We begin the design process by having an initial meeting with you at the project site. This first meeting is very important as we are there to listen to your ideas and desires for your project. We need a lot of information from you; verbal descriptions of your likes and dislikes. We also need you to provide us with images that express your style and vision of what you would like your space to look & feel like; magazine pictures, websites, photographs, sketches etc. as well as neighborhood information and/or HOA rules. The more thorough you can be the better we will be able to provide a design contract that best suits your project.
After the design services contract has been agreed upon the actual design parameters are developed. The existing conditions of the space or spaces to be changed are measured and recorded and “as -built” drawing plans are made. From these plans and the initial meeting preliminary schematic design drawings are made. We usually provide 3-4 schematic designs that will be discussed at length with you. We then further modify your selection to address any physical or aesthetic or budgetary issues raised. Once you approve the design, specific merchandise will then be discussed (i.e. cabinetry, plumbing fixtures, lighting fixtures, appliances, furniture, color schemes, etc.). A “master plan” is then completed and a submittal drawing set will be finished and given to the contractor and you for all permits necessary (if required). You will then have us order for you all necessary new merchandise specified for the new plan. When you receive your permits the contractor will schedule with you to begin the installation. We will stay involved and liaison with you and your contractor to assist in the solution to any problems or on site changes that may occur.