as:
• Counter top replacement and back splashes
• All types of flooring, including tile, wood, laminate, and carpet
• Painting and staining both indoors and out
• Faux finishing and murals
• Lighting projects
• Showers and tubs
• Stone and tile restoration
• Stairways
• Adding a fireplace or refacing an existing fireplace
• Door replacement
• Cabinet construction, on-site or factory built
• Outdoor kitchens, living rooms, and patios
• Roof and windows replacement
• Refinishing wood floors

Interior Design Services

Client Interview

All potential projects begin with an interview to discuss your ideas and how you live, what you love, what you need, and your expectations. At that time we will discuss which service or services will best suit your needs, location of your project, your time frame for project completion, and your budget. This interview can be done by telephone or in person and there is no charge. An in-person interview is usually done in the client’s home, to “size up” the project. No design advice will be give during this interview. If you are asking for design advice, the in-person interview becomes an initial consultation, which we do charge for.

Hourly Conceptual Design Consultation usually for DIY’ers

• billed at our hourly fee
This service is for those clients who may be do-it-yourselfers, or who have a good idea what they want. They just need some design insight on how to get there. Clients who fall into either of these categories usually only need a visit or two to resolve the design challenges. The following are 2 examples of interior services that fall within the hourly conceptual design consultation:
• Color Consultation - color and finish selection for walls, flooring, furniture, cabinetry, etc.
• Accessorizing - placement of artwork or other accessories, lighting placement and style suggestions, ideas on types of accessories needed

Comprehensive Interior Design Consultation

• billed at our hourly fee or a flat fee with a Letter of Agreement
This service is for those clients who are thinking of tackling larger projects - remodeling, additions, just bought or moved to new home - but do not need full service interior design. This service can be used for one room at a time or for multiple rooms. It is especially for our budget conscience clients. It allows the client to decide on how much or how little help they need. At the completion of this service, the clients will have the information to move forward with the project themselves or have the option of having BK Design Associates continue to help in selected areas. The following are services that fall within the Comprehensive Interior Design Consultation:
• In-home initial assessment
• Measurement of room and furnishings
• Scaled space and furniture plans
• Review of plans and report

Full Service Interior Design Consultation

• for new home purchases, construction or remodeling
• usually billed at a flat fee with a Letter of Agreement
Are you remodeling, restoring, building or buying a new home, or looking forward to building an addition to your home? Do you need someone that is professional, accountable, accessible, timely, organized, talented, personable, affordable, knowledgeable and able to oversee a design project for you? Brenda Krenek’s lifetime experience in construction is extremely helpful. She is knowledgeable of wall construction, lighting and electrical plans as well as the decorative aspects of design. Please consult with us as early as possible when you decide to purchase a new home or remodel your existing home. If you plan to custom build or remodel, the best time to contact BK Design Associates is before construction begins. It is important when beginning projects like this that the interior design and decoration is taken into consideration from the very beginning. Having BK Design Associates involved from the start will help prevent costly change orders or revisions later, such as placement of a floor outlet to accommodate lighting at a sofa or a concealed tract for draperies so you do not see the hardware. We will review architectural plans to ensure your needs are being met to the highest degree. If you plan to purchase a home already under construction or just completed, we are available to determine the home's potential as it relates to you and your family. However regardless of the stage, we are happy and excited to assist you in your new home or newly remodeled home. We can also help by taking the guess work out of selections you will ultimately need to make - plumbing fixture design or finish, which drawer pulls should you use on your cabinets, paint color, floor or wall tile designs or layouts. The following are services that may be included:
• Initial assessment
• Review of architectural blue prints or "model" drawings
• Preparation of design drawings for space planning, such as kitchen or bath design
• Comprehensive Interior Design Consultation
• Budget review, helping client decide where best to put the funds or developing a action plan if the project needs to be completed in phases
• Scaled construction drawings for custom or built-in features
• Product Selection Services
• Coordination of various vendors involved - if needed, to include scheduling and onsite follow-up
• Quality control
• Availability to be onsite for key installations or deliveries (ie: window treatments, furniture, painting, etc)

Interior Redesign and Using What You Already Have

• billed at our hourly rate
Do you just want to freshen up your space and make the room function better? Do you like all your "stuff" but just can't seem to pull everything together in a way that works for you? Do you want to accomplish this with little cost? Then BK Design Associates is for you. We will come into your home and place what you already own to give you a fresh new look for your space. We will also give you additional ideas and recommendations for future phases when you are ready to budget more money for the space. Services that may be included are:
• Initial assessment
• Moving and/or rearranging of furnishings and accessories (Please arrange to have someone available to move heavy objects or we can arrange to bring in our own professional movers to be charged back to the client.)

De-clutter and Organizational Services

Do you have too much stuff that is getting in the way of day-to-day living? Is your home office a total disaster area? BK Design Associates can help reclaim your space from clutter and chaos. This service is often used in conjunction with Interior Redesign Services.

Home Down-Sizing or Up-grading

• Or Combining Households Consultation
Are you moving to a larger or smaller home? Two households turning into one? Will your existing furniture fit in your new space? What furniture "holes" will you need to fill? Our staff can help answer these questions. We can also save you money... Why pay to move a large sectional or other furniture only to find out that it doesn't fit into the new space like you thought it would? Services that may be included are:
• Initial Assessment
•Measurement of existing furnishings
•Comprehensive Interior Design Consultation for new location, either via drawings or on location
• Follow-up after move to fine tune furniture and accessory placement

Home Staging and Model Homes

Are you trying to sell your current home? We can assist you by making your home stand out from all the others that are on the market. We depersonalize your space so prospective buyers see themselves in the home. Or we can make a cramped room look so spacious and roomy you will wonder why you did not make the changes before you decided to sell. Often times it is hard for a homeowner to disconnect and see the home as a buyer sees it. We do this everyday in every space we see. We also assist real estate professionals stage those empty houses or apartments and make them look lived in for a quick sale or rental.

Product Selection Services

Are you a busy person, or someone who realizes the importance of having an interior designer help you select your furniture, fabrics, floor tile, rugs, accessories or other important design decisions for your home? If so, we would love to help guide you through the process. We can save you hours of precious time that you would otherwise need to spend searching for products. We will also save you from costly mistakes. With this service our staff will do the physical legwork and/or computer work to locate options for the client. We will select furniture, fabric, accessories, finish choices, etc for the client. Selections are made from “To The Trade Only” resources, select retail stores, or online vendors.

Custom Window Treatments

If you have questions on how to address the windows in your home BK Design Associates can assist you. Various service options are available depending on the client's needs. These services can range from the hourly consult to discuss ideas and options, to full service that includes design, fabrication and installation of the window treatments. Our drapery fabricator is the best in the business. We do not work with the client’s drapery fabricator ever. In order to work with the client’s supplied fabric, we have a minimum service charge of $20 per yard. We will install ready-made draperies supplied by the client but the client assumes responsibility for the end look. For hard window coverings, we can supply products from any of the major manufacturers including Hunter Douglas.

Gift Certificates

Wondering what to give the new homeowner, new bride or mother-to-be? Do you know someone who could use a little assistance with his or her interior spaces? BK Design Associates gift certificates make a unique and thoughtful gift. They also make great thank-you gifts from realtors, homebuilders or other contractors. (Discounts available for thank-you gift certificates from Vendors and Tradesmen)

Holiday or Special Event Planning and Decorating

We can turn your home into a winter wonderland for Christmas or Hanukkah. Or prepare it for an elaborate baby shower. Or make your home sparkle and shine for your daughter or son’s big day. We will work with your decorations or supply everything. Additionally we have caterers and event planners to take care of every detail so you can enjoy all the festivities.

E-Decorating – Services Supplied Worldwide

E-Decorating

is for all those who want that “magazine designer look’” but do not want to commit the funds for it. Or maybe you feel intimidated working face to face with an interior designer. E-Decorating is the perfect solution. We begin with an in depth questionnaire all about your unique lifestyle, interests, desired design style, and special needs. Along with your answers, you will need to provide us with several digital pictures of the entire space from different angles, pictures of each wall in the room, as well as measurements of that room including ceiling height (as detailed as possible) to give us all the information necessary to begin the design process. We will also need photos and dimensions of furniture or special things you can not bare to part with. After that, we go to work to create your perfect room… or house!
Your e-decorating design plan will include:
• a digital design board showing our selection of furniture, lighting, rugs and accessories
• a listing of sources for all products that need to be purchased
• a finished floor plan showing the layout of moveable furniture, lighting and rugs
• drawings of wall art displays with dimensions for hanging and placement
• digital swatches of paint color, wallpaper, wood and fabric where applicable
• all the information you need to decorate your room yourself
E-Decorating services are available for all rooms, residential or commercial. If you are renting and have certain requirements by your landlord, please be sure and mention that to us. An E-Decorating plan usually takes one month to complete. To get started just complete our Contact The Designer form, supplying your most reliable e-mail address and phone number. We will contact you once we have received your form and will send you an invoice to pay using Google Checkout or provide a mailing address if you prefer to pay by check. Along with our invoice, we will send you a checklist of things we need from you to get started on your design project.
E-Decorating Fees
• Living room, dining room, family room, bedroom, den, home office or patio = $300 per room
• Living room/dining room, kitchen/dining room or kitchen/family room = $500 for room combination
• Foyer, hallways, bathroom = $200 per room
• Discounts offered for multiple rooms
• 3 specific design questions answered via e-mail, no photos or selections = $25
Note - Full payment must be received to start a project and fees are non-refundable once the project has commenced

Items For Sale

Furniture and Accessories

Shipping available. Please contact BK Design Associates at 281-531-4242 if you are interested in purchasing or want pricing things you have seen out shopping or online.