Renovation and Home Improvement Planning

Get one-on-one, personalized guidance and achievable designs for your home projects directly from Rachel!

"My husband and I recently took on a pretty big project in our new home. I sought Rachel out for design advice and perspective. She supported our design ideas enthusiastically, and even provided a few storage alternatives which I opted for in the end! Her excitement was so encouraging. Rachel provided great perspective and asked questions about what our top priorities were with the space. We talked through several options, problem solved layout, and came up with the idea to convert our current master closet into a reading nook! Swoon! Taking on a remodel, or any project really, it's so important to have the right people on your team, influencing and encouraging you along the way! So thankful for Rachel and her expertise!" - Jamie

Ready to renovate or decorate without all the stress?

Does the thought of renovating your home leave you feeling anxious and overwhelmed?

Do you pin a bunch of inspiration pictures on Pinterest and dream of a beautiful home, but never actually do any projects?

Are you tired of staring at blank walls or mismatched rooms and feeling completely at a loss when it comes to decorating?

Or maybe you're ready to take on a project, but feel like you have no idea where to start?

The thing holding most people back from completing their renovations or decorating their home is the lack of a plan.

There are a million things to consider...

  • What do you like?
  • Does the decor you want match?
  • How can you maximize the square footage?
  • Do you need to change the layout?
  • Is there infrastructure that would be expensive to change?
  • How will you use the space?
  • Do you want to DIY some of it or just hire someone?
  • Who do you hire?
  • Do you need a permit?
  • What materials or decor do you need to buy?
  • Can you afford to do it all?

Whether you're simply decorating a room or taking on a major remodel, planning for and completing your home projects doesn't have to be stressful!

With my consulting services, I'll help you create a home you love, within your budget, without all the stress.

"When I bought my mobile home over a year ago, it was in good, clean, but original condition. I knew it could be updated to become a home that reflected my love of coastal design and a place I could be comfortable. I had a vision of what I wanted my home to become, but the process was overwhelming. I contacted Rachel and explained to her my vision of what I wanted. She was able to help me with the planning process in a way that kept me on budget. As I moved through the process of actual construction and renovation, she was able to offer tips and advice as to how to get the look I wanted always keeping in mind cost effective ways to do it. Many times, she was able to help me make decisions that ultimately got just the home I wanted. She understands how to get the high end look without paying high end prices." - Ellen

Here's what you get with my custom renovation planning:

✔ Project Preparedness Questionnaire prior to your initial consultation
✔ 90-120 minute initial consultation
✔ Printable outline of key points discussed
✔ Realistic budget worksheet
✔ Action steps to put into place
✔ Ongoing support and advice as needed

Ready to unlock your home's potential?
Book your discovery call today!

"I was really struggling with what colors to paint the exterior of my home given the cost and length of time I would have to live with my choices. After seeing the results of many of Rachel's projects, I decided to reach out to her for assistance with making these decisions. Rachel listened to my concerns, my likes and dislikes and made some color recommendations based on that information as well as various features of my house. Consulting with Rachel made me feel more confident about my color selections, and I am very pleased with the finished result." - Ginger

Still have questions?

These FAQs may help!

Does this have to be done in person or can it be done online?

Either! If you live in Oregon's Willamette Valley, I'd love to come to your home and work with you in person. If not, thanks to technology, I can just as easily help you online. For my online clients, we primarily  work together via video conferencing (like Zoom or FaceTime) and email.

What is the process? How long will I have access to you?

We will start with an initial 90-120 minute consultation focused on your specific needs. It could include vision casting or refinement, budget discussion, trouble-shooting, decor brainstorming - whatever you want! If ongoing consulting after that initial meeting is desired, I will provide you with a customized proposal based on your project.

How much does it cost? Do you work with different budgets?

One of my biggest concerns is making sure you don't go over budget. I'm happy to discuss my fees and your budget during our discovery call! Initial consultation fees are due-in-full at the time of scheduling and long-term partnership fees depend on the terms outlined in your proposal.

Do you negotiate with contractors?

While you will be responsible for hiring and communicating with your contractors, I can work with you through the selection and hiring process and can be an excellent resource for you during the construction phase. I am happy to talk help you make decisions as they come to you with questions about the design of your project.

Do you have references I can talk with?

You bet! I'd be happy to provide their contact information during our discovery call.

"I had the BEST time working with Rachel! After just one consultation Rachel understood my vision for our master bedroom and helped turn it into reality at a fraction of the cost. We were able to repurpose items from around my house and also found items at garage sales which we were able to restore into treasures! I now have a beautiful space to call my own and I could not be more thankful for Rachel’s creativity and expertise!" - Corrie

MEET RACHEL

Rachel Joy - Founder and CEO of Joyful Derivatives

Rachel is a renovation and home improvement planner who specializes in creating simple and beautiful designs that allow you to achieve a high-end and stylish home at a fraction of the cost. She and her husband are finishing up their second full-house DIY renovation and she is passionate about helping others achieve magazine-worthy homes that they love to spend time in and are proud to share with others. It is her goal to help homeowners create vision for what their home could be, assist them with refining that vision into realistic and affordable designs, and partnering with them to develop clear plans for their projects so they can confidently transform their house into their dream home without going over budget.

MEET RACHEL

Rachel Joy - Founder and CEO of Joyful Derivatives

Rachel is a renovation and home improvement planner who specializes in creating simple and beautiful designs that allow you to achieve a high-end and stylish home at a fraction of the cost. She and her husband are finishing up their second full-house DIY renovation and she is passionate about helping others achieve magazine-worthy homes that they love to spend time in and are proud to share with others. It is her goal to help homeowners create vision for what their home could be, assist them with refining that vision into realistic and affordable designs, and partnering with them to develop clear plans for their projects so they can confidently transform their house into their dream home without going over budget.

Still not sure if our consulting services are right for you?
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