Do you ever feel like you are being pulled in a million directions?
Every design job is different and you feel like you are re-inventing the wheel for every job!
Who has time to work ON your business, when you barely have enough time to get your work done?
Instead of spending years developing office tools, systems,
and templates to use with your clients, you can turn to Return on Interiors® Interior Design system, which does it all for you.
It’s even customizable to your business: Once you purchase the system and add your branding you can print and use the worksheets over and over again for every client, freeing up your time and simplifying your business.
The Return on Interiors® system includes:
Design Project Organization:
- Client binders (cover, binder, spine, tab and index templates)
- Office project binders (cover, binder, spine, tab and index templates)
- Maintenance binders (cover, binder, spine, tab and index templates, specified purchases template)
- Questionnaires help define your client’s lifestyle, their likes and dislikes, and their dreams and visions for their spaces.
Quick Reference Guides:
Plan, design and summarize your rooms, features, accessories and selections. Use the Quick Reference Guides to educate your clients and to provide guidelines for your contractors as well as give everyone visuals so you are on the same page.
- Fixture, Hardware & Appliance Selection
- Cabinet, Tile, Slab & Paint Selections
- Lighting, TV & Seating Guides
- Bedroom Selections
- Living & Specialty Selections
Project Management Tools:
- Defining your design project team and everyone’s roles
- Communication tools so no one drops the ball
- Checklists for recurring events like on-site meetings, vendor meetings, client meetings, etc.
Budgeting for your project:
- Budget Worksheets to estimate and track projects
- Tips on determining the project budget
- Tips to stay on budget
- Empower your clients by sharing the cost worksheets
I’m a huge fan of Kathleen’s ROI System!
As a designer, I use the ROI System to educate my clients about their design options and ensure that they have a comprehensive understanding of their project.
My clients are empowered by the “takeaway tools” the ROI System provides, and it increases their comfort level with the process. I can’t even imagine the hundreds of hours it would have taken me to create tools like this, and by purchasing the ROI System, I got everything in a “plug and play” package. It’s a huge added value for my clients.
Plus, the ROI System is a fantastic support for my work! I use the questionnaires and quick reference guides to make sure I’ve considered all options when creating my designs. In short, I’m grateful that Kathleen invested the time to create this System for us, and I know it will guide both designers and homeowners to get the best return on their interior designs.
TRACI ZELLER DESIGNS
What’s Included in Return on Interiors®?
Project Management Tools
Project Management Tools help you gain control of the design process and include:
TEAM ROLES: Defining everyone’s roles is essential to the project’s success. Sometimes, the roles of architect, contractor and interior designer overlap, so make sure there are no gaps in the beginning of a project.
TEAM WORKSHEET: The worksheet collects the project team’s contact and contract information, the company’s account number, contact person, email, website, meeting frequency, scheduled meeting dates and follow-up dates. Easy to share with everyone on the team, including the homeowners!
TEAM MEETING NOTES: A Meeting Notes template is used for all project meetings to record meeting notes, tasks, responsibilities and deadlines. Most mistakes are due to miscommunication—this template ensures that every team member is on the same page!
SPECIFICATION & MAINTENANCE TEMPLATES: Record selections for paint, plumbing fixtures, tile, flooring, countertop material, cabinetry, lighting and appliances. Give your client special care instructions and paint names so they don’t have to call you for everything!
Budget Worksheets will track all of the job costs for your clients.
The worksheets include several simple and flexible templates, allowing you to enter in costs as you receive proposals. If you change your product selections, it’s easy to update the template!
- Determining the Design Project Budget
- Tips to Stay on Budget
- Checklist for Recurring Calendar Items to Keep Costs in Check
Quick Reference Guides
Quick Reference Guides are the quickest, most efficient and most accurate way to understand your design options. Some guides are educational for you and your client, others a visual guide and some a way to specify details for installation.
Full of visual references, these tools will clearly guide your clients’ decisions. Use the Quick Reference Guides when communicating design details with your contractors and trades and your clients.
The Quick Reference Guides are divided into several categories:
Fixture, Hardware & Appliance Selection:
- Appliance Information
- Bathroom Faucet & Sink Options
- Kitchen Faucet & Sink Options
- Knobs, Pulls and Hinges
Cabinet, Tile, Slab & Paint Selections:
- Cabinet Door Styles
- Selecting Cabinetry
- Countertop Materials-Pros and Cons
- Paint Selections
- Slab Edge Details
- Glossary of Stone and Tile Terms
- Tile Patterns
Lighting, TV & Seating Guides:
- Lighting Options
- TV Sizes and Dimensions and Distance Viewing
- Seating and Table Height Guide
- Dining Table Seating Guide
- Game Table Dimensions and Seating
- Bed Pillow Arrangements
- Bed Sizes and Dimensions
- Closet Height Guide
- Drapery Styles
- Headboard Shapes
Living & Specialty Selections:
- Sofa Pillow Arrangements
- Sofa Shapes
- Sofa Arm Styles
- Window Treatment Styles
- Window Treatment Guide
- Valance or Cornice Styles
- Wine Bottle Measurements
- Game Table Dimensions and Seating
Remember you can use these templates over and over again!
By using Return on Interiors®, you will have all of this key information in ONE location—no more wasted time as you search for something you’ve misplaced!
REMEMBER, ONE MISTAKE CAN COST YOU AND YOUR CLIENTS THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS. DON’T YOU WANT TO AVOID AS MANY MISTAKES AS POSSIBLE?
– SPECIAL BONUS –
A Private Facebook Group
When you join the Return on Interiors® Facebook community,
you’ll have full access to connect throughout the program.
IN THIS GROUP, WE’LL COVER TOPICS LIKE:
- Steps to Get Your Business on Track and Finish Strong
- Goal Setting for Designers
- Social Media Tips
- Design Project Q&A
- Using the System
I have been using The ROI program designed by my friend Kathleen DiPaolo for about eight months, and I love it.I have been a designer for two decades and felt I knew how to organize my clients, but Kathleen’s system has streamlined my business even more so. My clients love it! I use the ROI System from start to finish with my projects!
The initial client questionnaire is thorough and has led to more in-depth discussions with my clients. I highly suggest the ROI System to any designer who wants to benefit from having a seasoned designer share her method for working with clients. It lessens the learning curve on how to design kitchen, bathroom and any room in the house where skillful designer knowledge is necessary. It’s like having another top shelf designer on staff.
ROI is well worth the money, as it has saved me so much time with clients, which, in essence, is money in my pocket!
LISA MENDE DESIGN
Frequently Asked Questions
I AM A SEASONED INTERIOR DESIGNER. IS THIS SYSTEM RIGHT FOR ME?
Yes! As a seasoned designer, you know the importance of making your design business seamless! We know that the more professional we look- and act!, the more money we make.
How great would it be to pull up Quick Reference Guides so you can show your client or countertop fabricator what kind of edge detail you want while on a job site! Or help project communication by using branded, detailed forms that can be filled out on the job or in the office!
Most importantly, ROI helps you feel assured that you are not forgetting something!
I AM A FAIRLY NEW INTERIOR DESIGNER. IS THIS SYSTEM RIGHT FOR ME?
Yes! Imagine skipping the hundreds of hours that it took me to create this system! It is all completed and branded for you, so that you instantly up your game!
You will confidently be able to answer your clients’ questions because you won’t be disorganized! You also have so much educational content in the system that you won’t spend HOURS searching Google for the answer.
SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE THERE IS SO MUCH INFORMATION OUT THERE, THAT I JUST DON’T KNOW WHERE TO START. WILL RETURN ON INTERIORS® HELP ME GET ORGANIZED?
Big yes! Once you receive your downloadable files, I send out tips on how to organize your client binders, provide what you need for a kitchen remodel, and share how I organize the documents in my DropBox.
If you feel overwhelmed, know that there is a group of designers who will help you! Our Private Facebook group is filled with seasoned professionals who have experience with ALL parts of design. We are there to inspire, motivate and help each other!
IS THERE A WAY TO ASK A PARTICULAR QUESTION THAT ISN’T ADDRESSED?
YES! Go to the contact page and ask away! Or, simply email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you ready to see a
return on your interiors?
Return on Interiors®
Return on Interiors® System
Membership Site with Training Videos
Return on Interiors® System in PDF Format
Branded with Your Logo
Return on Interiors® System in
Private Facebook Group
Return on Interiors® Finanical System
Customizable Workroom Instructions