We recently met a very upset couple who had taken the traditional design-bid-build approach. After months in design and paying over $40,000 in design fees, they received 'working drawings' which they took to market, getting contractor quotes that were more than double their stated budget of $300,000. Now the designer was going to charge them further design fees to rework the plans to get costs down.
In the design phase, we bring key trade contractors, experienced experts, into the process at the earliest opportunity. This brings realism into the planning process, so you can make informed decisions - earlier rather than later.