In the steps below, we illustrate what is involved in the initial design process. Please review and then also take a look at the "Build Process" tab for completed details of the full construction process.
Our at home consultation is an opportunity to get to know each other. We come to your home free of charge to determine your goals, design ideas & budget for your project. We gather basic information for a conceptual design (survey, pictures, general measurements, etc.) and schedule a return visit to your home or office to review our ideas.
At the follow up consultation, using Chief Architect 3D technology we will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the design, leaving you feeling confident in the results to come. A preliminary project budget based on actual numbers from our vendors is presented and reviewed.
Cost to you: FREE
Finally we prepare full construction documents including architectural, structural, electrical, mechanical, plumbing and typical details. We help guide you through the selection process for the finish schedule which can include cabinetry, flooring, plumbing, and electrical materials.
Next we determine field measure and develop as-built drawings of existing conditions. Research of regulatory & legal requirements is done to guide the project design and scope of work (zoning, FEMA, etc.) as well as a schematic floor plan incorporating elevations is drawn up. Existing electrical, HVAC, and plumbing systems as they relate to the project are also evaluated. We finalize this step with a more detailed cost estimate for your project.