Full-Service Design – New Construction

What is it?

In a full-service design plan for new construction, AsterHouse Design will review your blueprints and provide floor plan modifications or recommendations. We will provide you with a design plan to include all of your finish details (lighting, flooring, fixtures, etc.) and furnishings (furniture, art, etc.).

We will meet with your architect and contractor throughout the project to ensure the design is implemented correctly. We will also provide them with documentation for all of your finish selections, which makes their job easier and more efficient.

When your construction is finished, we will deliver and install all of your furnishings to setup your home.

Design Fee

This is the fee for developing the design – including working with the architect and builder, sourcing all products and furnishings, and making reference notes for subs.

Our rate for design is $125 per hour – to be billed monthly. We will estimate the number of hours once we know more about the scope and the desired level of finishes.  Rough guide: $5 – $7 per square foot, or 2% – 5% of construction budget


This is the fee for checking on the project throughout construction, answering questions from the subs, selecting replacements if originally sourced items become unavailable, moving all furniture into the building, and staging.

$65 per hour – will bill against retainer, until retainer is used up. Once retainer is used, we will bill hourly each month.

We bill each client a $5,000 retainer fee at the start of the project. This fee secures a client’s spot on our schedule and gets 80 hours of implementation, which is generally about what it takes to implement. We will refund if we do not use all of it.


We will select all of the furniture, rugs, art, window coverings, etc. for the space. The fee for this is included in the “Design Fee” above. We recommend a furnishings budget of $40 – $50 per square foot.

For more information or an estimate, we welcome your call at 785-587-0202.