Here's some helpful time stamps if you want to jump into the specifics:
6:13 – How important remodeling will be in the future
7:40 – Do you need to be a builder first? Or can you be a designer and get into some of the construction aspects? Is it easier to start with remodeling or new builds?
8:33 – How to set client’s expectations on a remodel beforehand
10:45 – Do you have to have a GC license to profit on large ticket items? How do you work with a GC to increase profitability.
12:04 – The difference in the sourcing mindset between a GC and designer.
13:07 – The value the designer brings. What GC’s typically don’t do.
13:31 – How to work though contractor pushback when the designer wants to source a particular product. What if you’re brought in later in the project?
16:49 – How flooring is a good gateway to larger ticket items
17:30 – Do you need to be a GC to purchase flooring?
21:00 – How a designer sourcing large items is actually essential to a GC and not competition.
24:45 – Elizabeth’s experience working with us, and her contractor’s reaction.
28:17 – How to approach a project where you are sourcing flooring
31:45 – Redefining interior design’s place in the home industry.
34:05 – How to get starting building these relationships with contractors and vendors during this “down time”