The most common engagement we have is a client who works with us to remodel their home. Whether this is adding an addition, remodeling existing spaces, adding a bathroom, etc. This is where our experience and training in interior architecture pays off. We can handle any and all kitchen designs, bathroom design, architectural drawings and permit set creation. While we do not act as a direct project manager for construction trades, we work with a host of fantastic builders who we partner with for each project.
To accomplish each project on-time and on-budget, while accomplishing our clients goals, we follow the follwoing process:
We meet and learn about your dreams for the project, your budget, timeline, family living needs, personal style, and more.
We take photos and measurements of your home and review architectural drawings and contractor estimates.
We share back-and-forth images, Pinterest-pins, sketches, and inspiration boards to start honing in on your design goals.
We create detailed document sets for the contractor so that items like cabinetry, custom built-ins custom furniture, tile layouts and lighting can be bid on and built precisely to plan.
We work with the project architect, if one is involved on the project, to maximize the drawings/plans they’ve already produced. We can add details to their original documents when required. Or add views, elevations, etc, they might not have produced.
We create electrical plans and elevations for electricians to ensure all lighting and switching is correctly placed.
We meet with the full construction team on site as client desires to make sure everything is tracking to plan.
Ultimately our mission during this phase is three-fold:
Make check in with the contractor regularly to ensure everything is built and/or installed the way it was designed.
Though we certainly wish construction was always a flawless process, remodeling involves tearing-down and exposing what’s behind the existing walls/ceilings/floors/foundations/etc, and issues almost always arise and adjustments have to be made. Our job is not to expect perfection, but rather join forces with skilled project managers, builders and artisans so we can, as a team, understand the issues as they arise, make informed decisions on how to adjust, and keep the project tracking towards competition on-time and on-budget.
And fundamentally, because the construction process can be stressful at times, we’re on call for you throughout to answer your questions and assist in any way possible.