Here at Residents Understood we offer several levels of design services to fit a variety of budgets, project scales, and personalities.

Our three levels of service give our clients the ability to be as involved as they wish in their project. Below are brief descriptions of each option:

Remote Redesign: This is our version of e-design and made for clients both outside DC and within the beltway alike. If you’re on a tight budget, looking for general space planning/style direction, and can implement design plans on your own this option might be for you! 

Redesign: This is our most popular service. With this option, you get the experience of working one-on-one with a designer to create your perfect home without having to commit to a full-scale redesign. You sit back and relax while we give you all the tools you’ll need to create the home of your dreams!

Redesign Plus: This is for clients who want us to take every aspect of the design process out of their hands. If you’re looking for the “HGTV experience” with everything from contractor relations to complete room installation, we’ll be by your side for the whole roller coaster ride! 

We offer these varying levels of service because we understand that design is never a “one-size-fits-all” process.

In fact, in many ways, what makes us different from other designers is what we don’t do…

We don’t shop exclusively from “To The Trade” sources. You will not find us hanging out in the DC Design Center. We are more than willing to shop there if there’s a specific piece you want that only they offer, but it is by no means the place we gravitate towards. We often recommend products from stores like West Elm and CB2—because there is no shame in going to those stores.

We don’t sell products. Instead, we pick items that you yourself can purchase. In doing so, your costs are dramatically slashed. If we are offered a designer discount, then we will pass the savings on to you. We do not make commissions from sales and will never pressure you to buy something for your home that you don’t love!

We don’t promote one style over another. Our personal aesthetic is irrelevant. You live in your home, not us. Our best compliment would be for someone to never suspect that you hired a designer in the first place—they should think that you effortlessly created a beautiful home reflective of your personality and lifestyle.


“How do you do it?”

We’re simply amazing, duh! No, but in all seriousness, our services are billed by the hour, allowing us to take on many different types of projects. If you’re ready to get started, fill out our online questionnaire on our Contact page to set up your free in-home consultation.

“Wait, did you say free?!”

Yes. Absolutely. Why not, shouldn’t it be free? You shouldn’t have to pay for a consultation before committing to a designer. If you’re interested in hiring us as your designer, we want to meet you and see your space in person. During this meeting we can get to know one another, discuss design goals, personal style, and maybe have a few cocktails (Oh, did we forget to mention it’s only free if there are cocktails involved?). We firmly believe that finding a designer is really like dating – both parties involved should feel comfortable before committing to the relationship.