MEET WTH PROPOSED CLIENTS TO DISCUSS PROJECT
We'll visit with you on site, get to know you and your home, talk with you about your goals and provide some spontaneous design ideas regarding how to transform your home. The meeting will give you an idea of how we'll approach your project, along with a potential project timeline and fees.
CONCEPTUAL DESIGN/DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT
This is the initial phase of the project where we explore the many possibilities for the transformation of your home. This exploration is based on our initial site visit and follow up conversations regarding direction, design theme, finishes, use, etc. We use imagery and sketches to convey design intent. This phase typically involves the manipulation of existing floor plans showing direction for the new use of spaces. It can also include sketches showing alterations to the exterior elevations, site plan and interior spaces. We often rely on 3D renderings to bring even more clarity to the design direction.
CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS/INTERIOR DRAWINGS
Once the Conceptual Design/Design Development Phase is completed we begin work on Construction Documents. These computer generated drawings include technical details that will be submitted to your local planning or building department. If the project is of a larger scale, we'll submit to the planning department first. Once the general plan is approved, we'll generate the necessary additional documents for your building permit set. These are the drawings that will allow you to obtain your building permit.
Along with creating your Construction Documents, we'll need to create Interior Drawings of spaces within the project. Depending on the scope of work, Interior Drawings are typically provided for, but not limited to, Kitchens and Bathrooms. However, they can also include Bookshelves, a new Fireplace, Laundry Room, etc. These Drawings will give a more informative view of these spaces and provide necessary details for your contractor to properly build and carry out our intended design.
SELECTION OF FINISHES
During the Conceptual Design and Design & Development phases we get an idea of not only how the house will function, but what it will look like. Running concurrent with the Construction Documents/Interior Drawings phase, we'll finalize all materials and finishes for your project. This is the "Selection of Finishes." In this phase we'll organize finishes per space and present them in a manner that makes sense to both you and your contractor. This will also allow you to see all of the finishes together, with simple, yet critical information. This information will contain color, size, vendor, price, quantity, etc.
OBTAIN BUILDING PERMIT
Once the Building Permit is obtained we'll continue to interact with you and your contractor(s) to ensure that our collective vision is executed as intended. We'll be on board until the very end to make sure your project is completed just as you had hoped!
ENJOY YOUR HOME - CONGRATULATIONS!
Once construction of your project has been completed you'll receive notification from the Building Department that the work has been done in compliance with your design team and governing building codes. The project is now "final" and you are ready to enjoy your recently renovated space(s). Congratulations!
Thank you for taking the time to understand how we work. If we can answer any additional questions please give us a call. We'll look forward to speaking with you about your project! And in review of our Process we've placed below some simple examples showing the typical steps taken from the beginning of the conceptual design to the completed space.