Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How does it work?
  2. What does the FREE estimate include?
  3. How do you show me the comparisons?
  4. What if the colors just don't look right on my computer?
  5. Can I change my mind on my selected color schemes?
  6. How do you create the artwork?
  7. What file types do we accept?
  8. How to send us your files?
  9. How long does it take?
  10. What does it cost?
  11. Will you charge more than the estimate?
  12. How can I pay?

 

How does it work?

Send us either a photograph of your house or an architect’s elevation drawing. Describe the color schemes, building materials or send photographs of similar houses you’d like us to use. We provide you with an estimate based on the work you requested. If you decide to proceed, we create artwork.

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What does the FREE estimate include?

Our estimate shows you the cost of creating the first picture. This involves the most work, isolating each part of the house and applying colors and materials. Or for more expansive home renovation projects, includes adding the extension or dormer etc.

On top of that, we also provide you the a la carte cost of each additional color scheme you may choose. These are lower because we already have a lot of the work done from the initial artwork.

The estimate will also include bundled packages if you choose a number of color schemes when you initially place the order with us.

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How do you show me the comparisons?

We work primarily via email. The electronic proofs are provided as a .PDF document for you to review and compare.

See also - What if the colors just don't look right on my computer?

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What if the colors just don't look right on my computer?

If needed we can also provide hard copies which are color accurate. This is useful if your computer monitor does not show color accurately or if you want to be able to pass around the color schemes for comparison where a computer isn’t practical.

Please note that hard copies do incur an additional fee.

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Can I change my mind on my selected color schemes?

You can change your color schemes or try new color schemes at any time. This is fairly common once people have seen a number of different versions and realize how easy it is to compare different house color schemes.

See also - Will you charge more than the estimate?

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How do you create the artwork?

We use different methods depending on the complexity of the project. We use your photographs and overlay them with color and building materials as per your request. Or for houses requiring additions we may work from artists sketches which we can then apply color and building materials. 

Our artists can also produce a painted effect which looks fabulous printed on photographic paper or canvas if you want something to hang inside your newly renovated home.

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What file types do we accept?

You can send your photographs or architects drawings in a wide variety of formats. JPEG works best for photographs. The higher the resolution the easier it is for us to do our work. Most digital cameras one-megapixel or better are perfect.

We accept .jpg and .gif directly through the web site. Contact us if you have a different file type you’d like to use.

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How to send us your files?

You can use our online form to upload and send us your files.  You can also email files as attachments to TEXT_EMAIL_ADDRESS (remember to include your Job Number). You may also put your files on a CD/DVD and send to us using conventional mail.

C&M Consulting
P.O. Box 293
Denville, NJ 07834

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How long does it take?
It depends on the size and complexity of the house as well as the number of color schemes chosen. A typical family home with 2 or 3 color schemes takes 3 days.

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What does it cost?
It depends on the size and complexity of the house as well as the number of color schemes chosen. We always provide a free estimate before starting work. A typical family home with 3 color comparisons costs between $200 - $300.

A small price to pay for peace of mind.

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Will you charge more than the estimate?
We do let you change your mind or try different color schemes in addition to what you originally chose. We will only charge you more than our original estimate if you change your project once we’ve started working and we will always notify you what the new charge will be.

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How can I pay?
You can pay by credit cards directly through our web site or by mailing a check or money order to us. Checks should be made payable to;

C&M Consulting
P.O.Box 293
Denville, NJ 07834

Remember to write your order number on your check.

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