Process

Our Proven Process Saves Time, Money and Headaches.

Remodeling can be a very confusing and frustrating experience. In 30 years of business we have found that proper planning and professional design can make it a fun and exciting experience.

We prefer fun and exciting, don’t you?

While we work with several architects and designers, many of our projects are developed with our in-house designers using a two-phase design approach.

Initial Consultation

You’ll meet with one of our skilled in-house designers to discuss your vision for your home. Your designer will want to get to know how you will use the space, understand your style and get an idea of your budget for the project. We’ll also discuss some potential design ideas.

We’ll take all of the information gathered at this meeting and develop a preliminary budget and planning agreement for your approval.

Conceptual Design

Upon execution of the planning agreement we’ll begin conceptual designs for your space. During this phase we will be documenting existing conditions in your home, photographing the space and measuring all of the areas that will be affected during the project in order to prepare “as-built” to-scale floor plans. Conceptual floor plans and 3D renderings will be developed. Your floor plans will incorporate all major space planning components including cabinetry, appliances, fixtures and furniture.

Once we have developed a design that meets your approval we will provide you with an updated budget (with allowances for your product selections) and a construction proposal, which indicates your commitment to proceed with construction of your project. We will also submit drawings to any HOA or architectural review boards as needed for approval.

 

Design Development

Once we’ve received your signed construction proposal, we’ll reserve a start-date for you on our project schedule and begin working with you on product selections for your project. Your designer will guide you through the selection of appliances, cabinets, tile, light fixtures, and more. Any structural engineering requirements will be worked through. We’ll do on-site evaluation with our construction team and trade partners, to help minimize any “unknowns” we may encounter during the construction process.

All plans will be updated and further detailed to include your product selections, exterior elevations, and interior elevations of all major cabinetry areas. We’ll also develop electrical plans with proposed fixtures and locations as well as heating and air plans showing supply and return locations. At the conclusion of this work you will be provided with a firm price for your project and final contract documents for your signature.

 

Contract and Permitting

This is the final stage of project planning before moving into construction.

Once your contract is signed we’ll begin purchasing any special order building materials required for your project and we will prepare and submit plans to the appropriate municipality for permitting.

 


 

For clients that are technologically inclined, we offer a secure online portal where you can see progression photos, approve change orders, and check the build schedule.

Have Questions? Feel free to contact us.

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