Meeting your residential design and
remodeling needs

Our Residential Design Services

The team at Interior Planning and Design, Inc. employs the highest level of coordination from start to finish in order to deliver the right design solutions for your home. We offer a wide range of services including:

  • The Ultimate Coordination from Start to Finish

  • Space Planning

  • Interior Design

  • Custom Millwork Design

  • Kitchen/Bath Design

  • Lighting Design and Consultation

  • Color Selection and Consultation

  • Furnishings Selection and Specifications

  • Pricing, Purchasing and Delivery of Products

  • Accessories and Art Selection

  • Feng Shui Analysis and Consultation

  • On-site Consultations for Smaller Projects

  • Full Merchandise Mart Privileges

  • As much or as little detail as you desire!


Interior Design Tailored to Specifications

You can request as much or as little detail as you want to be incorporated into your interior design! As such, you can achieve the minimalist or intricate look and feel you want for your residential property.


Larger Projects

We help you manage the many tasks required to help you succeed, whether you are trying to update or overhaul your interiors. Larger projects are placed on retainer with our firm, which enables us to devote time and attention to you and your project. We engage our highly qualified network of trained professionals to assist you.

Residential Design Process

Interior Planning and Design, Inc. gives you a basic outline of how an interior design project may progress from beginning to end. We also provide you with the list of services that you will need.

Preliminary Project Meeting

This free, no-obligation pre-project meeting lasts up to an hour, which gives you enough time to discuss your project with us. We can get a clear understanding of your wants and needs, evaluate if your project is feasible, and prepare a proposal for our services.

Hourly Consultation

Our staff is available for on-site and remote consultations hourly and as needed. We give you access to on-demand expert advice as well as comprehensive design solutions.

The Schematic Design Phase

We review your goals and pull together all your wants and needs to develop the vision for your project. Our team utilizes design presentations with drawings, samples, and sketches to keep you in the loop. We demonstrate initial concepts and plans for your review and approval.

The Design Development Phase

Once the initial concept has been determined, we research the necessary components of the design to determine the most efficient means and methods of implementation. Our designs are presented in various forms, including 2D plans and elevations as well as 3D drawings. As such, we can convey our design ideas to you. We also help you keep an eye on your budget by giving you estimated costs.

The Contract Document Phase

After you approve the design for your project, you can count on us to expand on the design and prepare detailed drawings as needed. These will serve as the basis for contractors to bid on your project.

Bidding Services

We assist you in every step of the bidding process, including sending out invitations and answering questions as well as collecting and reviewing the contractor bids. After, we will meet with you to provide you with the information you need to make a smart decision about your project.

Permit Submission

Submitting a permit request is usually done by the contractor. However, there are instances when our client may want to get the permit process moving before a contractor has been selected. We will fill out all the necessary paperwork and submit the permit application and our construction documents for you.

Project Administration

We are available to answer questions from you and your contractors throughout the entire construction of your project. Our team can also process the required paperwork on your behalf.

Project Coordination Services

Interior Planning and Design, Inc. is not a contractor and does not perform the duties of one. We leave that to professionals so that we can focus on creating the design of your project.

If you would like us to coordinate the details of the project, we can partner with several reputable contractors to assist you. In the event that a contractor has already been selected, we can work with you and your contractor to complete your space. This is a great option to help you manage the many details and decisions that arise during the implementation process.

The Advantage of Our Design Process

By establishing a partnership with you, our design team can focus on your unique requirements and specific needs. We start by asking questions and listening carefully to what you have to say. After, we strive to develop the vision for your space. Our goal is to create solutions while keeping you involved and informed.

Our Approach to Project Management

Dedicated to satisfying our clients long term, we employ a project management style that is based on hands-on coordination and participation in the design process.In doing so, we create solutions that meet your goals while adhering to the principles of good design and timelessness.

Emphasizing the creation of the total environment through lighting, color, texture, fabric, and furniture, we bring together every element of interior design from start to finish. We assist you with various projects, including interior updates, kitchen or bathroom renovations, complete home remodeling, and construction projects. You can count on us to help you manage the many tasks required to achieve your goals. We work closely with highly qualified professionals to meet your needs.



Green Design

Our focus is on creating unique spaces that promote health for you and the environment. Any project, residential, or commercial project can be sustainable or "green." Beyond our standard design process, our sustainable projects receive special attention during the planning and selection process to ensure the materials selected and the systems designed for your health and wellness.

We create amazing interiors that are beautiful and comfortable using products that are healthy for you and the environment.

What Our Clients Are Saying

We have been working with Joan for 15 years or so, on our Wheaton home. She determined quickly what our comfort zones were and gave us multiple choices re: couches, chairs, rugs, lamps, artwork, etc. We couldn't be happier than we are with our updated Living Room, Dining Room, Family Room and Powder Room. She also helped turn our seventies kitchen into a beautiful, modern kitchen we love. We are now working with her on furnishing our Florida Condo. We see no reason to consider anyone else.

Ann R.

Interior Planning and Design made my extensive remodel an enjoyable experience that I would do again!!!! Joan's personal service brought together my wants and need while respecting my budget. She worked with my architect and contractor to enhance the style offering suggestions on lighting and accessories that took the project over the top in function and beauty. Joan supplied me with varieties of fabric, furniture, colors and textures to select never once pushing her choices as this is My House. I encourage all to use Interior Planning and Design for their large and small plans.

Kathy E.

I have really appreciated the way Joan has helped me narrow the world of choice down to something I can reasonably pick from. The project will look terrific when we are done!

Judith W.

“We are very happy with the work Joan did for us and we can say without a doubt, our remodeling project would not have happened had we not taken the critical first step of hiring her for design and project management.

What we appreciated the most about Joan was her commitment to really get to know us, what we were looking for and our general preferences and tastes. She then filtered the choices we needed to make to a manageable number of selections. Our situation was somewhat unique in that we have an adult son who lives with us and uses a wheelchair. Our primary intent was not only to upgrade our kitchen and two baths but also make them more accessible for our son. Joan completely got it and embraced it. We are so pleased with the results from both an aesthetic and accessible standpoint.”

Marianne M.

Joan and I have been working together on Face Time. We had a demanding project to accomplish--getting my house ready to sell. The situation was unique because Joan needed to be on site at the property and I needed to live in a different city! With Joan's trademark diligence and style, she steered the project to a successful completion, We met the deadline and my property sold four days after it was listed on the MLS.

I moved into a larger home. Joan was the first person I thought of to help me decorate the new larger home We then switched back to Face Time in order to plan a remodeling project--a kitchen and master bathroom. I have full confidence in Joan's expertise to design remarkable spaces and to take all necessary steps to make them a reality. We'll be counting on remote technology to accomplish new goals.

Nancy H. P.

We moved into a new house and realized the master bathroom would not meet our needs. We hired Joan Kaufman to help us: one of the best decisions I’ve made in quite a while. There is so much planning and decision making when taking on a remodel job. We had done it a lot in our old house and I would always worry if we were picking out the right style, color, size, etc. Joan makes that so easy; you just tell her what you like even if it’s just a color, and she will give you choices with all the rest of the things that you need.

We loved her design so much, that the next year, we asked her to design a new kitchen for us. Oh my goodness, so many more decisions to make! But Joan makes it pretty easy- we love everything!

Our bathroom and kitchen are beautiful!

I think Joan is your best choice for the perfect person to help you plan your next project!

Shari C.

We hired Joan Kaufman to help us update our new home- especially the kitchen. I am a big fan of “Tiffany blue,” and wanted to include it in the design. Joan was able to update our kitchen without a complete gut She expertly re-tooled the island and other components to pull it all together. She included my favorite color in the Viking range, and awesome glass backsplash It’s truly like a piece of art!

I adore the new space - it matches my vision perfectly. It is beautiful and looks exactly how I imagined; I love being in my kitchen thanks to Joan!

We are so happy we have hired her to remodel our master bedroom/bathroom suite!

Rosie R.