WHY?: Building and renovating can be daunting. We believe good design occurs when expertise meets intuition. We can help you create spaces that respond to the way you live and the way you want to live.     Our consulting packages have been developed to allow us to bring our insight, technical expertise and creative problem solving to your project; assisting you to create cohesive, functional and enjoyable spaces. We can help you get back on track when you are stuck and move you towards realising the potential of your home’s design. Whether you are an owner-builder or working with a designer or builder, we apply our best design thinking and expertise to your project for you to realise with your team. This service has been created to allow projects with all type of budgets to have access to good design ideas and to ensure more projects reach the sustainable outcomes that are so important in this day and age.  While we have outlined 4 stages for consulting scope, we understand that every project is unique and your may need something not captured here- feel free to email us to find out how we can help you.   Megan has consulted on residential design projects for 14 years and worked with over 100 households.   PRICING:  Our consultation services start at $1200 + GST for the first consult. We offer a 20% discount on any subsequent consults. Your project will get value from a single consult, however a combination or 2-3 consults over time as the project develops through stages will provide the best outcome. The fee includes pre-assessing your project and planning, a visit to your home and face to face meeting to go over our insights.   WHAT OUR CONSULTING CLIENTS SAY:    “Megan is a pleasure to work with. She comes with a unique set of skills that are not common, sadly, in the marketplace of designers, architects, builders etc. I think having the Permaculture Design Course training is so important for people working in this area, and Megan seems to be deeply imbued in the permaculture way of thinking. As a result of her input, I have been able to reframe the project and incorporate each separate aspect into a more holistic vision, so that hopefully less energy input can create a more refined, useful and beautiful result. I would happily recommend Megan to other prospective projects.”  Melissa Abrahams: Permaculture design consulting for a new family house/retreat centre   "With Megan's assistance we have drastically improved the (existing) design to include: improved layout, solar orientation, water harvesting and solar energy requirements. Megan is a good communicator and was very attuned to what we were trying to achieve."  Mary and David Apps: Sustainable design consulting for new build - Surrey Hills, Melbourne   “It was great to work with Megan, who has such expertise in her field, which enabled us to simplify many of the decision making considerations of the project”  Veronica Obrien: Kitchen, bathroom and laundry renovation. Preston, Melbourne
       
     
  PROJECT STAGE:   YOU HAVE A HOUSE AND WANT TO KNOW ITS POTENTIAL FOR SUSTAINABLE RENOVATION   SUITABLE FOR YOU IF:   You want some ideas about what is possible, what needs to be done and where to start.   QUESTIONS YOU MAY BE ASKING AT THIS STAGE: -  What could we do to make our house a great place to live? - How could we better configure our space? - How do we best meet our families’ needs? - What could we do to make our home more sustainable? - What might the process look like?   WHY?  At the meeting we first inspect the home and property to gather the information we need in order to outline the potential of your home. We take into account your short terms problems, your long term goals, what resources are available and help you plan what changes are going to be the most effective and practical to achieve the best outcome. This package helps you understand the steps you need to take to create the best possible your home.   HOW IT WORKS:  -  We have a phone conversation to discuss your project and what you are wanting to achieve out of the consultation process. You send us all relevant property information, titles, real estate plans, property photos, pinterest boards etc - We assess your project and plan our meeting. - We meet for approximately 2 hours to inspect the home and outline your project. - We email you any relevant notes we made on your site plan to summarise our discussion.   COST:  $1200+GST    EMAIL US TO BOOK A CONSULT
       
     
  PROJECT STAGE:   YOU HAVE DONE LOTS OF THINKING ABOUT YOUR PROJECT AND ARE READY TO GET STARTED.   SUITABLE FOR YOU IF:   You are ready to get going and you want to clarify and define your ideas and objective in order to attract the right people to work on your project   QUESTIONS YOU MAY BE ASKING AT THIS STAGE: -  What are we wanting to achieve? - What problems are we looking to resolve? - How do we find the right designer? - How do we communicate what we need? - What do we need to look out for? - How do we get the best outcomes from our design and build team?   WHY?  Too often, clients come to us concerned that the designs they have ended up with have not met their brief or were not what they wanted. This can be due to a lack of shared understanding between clients and designers/trades about what the project objectives and priorities were in the first place. This consulting package helps you clearly define what you are trying to achieve and to detail the essential functional, aesthetic and lifestyle needs that will form part of your brief. We help you identify what you need to communicate to your design and build team so that you are all on board to create the home you want. Having a clear and succinct brief helps your project team direct their energies towards what you want to achieve, and allows you to stay focused on what’s important and make decisions with confidence.   HOW IT WORKS: -  We have a phone conversation to discuss your project and what you are wanting to achieve out of the consultation process. - You send us all relevant property information, titles, real estate plans, property photos, pinterest boards etc. - We send you a detailed questionnaire to complete. - We assess your project and plan our meeting. - We meet for approximately 2 hours to inspect the home and outline your project. - We email you any relevant notes we made on your site plan to summarise our discussion.   COST:  $1200+GST    EMAIL US TO BOOK A CONSULT
       
     
  PROJECT STAGE:   CONCEPT DESIGN PROCESS IS IN PROGRESS   SUITABLE FOR YOU IF:   You have some designs and plans but feel they are not yet fully resolved or want some guidance about possible directions.   QUESTIONS YOU MAY BE ASKING AT THIS STAGE: -  Has this design answered you brief?  - How functional will the layout be on an everyday basis? - How is it going to feel? - Will our home function sustainably?  - Have we realised the potential of our spaces and site?  - What have we missed?   WHY?  This consulting package provides a review of the potential of your existing concept designs from a suitability, functionality and sustainability perspective. We work with you to assess your project plans to ensure that the design is going to fulfil your needs and be the best possible outcome. Whether you are an owner-builder or working with another designer/draftsperson, we apply our best thinking design thinking and expertise to your project. By assessing your plans to ensure resources are maximised, design problems are solved, and that diverse design objectives are met. You may be concerned that the designs you have ended up with have not met your brief or were not what you hoped for. Sometimes you can be stuck not knowing how to move forward with a lack of new ideas, or feel that the design needs more consideration.  This consulting package can be delivered more than once at different stages of your design development; however, ideally, we meet at the schematic design/ concept stage.   HOW IT WORKS: -  We have a phone conversation to discuss your project and what you are wanting to achieve out of the consultation process. - You send us all relevant property information, existing conditions, concept designs and your original brief. - We assess your project and plan our meeting. - We meet for approximately 2 hours at your home. - We email you any relevant notes made on your plan to summarise our discussion   COST:  $1200+GST    EMAIL US NOW TO BOOK A CONSULT
       
     
  PROJECT STAGE:   MATERIALS, FIXTURES, FITTINGS AND APPLIANCES SELECTION   SUITABLE FOR YOU IF:   You have detailed plans and specifications but need more help finalising your selections of materials, fittings, fixtures and appliances. Perhaps you are being asked to make a lot of decisions and are feeling overwhelmed   QUESTIONS YOU MAY BE ASKING AT THIS STAGE: -  Where do I find the things I want and what are some other options? - Are my selections cohesive and how will they work together?.  - How sustainable and healthy are the specified items and materials? - What are the best quality options in your budget bracket?  - Is there enough detail and what elements are missing?   WHY?  Many people find that at a certain stage of their renovation they are being asked to make an overwhelming amount of decisions under time pressure and without adequate options or research. We have extensive product and material knowledge and can guide you towards good quality items and materials in areas you feel you need more options. When you have a number of options but are having trouble making final decisions we can help you identify an cohesive overall approach and narrow down your selections.   HOW IT WORKS: -  We have a phone conversation to discuss your project and what you are wanting to achieve out of the consultation process. - You send us all relevant property information, design documents, specifications/ schedules, pinterest boards, property photos and your original brief. - We assess your project and plan our meeting. - We meet for approximately 2-3 hours to summarise. - We email you any relevant contacts and suggested brands or items we discussed,   COST:  $1800+GST    EMAIL US TO BOOK A CONSULT
       
     
  WHY?: Building and renovating can be daunting. We believe good design occurs when expertise meets intuition. We can help you create spaces that respond to the way you live and the way you want to live.     Our consulting packages have been developed to allow us to bring our insight, technical expertise and creative problem solving to your project; assisting you to create cohesive, functional and enjoyable spaces. We can help you get back on track when you are stuck and move you towards realising the potential of your home’s design. Whether you are an owner-builder or working with a designer or builder, we apply our best design thinking and expertise to your project for you to realise with your team. This service has been created to allow projects with all type of budgets to have access to good design ideas and to ensure more projects reach the sustainable outcomes that are so important in this day and age.  While we have outlined 4 stages for consulting scope, we understand that every project is unique and your may need something not captured here- feel free to email us to find out how we can help you.   Megan has consulted on residential design projects for 14 years and worked with over 100 households.   PRICING:  Our consultation services start at $1200 + GST for the first consult. We offer a 20% discount on any subsequent consults. Your project will get value from a single consult, however a combination or 2-3 consults over time as the project develops through stages will provide the best outcome. The fee includes pre-assessing your project and planning, a visit to your home and face to face meeting to go over our insights.   WHAT OUR CONSULTING CLIENTS SAY:    “Megan is a pleasure to work with. She comes with a unique set of skills that are not common, sadly, in the marketplace of designers, architects, builders etc. I think having the Permaculture Design Course training is so important for people working in this area, and Megan seems to be deeply imbued in the permaculture way of thinking. As a result of her input, I have been able to reframe the project and incorporate each separate aspect into a more holistic vision, so that hopefully less energy input can create a more refined, useful and beautiful result. I would happily recommend Megan to other prospective projects.”  Melissa Abrahams: Permaculture design consulting for a new family house/retreat centre   "With Megan's assistance we have drastically improved the (existing) design to include: improved layout, solar orientation, water harvesting and solar energy requirements. Megan is a good communicator and was very attuned to what we were trying to achieve."  Mary and David Apps: Sustainable design consulting for new build - Surrey Hills, Melbourne   “It was great to work with Megan, who has such expertise in her field, which enabled us to simplify many of the decision making considerations of the project”  Veronica Obrien: Kitchen, bathroom and laundry renovation. Preston, Melbourne
       
     

WHY?:
Building and renovating can be daunting. We believe good design occurs when expertise meets intuition. We can help you create spaces that respond to the way you live and the way you want to live.

Our consulting packages have been developed to allow us to bring our insight, technical expertise and creative problem solving to your project; assisting you to create cohesive, functional and enjoyable spaces. We can help you get back on track when you are stuck and move you towards realising the potential of your home’s design.
Whether you are an owner-builder or working with a designer or builder, we apply our best design thinking and expertise to your project for you to realise with your team. This service has been created to allow projects with all type of budgets to have access to good design ideas and to ensure more projects reach the sustainable outcomes that are so important in this day and age.

While we have outlined 4 stages for consulting scope, we understand that every project is unique and your may need something not captured here- feel free to email us to find out how we can help you.

Megan has consulted on residential design projects for 14 years and worked with over 100 households.

PRICING:
Our consultation services start at $1200 + GST for the first consult. We offer a 20% discount on any subsequent consults. Your project will get value from a single consult, however a combination or 2-3 consults over time as the project develops through stages will provide the best outcome. The fee includes pre-assessing your project and planning, a visit to your home and face to face meeting to go over our insights.

WHAT OUR CONSULTING CLIENTS SAY:

“Megan is a pleasure to work with. She comes with a unique set of skills that are not common, sadly, in the marketplace of designers, architects, builders etc. I think having the Permaculture Design Course training is so important for people working in this area, and Megan seems to be deeply imbued in the permaculture way of thinking. As a result of her input, I have been able to reframe the project and incorporate each separate aspect into a more holistic vision, so that hopefully less energy input can create a more refined, useful and beautiful result. I would happily recommend Megan to other prospective projects.”
Melissa Abrahams: Permaculture design consulting for a new family house/retreat centre

"With Megan's assistance we have drastically improved the (existing) design to include: improved layout, solar orientation, water harvesting and solar energy requirements. Megan is a good communicator and was very attuned to what we were trying to achieve."
Mary and David Apps: Sustainable design consulting for new build - Surrey Hills, Melbourne

“It was great to work with Megan, who has such expertise in her field, which enabled us to simplify many of the decision making considerations of the project”
Veronica Obrien: Kitchen, bathroom and laundry renovation. Preston, Melbourne



  PROJECT STAGE:   YOU HAVE A HOUSE AND WANT TO KNOW ITS POTENTIAL FOR SUSTAINABLE RENOVATION   SUITABLE FOR YOU IF:   You want some ideas about what is possible, what needs to be done and where to start.   QUESTIONS YOU MAY BE ASKING AT THIS STAGE: -  What could we do to make our house a great place to live? - How could we better configure our space? - How do we best meet our families’ needs? - What could we do to make our home more sustainable? - What might the process look like?   WHY?  At the meeting we first inspect the home and property to gather the information we need in order to outline the potential of your home. We take into account your short terms problems, your long term goals, what resources are available and help you plan what changes are going to be the most effective and practical to achieve the best outcome. This package helps you understand the steps you need to take to create the best possible your home.   HOW IT WORKS:  -  We have a phone conversation to discuss your project and what you are wanting to achieve out of the consultation process. You send us all relevant property information, titles, real estate plans, property photos, pinterest boards etc - We assess your project and plan our meeting. - We meet for approximately 2 hours to inspect the home and outline your project. - We email you any relevant notes we made on your site plan to summarise our discussion.   COST:  $1200+GST    EMAIL US TO BOOK A CONSULT
       
     

PROJECT STAGE:
YOU HAVE A HOUSE AND WANT TO KNOW ITS POTENTIAL FOR SUSTAINABLE RENOVATION

SUITABLE FOR YOU IF:
You want some ideas about what is possible, what needs to be done and where to start.

QUESTIONS YOU MAY BE ASKING AT THIS STAGE:
-
What could we do to make our house a great place to live?
- How could we better configure our space?
- How do we best meet our families’ needs?
- What could we do to make our home more sustainable?
- What might the process look like?

WHY?
At the meeting we first inspect the home and property to gather the information we need in order to outline the potential of your home. We take into account your short terms problems, your long term goals, what resources are available and help you plan what changes are going to be the most effective and practical to achieve the best outcome. This package helps you understand the steps you need to take to create the best possible your home.

HOW IT WORKS:
-
We have a phone conversation to discuss your project and what you are wanting to achieve out of the consultation process. You send us all relevant property information, titles, real estate plans, property photos, pinterest boards etc
- We assess your project and plan our meeting.
- We meet for approximately 2 hours to inspect the home and outline your project.
- We email you any relevant notes we made on your site plan to summarise our discussion.

COST: $1200+GST

EMAIL US TO BOOK A CONSULT

  PROJECT STAGE:   YOU HAVE DONE LOTS OF THINKING ABOUT YOUR PROJECT AND ARE READY TO GET STARTED.   SUITABLE FOR YOU IF:   You are ready to get going and you want to clarify and define your ideas and objective in order to attract the right people to work on your project   QUESTIONS YOU MAY BE ASKING AT THIS STAGE: -  What are we wanting to achieve? - What problems are we looking to resolve? - How do we find the right designer? - How do we communicate what we need? - What do we need to look out for? - How do we get the best outcomes from our design and build team?   WHY?  Too often, clients come to us concerned that the designs they have ended up with have not met their brief or were not what they wanted. This can be due to a lack of shared understanding between clients and designers/trades about what the project objectives and priorities were in the first place. This consulting package helps you clearly define what you are trying to achieve and to detail the essential functional, aesthetic and lifestyle needs that will form part of your brief. We help you identify what you need to communicate to your design and build team so that you are all on board to create the home you want. Having a clear and succinct brief helps your project team direct their energies towards what you want to achieve, and allows you to stay focused on what’s important and make decisions with confidence.   HOW IT WORKS: -  We have a phone conversation to discuss your project and what you are wanting to achieve out of the consultation process. - You send us all relevant property information, titles, real estate plans, property photos, pinterest boards etc. - We send you a detailed questionnaire to complete. - We assess your project and plan our meeting. - We meet for approximately 2 hours to inspect the home and outline your project. - We email you any relevant notes we made on your site plan to summarise our discussion.   COST:  $1200+GST    EMAIL US TO BOOK A CONSULT
       
     

PROJECT STAGE:
YOU HAVE DONE LOTS OF THINKING ABOUT YOUR PROJECT AND ARE READY TO GET STARTED.

SUITABLE FOR YOU IF:
You are ready to get going and you want to clarify and define your ideas and objective in order to attract the right people to work on your project

QUESTIONS YOU MAY BE ASKING AT THIS STAGE:
-
What are we wanting to achieve?
- What problems are we looking to resolve?
- How do we find the right designer?
- How do we communicate what we need?
- What do we need to look out for?
- How do we get the best outcomes from our design and build team?

WHY?
Too often, clients come to us concerned that the designs they have ended up with have not met their brief or were not what they wanted. This can be due to a lack of shared understanding between clients and designers/trades about what the project objectives and priorities were in the first place.
This consulting package helps you clearly define what you are trying to achieve and to detail the essential functional, aesthetic and lifestyle needs that will form part of your brief. We help you identify what you need to communicate to your design and build team so that you are all on board to create the home you want.
Having a clear and succinct brief helps your project team direct their energies towards what you want to achieve, and allows you to stay focused on what’s important and make decisions with confidence.

HOW IT WORKS:
-
We have a phone conversation to discuss your project and what you are wanting to achieve out of the consultation process.
- You send us all relevant property information, titles, real estate plans, property photos, pinterest boards etc.
- We send you a detailed questionnaire to complete.
- We assess your project and plan our meeting.
- We meet for approximately 2 hours to inspect the home and outline your project.
- We email you any relevant notes we made on your site plan to summarise our discussion.

COST: $1200+GST

EMAIL US TO BOOK A CONSULT

  PROJECT STAGE:   CONCEPT DESIGN PROCESS IS IN PROGRESS   SUITABLE FOR YOU IF:   You have some designs and plans but feel they are not yet fully resolved or want some guidance about possible directions.   QUESTIONS YOU MAY BE ASKING AT THIS STAGE: -  Has this design answered you brief?  - How functional will the layout be on an everyday basis? - How is it going to feel? - Will our home function sustainably?  - Have we realised the potential of our spaces and site?  - What have we missed?   WHY?  This consulting package provides a review of the potential of your existing concept designs from a suitability, functionality and sustainability perspective. We work with you to assess your project plans to ensure that the design is going to fulfil your needs and be the best possible outcome. Whether you are an owner-builder or working with another designer/draftsperson, we apply our best thinking design thinking and expertise to your project. By assessing your plans to ensure resources are maximised, design problems are solved, and that diverse design objectives are met. You may be concerned that the designs you have ended up with have not met your brief or were not what you hoped for. Sometimes you can be stuck not knowing how to move forward with a lack of new ideas, or feel that the design needs more consideration.  This consulting package can be delivered more than once at different stages of your design development; however, ideally, we meet at the schematic design/ concept stage.   HOW IT WORKS: -  We have a phone conversation to discuss your project and what you are wanting to achieve out of the consultation process. - You send us all relevant property information, existing conditions, concept designs and your original brief. - We assess your project and plan our meeting. - We meet for approximately 2 hours at your home. - We email you any relevant notes made on your plan to summarise our discussion   COST:  $1200+GST    EMAIL US NOW TO BOOK A CONSULT
       
     

PROJECT STAGE:
CONCEPT DESIGN PROCESS IS IN PROGRESS

SUITABLE FOR YOU IF:
You have some designs and plans but feel they are not yet fully resolved or want some guidance about possible directions.

QUESTIONS YOU MAY BE ASKING AT THIS STAGE:
-
Has this design answered you brief?
- How functional will the layout be on an everyday basis?
- How is it going to feel?
- Will our home function sustainably?
- Have we realised the potential of our spaces and site?
- What have we missed?

WHY?
This consulting package provides a review of the potential of your existing concept designs from a suitability, functionality and sustainability perspective.
We work with you to assess your project plans to ensure that the design is going to fulfil your needs and be the best possible outcome. Whether you are an owner-builder or working with another designer/draftsperson, we apply our best thinking design thinking and expertise to your project. By assessing your plans to ensure resources are maximised, design problems are solved, and that diverse design objectives are met.
You may be concerned that the designs you have ended up with have not met your brief or were not what you hoped for. Sometimes you can be stuck not knowing how to move forward with a lack of new ideas, or feel that the design needs more consideration.
This consulting package can be delivered more than once at different stages of your design development; however, ideally, we meet at the schematic design/ concept stage.

HOW IT WORKS:
-
We have a phone conversation to discuss your project and what you are wanting to achieve out of the consultation process.
- You send us all relevant property information, existing conditions, concept designs and your original brief.
- We assess your project and plan our meeting.
- We meet for approximately 2 hours at your home.
- We email you any relevant notes made on your plan to summarise our discussion

COST: $1200+GST

EMAIL US NOW TO BOOK A CONSULT

  PROJECT STAGE:   MATERIALS, FIXTURES, FITTINGS AND APPLIANCES SELECTION   SUITABLE FOR YOU IF:   You have detailed plans and specifications but need more help finalising your selections of materials, fittings, fixtures and appliances. Perhaps you are being asked to make a lot of decisions and are feeling overwhelmed   QUESTIONS YOU MAY BE ASKING AT THIS STAGE: -  Where do I find the things I want and what are some other options? - Are my selections cohesive and how will they work together?.  - How sustainable and healthy are the specified items and materials? - What are the best quality options in your budget bracket?  - Is there enough detail and what elements are missing?   WHY?  Many people find that at a certain stage of their renovation they are being asked to make an overwhelming amount of decisions under time pressure and without adequate options or research. We have extensive product and material knowledge and can guide you towards good quality items and materials in areas you feel you need more options. When you have a number of options but are having trouble making final decisions we can help you identify an cohesive overall approach and narrow down your selections.   HOW IT WORKS: -  We have a phone conversation to discuss your project and what you are wanting to achieve out of the consultation process. - You send us all relevant property information, design documents, specifications/ schedules, pinterest boards, property photos and your original brief. - We assess your project and plan our meeting. - We meet for approximately 2-3 hours to summarise. - We email you any relevant contacts and suggested brands or items we discussed,   COST:  $1800+GST    EMAIL US TO BOOK A CONSULT
       
     

PROJECT STAGE:
MATERIALS, FIXTURES, FITTINGS AND APPLIANCES SELECTION

SUITABLE FOR YOU IF:
You have detailed plans and specifications but need more help finalising your selections of materials, fittings, fixtures and appliances. Perhaps you are being asked to make a lot of decisions and are feeling overwhelmed

QUESTIONS YOU MAY BE ASKING AT THIS STAGE:
-
Where do I find the things I want and what are some other options?
- Are my selections cohesive and how will they work together?.
- How sustainable and healthy are the specified items and materials?
- What are the best quality options in your budget bracket?
- Is there enough detail and what elements are missing?

WHY?
Many people find that at a certain stage of their renovation they are being asked to make an overwhelming amount of decisions under time pressure and without adequate options or research. We have extensive product and material knowledge and can guide you towards good quality items and materials in areas you feel you need more options. When you have a number of options but are having trouble making final decisions we can help you identify an cohesive overall approach and narrow down your selections.

HOW IT WORKS:
-
We have a phone conversation to discuss your project and what you are wanting to achieve out of the consultation process.
- You send us all relevant property information, design documents, specifications/ schedules, pinterest boards, property photos and your original brief.
- We assess your project and plan our meeting.
- We meet for approximately 2-3 hours to summarise.
- We email you any relevant contacts and suggested brands or items we discussed,

COST: $1800+GST

EMAIL US TO BOOK A CONSULT