OUR DESIGN PROCESS
With our easy step by step design process we take the guesswork out of your
next home design project. We put an emphasis on reaching your goals by
collaborating with you and keeping you involved at every step.
Our 6 Phase Design Process shows how we start our Full Service Design Projects from the very wee hours of First Introduction, Discovering style, facts & figures and then Planning for the Design work to Design Progress, working in a way that is streamlined, easy to understand, and leaving back no stone un-turned, or no ideas un-ventured.
In each of the Phases of the Design Process we break our work further down into Action Steps so you get a feel of everything that we do and how your project is handled.
Our policy is being transparent in all details of the process, maintaining constant follow up & timely updates, and having all your queries answered to your satisfaction.
We pride ourselves in working closely with all our clients, maintaining a very open communication line, and actively interacting with clients and trade associates to produce a spectacular end result. Any time you need we are available to hand hold you if needed and surprise you with a principle of over deliverance!
Please scroll below for details of our process and steps. For any questions we are a phone call away!
Design Discovery & INITIAL CONSULTATION
At this first meeting, we get a chance to look at your space, understand your design needs, likes and personal style. We then evaluate your space: take photos, measurements and take into account existing items that can be reused in your new space. After this vital information is gathered, we sign a mutual agreement and start our design work.
Design Discovery Questionnaire filled out (Online)
30 min phone intro session
Meet for 90 minutes for space walk-through, discuss needs
Talk about Design Style, Areas to design, Investment amount
Tour your space and offer Solutions, Discuss your vision & direction
Write out Scope of Design w/ progress steps
Present - Design Estimate & Design Agreement
Bring in Specialized Services for any Structural changes & Permits
Present, Discuss, Agree on all Services, Costs & work collaboration
Sign Agreement & obtain Design Advance to start work
We get creative and formulate a design concept for your space. This may include drafted floor plans showing furniture & cabinetry layouts, material swatches, furniture pictures, lighting recommendations and a selection of color schemes. We also prepare a preliminary cost estimate for products for your project.
Floor space discovery & draw outline of walls
Visit site to confirm measurements & correct errors
Setting up online Idea Book for designer/client participation
Research & Design brainstorming
Prepare Design Concept with space plan sketch & picture look book
Prepare guesstimated Project Budget and Timeline
DESIGN CONCEPT PRESENTATION
We present our design plan for your space with our recommendations for material options as well as color choices. You get to play with the color chips and material samples we bring and actually get a feel of the finishes we recommend. We listen to your feedback, record any changes you suggest and finalize the design details with you.
Meeting for Design Concept Presentation
Present & discuss Design Scheme, Layout, guesstimated Budget numbers for products, demo & build
Take a first look at colors boards & material samples
Receive feedback from you & prepare for revisions and changes
FINALIZING THE DESIGN Parameters
At this stage we use your feedback to draw out the final designs for your project. We prepare a final drafted floor plan with all the layout details, measurements, 2D elevations with dimensions, 3D renderings of your space, all required construction and millwork drawings, material specifications for different surfaces in the space, as well as color and material board with your final choices.
Rework on layout to make changes necessary
Rework on concept using your feedback
Make detailed drawings w/ dimensions
Prepare Elevations, sectional details & 3D sketches
Prepare required Millwork Drawings
Prepare Color Schemes & Material Boards
Present all design details
Discuss before & after changes to design
Get your feedback & fine tune design
Check drawings and site for measure corrections
Last minute tuning & Get your Sign Off
Start & continue product window shopping - check out textures & finishes
Selections of color, shapes & material for surfaces
Revisit budget numbers for product & Construction
Obtain estimates from vendors & trades
Prepare Design Specifications & Schedules
FINAL DESIGN CONSULTATION
This is where you actually see your new space coming to life. We walk you through all the details of the finalized design and material choices. You get a chance to visualize your finished space with all the color and material choices in place. At this point we also present you with the budget breakdowns and final project costs.
Computer Presentation of Finalized Designs
Virtual walk-through of your newly designed space
Colors, materials & shapes come to life in 3D renderings
Final discussion on all choices for design, color, materials etc
Final discussion on Budget numbers and adjustments
At this stage you have two options to choose from:
Have our team do the full renovation or installation of your project where we bring in certified specialists to do the work and you relax back to enjoy the final outcome.
Rehearse Construction Budget, estimates & quotes
Project Management outline & charges
Prepare Construction & Timeline Schedules & start site visits for trades
Help you in ordering products, track orders & ETA, note back orders, discontinued items and the need to re-select.
Monitor order changes by you (client) & 2nd revisit of Budget numbers if required
Start demo & move to Installation
We provide you with the shopping list, help you shop for products at our designer costs (where applicable) + a fee to cover for our time in the shopping process, provide on-site supervision to review work progress while you take up the renovation or installation process with your chosen contractor.
Prepare Shopping List Document with price & product details
Hourly charged Shopping Service at presented rate
Onsite Supervision offer & charges
Refer to any additional trade help if required