Design, Build, Inspire
Our Design Process
Our design projects always start with a design consultation. We engage our clients in the design process right from the beginning. It’s about getting to know the client and asking a series of questions to help define the goals and objectives for their projects. Essentially, this becomes the ‘wish list’ from which we will base our initial design. This is a critical step you can’t skip over as it often includes a site visit to talk about design goals, budget and the project scope. The existing space is measured and photographed.
In the schematic design phase, we review the existing floor plan and will focus on developing one or more design solutions. This includes exploring various options and their related costs. This phase will incorporate furniture layouts, space planning, cabinet selections, finishes and materials.
An option is selected, and the design is further developed. All final revisions are documented. We guide you through the final specification schedule, which will include materials and products specified for the project. This will include structural layouts, cabinet specification and kitchen/bath layouts, finish schedule and final color palette with associated products. The budget is reviewed and finalized based on the design and the materials selected.
Specifications & Drawings
Once the design concept is complete, we begin the process of transforming the design concept in working documents and we assemble specification documents and schedules that provide clear instructions to your architect and general contractor. We present you with any additional materials to support our schemes through presentations that may include hand sketches, renderings, and 3-D models.
During this stage a detailed line item schedule is presented, and we review the responsibilities of client, designer and contractor. The Scope of the project is reviewed to ensure accuracy of the project. The construction schedule is prepared which includes start date and the targeted completion date so that the agreed timeline is secured.