How it works

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Let’s Talk

It’s easy to talk to us. You don’t need to download an app and swipe right or left, just walk-in to your nearest DC centre and share with us your dreams, aspirations, family, and budget.

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Inspire us

Inspired by your requirements, by the next time you visit us we will keep a customised proposal ready including design references and costs of your designer home. Needless to say, we will leave no space for disappointment.

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Begin your journey

Sign up with DC by paying a nominal 5% of order value, and you are now on your way to a designer home.

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Meet your personal design alchemist

Join hands with our designer in creating a perfect design of your dream home and see how artistically your dream comes alive.

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Experience your dream home virtually

Who wouldn’t want to see their dream taking shape. Pay 15% of estimated order and we will bring alive your designer home in 3D or in Virtual Reality. You can then collaborate, ideate and help us design your home till you’re 100% satisfied.

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Let's start building

Move your order to production , pay 35% of your order value and see it come alive at our state of the art factory.

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Track your dream in just a few clicks

We will manage everything including quality, material control, site management, and importantly furniture manufacturing as per our stringent quality standards which you can track online. Just wow! Isn’t it?

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Your dream is out for delivery

Your material is ready for dispatch , pay the balance towards your order and our team will soon begin installation.

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You’re just a step away from your dream home

Our team of professionals now starts assembling your dream home, taking care at every step to ensure that each piece is perfect. All while you relax :-)

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Welcome to your designer home

Live happily ever after in your designer home, you worry about the next party you might throw to show it off and leave any maintenance to us with our warranty and after sales service options :-)

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The services we offer

Personalised
Designs

Budget
Management

Modular
Kitchens

Furniture

Project
Management

Online Project
Tracking

Space Planning

Mood Boards

Modular
Wardrobes

Vendor
Management

Soft
Furnishings

Personal
Happiness
Manager

Look
Customisation

Decor
Selections

Detail Shop
Drawings

Home
Cleaning

Kitchen
Counters

Support Pre and
Post Delivery

Virtual Reality
Views

Lighting Advice

Professional
Installation

Civil Work

90 Day Delivery

Wall Decor
and Painting

Site
Measurement

Ceiling
design

International
Finish Standards

Bathrooms

Transparent
Communication

End to End
Project Support

Site SWOT
Analysis

Electrical Work

Quality Check

Living
Rooms

Your
Personalised

Frequently Asked Questions

Ordering & how it works

navigate_next What does Design Cafe do?

DC is a full service professional interior design & build firm, led by Architects and focussed on providing Designer homes, that are personalized to Client's requirements, ideas and dreams at value for money prices. We aim to bring premium design and quality to the average home buyer.

navigate_next How does it work ?

The entire process is designed around giving you a custom home in your budget, we take care of every part of your home interiors while you kick back and relax. The process starts when you meet our awesome design time ( by booking a design consultation ).

To understand in detail how it works please visit the how it works page or click this link.

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navigate_next How do I place an order ?

Since each home is custom made, orders are placed after you meet our designer and get a customised design proposal tailor made for your home.

Book a Consultation

navigate_next How do I book a consultation ?

Booking a consultation is easy takes less than one minute, just click the " book a consultation" button on the top right hand corner of the page and send us your email and few project details , our team will then get in touch with you within 24 hours to fix your personal design consultation with our awesome design team.

navigate_next Where does the consultation happen ?

The consultation takes place at a DC experience centre near you * ( we currently serve only Bangalore, and our opening Mumbai soon ) . At the experience centre you can not only meet our designers but also touch and feel our amazing products and unmatched quality.

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navigate_next How will the interior designer help me?

Our professional interior designs are trained and experienced in creating designer homes that are aesthetically beautiful and functional within the client's budget. They will help you navigate through the maze that home interiors is, helping you understand how to best use your space, what colours will work well and even what kind of lighting to use. Our team will also help you understand various materials in the market and what is best suited for your home and needs. In the end you will be crafting a designer home using our professional expertise, making your everyday better.

Interior Design is successful when it is about how things work- and in the case of home interiors, it is finding a space for what you need in your life. That in essence is what Design Cafe will do for you.

DC Services for your home

navigate_next What services does DC provide ?

DC provides full service interior design and turnkey solutions for homes using state of the art technology and a professionally trained design team to create designer homes for people just like you. For a full list of services please visit our "how it works" page.

navigate_next Will DC design just one room ?

Yes, we will love to bring about change be it for just one room or your entire home, get it touch with us and we would love to help your design and build your entire home.

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navigate_next Do I have to pay extra for the professional design services?

No, Design services are free for Rooms that are part of the order.

navigate_next What does your professional design service include?

Our professional design services include the following services:

1) Customized design as per your requirements within the standard framework of Design Cafe modules.

2) Helping you visualize your space using base 3d modelling software.

3) High- Quality 3d renders for only Bedrooms, Kitchens and Living rooms which are part of the order with Design Cafe - you can see your home in 3d.

4) Professional design services will be provided for a period of 60 days from the date of sign up with DC with a free extension of 15 days in case of delays.

5) Electrical modification plans and false ceiling plans if the same are ordered with DC.

6) Material selection and recommendations for entire order with DC.

7) Lighting,Wallpaper and wall decor recommendations and selections as part of selection visits.

navigate_next When does the custom design process start?

The custom design process starts after you sign up with DC and have paid the 5% advance.

navigate_next How long does the design process take?

Since each DC home is designer and custom made for you, it takes between 15 -30 days to design based on your requirements and feedback. Your designer will give you a more accurate timeline at your first meeting.

navigate_next What is the design experience that DC brings to the table?

Design Cafe and it's team of designers have designed 1000's of homes across India and have won multiple design awards. Our homes have been featured in various magazines like Home Review and Society Interiors. All our designers receive quality training as to industry best-practices and trends to ensure you receive the best and most professional design advice on the market. Most importantly, we love creating homes and are passionate about what we do… creativity is our lifeblood and nothing gives us greater joy than a home delivered above your expectation.

navigate_next How do I know your designers are better than the rest ?

Design Cafe is led by award-winning architects Gita Ramanan and Shezaan Bhojani. With over 2 decades of design experience between them, the dynamic duo have designed home across the country and have been well-recognized, awarded and featured for their work and knowledge including keynote address at various design conferences around the world and on TEDx.

Their experience of working and crafting designer homes is now accessible to everyone through the DC design team which is personally trained by them. Their mission is twofold: to Democratize Design: to make it accessible to everyone irrespective of their budget and to create Designer Homes that are Inspired by the requirements, ideas, dreams & aspirations of clients. Each design goes through strict design scrutiny and checks to ensure it meets the high standards of excellence that DC stands for. You can rest assured that a home designed by DC stands out like no other.

Production & Installation

navigate_next What is the time frame of delivery ?

Our standard timeline for delivery is 90 days from the day of payment of 55% of total order value and design sign off. This includes procurement, production, multiple quality checks and installation by our trained team.

While we try to ensure that every home is delivered on-time, every time, due to unforeseen circumstances or disruption in the supply chain that is out of our control, there may be delay in some cases whereby we will keep you informed at all times and try our best to deliver as fast as possible.

navigate_next Site supervision

You no longer have to worry about going to site to check quality or progress, our trained team of project managers tracks everything and ensures that your home is delivered on time and with care. This is part of our service and costs are included in your estimate, that means you pay nothing extra for professional site management services.

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navigate_next Care on site

Our team takes utmost care to ensure that your home stays protected during our installation process. We can also cover all switches and flooring to ensure that it is protected to the maximum level possible. This protection is optional and chargeable at Rs. 25/sft of your flat covered area.

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Our trained team of installers take care of all your furniture and design-related installation, we design it - we install it. This is the best way to ensure that your home looks exactly like what was imagined. You no longer have to worry about unprofessional labour bringing your dream home to life, with DC: your home is in safe hands.

Materials & Quality

navigate_next Materials & Quality

We only work with the best brands from India and across the world. All our products are tested and developed with these brands to ensure maximum life for your home.

We also have stringent and documented quality control to ensure that each piece of furniture is delivered to match our high standards.

navigate_next Will you help us with Civil, False ceiling and electrical works also?

We at DC aim to bring you a one-of-a-kind Design & Build experience, which means we will do almost anything to bring your dream home to life. So you can relax and our team will take care of everything.

All extra services like civil work, electrical, false ceiling can be taken up by DC. These will be based on our standard fixed rates which includes labour management and installation on your behalf. The Final cost of these services will be made as per actuals after signup and site visits & measurements will be a part of your final estimate or bill.

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navigate_next Post Sales service

Facing an issue with your interiors post-occupation? Not a problem: our team is just an email or phone call away. We have a dedicated Client Happiness team that will help solve any problems you may face and will continue to provide you with after-sales service in line with our warranty policy. So you can relax not only during, but even after you move in. Our Relationship with you is for life.

navigate_next Dedicated happiness manager

Your happiness is of the utmost importance to us, which is why you will have a dedicated happiness manager from the moment you sign on with DC ( that's right… we have people who measure your happiness :-)) Any time you feel the need, please reach out to them and they will work with the concerned team to solve any issues with the level of service you get at DC.

navigate_next What materials do you use?

At DC we have tested certain materials and finishes which we believe work best for Indian conditions and we work only with these materials. All our fixed furniture is offered as standard with plywood carcasses. For a detailed reference of materials and brands we work with, please check your estimate or ask your dedicated designer to share the list.

navigate_next Which are the brands you work with?

At DC we work with only the best national and international brands sourcing directly from them: Hettich, Grass, Merino, St. Gobain, Asian Paints and Greenlam are a few brands we work with. For a detailed reference of materials and brands we work with, please check your estimate or ask your dedicated designer to share the list.

Pricing

navigate_next My first estimate - what does it contain?

Every DC estimate is based on your first interaction with our design team and captures your basic requirements. The price is calculated based on the floor plan shared by you or available online, which means that the sizes are tentative and subject to change based on actual measurements or a change in requirements.

navigate_next Do you have a standard per sft cost?

Since each unit is custom designed and may include many moving parts, we do not have a standard square foot cost. Our costing is generated by our in-house software that ensures fair pricing for all our customers and is based on an individual unit basis.

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navigate_next How is pricing calculated ?

Each product is priced individually based on its size, its design, the material finish and hardware used as well storage options. The prices are generated dynamically from our software based on your custom design, giving you full flexibility to create designer homes.

Payments

navigate_next How do I make payments to DC?

At DC we accept payments via cheque, online transfer or through your credit or debit cards. Account details for online transfers are as below.

If you wish to pay by bank transfer, payments will be made to: Account/Beneficiary Name: GS E-COMMERCE PRIVATE LIMITED Bank Name: HDFC BANK LTD, Account Number: 50200013742052 Bank IFSC Code: HDFC0000053 Swift Code: HDFCINBB

navigate_next Do you have an option of EMI payments ?

Yes, we do :-) , please get in touch with your designer and they will help you process a loan from one of our financial partners.

Warranty

navigate_next Duration

Product warranty varies from 1 year to Lifetime warranty please check your product document at the time of order or your warranty card.

navigate_next Terms & Conditions of Warranty

The warranty is applicable only to modular furniture made and installed by Design Cafe which specifically carries the warranty.

A valid proof of purchase or warranty card must be shown to avail the warranty.

Upon approval of warranty claim, the product will be repaired or replaced with the same or comparable product with a value not higher than the price of the original product purchased.

Due to material and finish variation the replaced product may not be an exact replica of the installed product and there may be some variation due to batch differences in laminate, veneer or any other used material.

In the event that repair work has been done to a product without any authorisation from Design Cafe, the product's warranty coverage is automatically void.

All modular furniture does not automatically come with a 10 year warranty, products with 10 year warranty will be specifically mentioned as such.

Warranty terms and conditions are fixed, non-negotiable, non-transferable and only benefits the original purchasers of the product.

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navigate_next This warranty is not applicable

To products or furniture that have been stored or assembled incorrectly, used inappropriately, abused, altered, misused, or cleaned with wrong methods of cleaning or cleaning products or material.

Unusual wear and tear, scratches, cuts or damage caused by impacts or accidents or by abnormal or unintended use of the product or furniture.

If products have been placed in a humid environment or if the products have been used for non-domestic purposes or outdoors (unless otherwise stated).

To consequential or incidental damages.

The warranty is not absolute and is applicable only on the modular wood work.

Our quality control teams decision on warranty validity or damage is final and binding on the purchaser.

How it worked for them

Palak & Vishal's

Thanks a million for the just amazing & timeless design.. backed up by qualitative execution...

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You are the true recipient of the the innumerable appreciation showered on us by family & friends... DC has added glitters to our life in more ways than one... Best wishes for your future endeavours.

Chaitra

Thanks so very much Design Cafe for designing our dream home, the finished home looks so much better than expected,

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we have no words to express.

Mr. Harsh

My experience with DesignCafe's Whitefield Experience Centre was very good.

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High quality products are used overall in the project. Feedbacks and concerns if any were solved immediately. The design team was very nimble and accommodative to our requirements. One of our key expectations was to complete the project within compressed timelines, which the execution team did achieve without delays. The entire process was very methodical and professionally managed, hence I would definitely recommend DesignCafe to anyone who is in search of designing their dream home.

Mr. Pavan

DesignCafe understood requirements perfectly and their design solution was apt. DesignCafe executed

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the renovation project while we were staying in the house without causing any trouble to us. The final outcome is great and suitable to every family member. My friends and family who visit us are in awe and do not believe that this is a 40 year old house. Thank You DesignCafe - you made our lives happier.