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!


Phase 1

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.

Step 1

  • 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

  • Take measurements & pictures for recording details

Step 2

  • 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


Phase 2

PRELIMINARY DESIGN

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.

Step 1

  • Floor space discovery & draw outline of walls

  • Visit site to confirm measurements & correct errors

  • Setting up online Idea Book for designer/client participation

Step 2

  • Research & Design brainstorming

  • Prepare Design Concept with space plan sketch & picture look book

  • Prepare guesstimated Project Budget and Timeline


Phase 3

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


Phase 4

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.

Step 1

  • 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

Step 2

  • 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

Step 3

  • 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


Phase 5

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


Phase 6

EXECUTION

At this stage you have two options to choose from:

  1. 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

  2. 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