1) Mutual Assesment Phase
We have two complimentary meetings where we get to know each other, we call this our mutual assessment phase. The first meeting is held at our office where we introduce you to our design process, production system and what makes us different. The second meeting is held at your home where we hear about your goals, tour your space, listen to your current design ideas and what you already like about your home. This is a complimentary design session that introduces you to how we work.
After these two meetings, you will understand our design, budget/estimating and construction processes, as well as have some initial design ideas to think about. From here we will discuss your budget, and if all parties are comfortable, you will sign a design agreement and we will begin designing your dream home.
DESIGN & BUDGETING
2) Project Feasibility Phase
The next step is to measure your existing home or project site. We then create dimensional plans of your existing property, (if we are remodeling). From there we can use these plans as a base to start designing options. Next we create several design concepts to accomplish your project goals. This is a “back and forth” stage in the process, where you may take ideas you like from one floor plan and incorporate them into another. You’ll also be making decisions about what aspects of the design are most important to you and how much budget you would like to allocate.
Permitting and interior design
3) Design Development Phase
Once you select a floor plan, we prepare a detailed preliminary estimate to give you a more solid cost. After the cost and floor plan are approved we move onto creating detailed architectural plans while you begin working with an interior designer to select finishes. When the plans are complete, we work with the city to acquire permits for your job.
4) Building Phase
Next, we present you with a construction contract detailing every part of the build and a construction completion certificate where we sign off on a construction finish date. Then we do the following:
Prepare a project schedule, collect all design/construction documents, and contract all sub-contractors
Introduce you to your on-site project manager who will be leading your build
Prepare the project site for construction
Manage your project as it moves from demo to finish with weekly updates and planned walk-throughs with you, your interior designer and project manager