When you start working with a Home Expressions Designer, we ask for a small design retainer that gets applied to your total project cost so that we can consult in-depth with you and develop a design based on our mutual understanding of your vision for your home. There are no further fees until construction starts on your project. We do not require pre-deposits on cabinetry or any other materials or elements supplied by Home Expressions. Once construction commences, we schedule your payments out during the course of the job. A typical project includes 6-12 overall payments from start to finish.