STAGES OF THE DESIGN PROCESS

INITIAL CONSULTATION

The design process begins with an initial design consultation. During the consultation the clients desires including design style, lifestyle, budget and schedule are discussed. Various ideas will be discussed to help the client better understand how to reach their desired design goals. If the client wishes to move forward to full service design a proposal letter detailing scope, fees, schedule and steps in the design process is prepared. Once the contract is signed and returned the full design process begins. A consultation typical takes 2-4 hours depending on scope and size of the project and is based on an hourly fee.

 

FULL SERVICE DESIGN PROCESS

I. SCHEMATIC DESIGN

Concept to basic design outline. The site is measured and photographed with an active exchange of ideas with the client. The client is encouraged to show us images they like, and we make suggestions as to how the aesthetic and functional requirements can work together. We provide design options and concepts through images, space plans, elevations, material samples and additional drawings required to convey design ideas.

 

II. DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

Refine design concept with specificity and detail. Specify materials, dimension and detail interior architectural elements including decorative wall constructions, ceiling treatments, interior lighting design and layouts, built-in millwork, cabinetry and architectural trim. Detailed design drawings are developed to convey the design intent to all construction contractors and consultants. Additionally, appliances, plumbing fixtures, decorative lighting and decorative hardware are comprehensively specified. This stage also includes cost estimating and end with written client approvals.

 

III. CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS

Create the drawings and specifications required for design and construction of the project. On extensive remodels or additions collaborate with architects to provide insert drawings needed for permits and building set. In purely interior design projects such as a kitchen and bathroom remodels and decoration projects can provide the drawings required for permitting if when needed.

 

IV. CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION

Site visits and meetings with contractors, consultants and clients to review the construction process to make sure the project is being built according to design drawings and specifications. Review of all contractor and vendor-provided submittals: interior architectural and furniture shop drawings and any finish sample packages. Visits are also made to vendor workshops to maintain the quality control when necessary.

 

V. FURNITURE, FIXTURES AND EQUIPMENT PROCUREMENT AND INSTALLATION

Purchasing and coordination of warehousing and delivery of all items ordered throughout construction process. Final step is supervision and styling on site of installation of all selects of Furniture, Art and Accessories.