· First Meeting
· Client Vision and Needs Development
· Concept Development
· Design Development
· Selecting Fixtures and Finishes
We meet with you on site to discuss your plans, to find how we get along and possible ways we might work together.
Client Vision and Needs Development
Once we agree to work together, we push your boundaries to better learn the look and feel you are after, as well as the form and function, further identifying your needs and exploring the budget you are prepared to work with. At this time, a hazardous material investigation is required if your home was built before 1990. A digital land survey may be required as well. We then do in-depth site investigations and prepare measured drawings.
Concept drawings are prepared to capture the identified elements. In a back and forth review process, your requirements will take shape while working within the site constraints, municipal regulations and budgetary target. If a variance is required for the desired concept, the required documents are created and variance application is made. Each step proceeds only with your approval.
The focus is now on refining the chosen design. Design assist trades and suppliers are identified and introduced to you. Preliminary drawings are prepared: site plan, floor plans, sections and elevations. These drawings have full dimensions; identify material types and location of windows and doors. When you are satisfied with these drawings, we review them with you relative to the budget and projected schedule. With plans, budget and schedule approved, you are ready to apply for your Building Permit. During the Permit approval process, we attend to any questions by the Permit Authorities.
Selecting Fixtures and Finishes
We work with you in selecting all finishes, such as plumbing and electrical fixtures, doors, windows, cabinetry, countertops, architectural moldings, tiles, specialty finishes, flooring, paint, bathroom accessories, etc. This involves visiting supplier showrooms, having specialty contractors in, reviewing brochures and researching web sites. The projected budget and schedule are revised to reflect your selections. Then, with your approval, we move ahead with construction.
· Substantial Completion and Follow-up
The Building Permit is obtained. The work crews and contractors are notified of the schedule. Items requiring a long delivery time are ordered. A pre-construction meeting is held with you to review your expectations and concerns. Last adjustments are made to the plan to make certain it works for you.
Now the onsite work begins on your home. Equipment, tools and supplies are delivered. The work crews arrive and the transformation takes place. The project is closely monitored for how the job is proceeding relative to schedule, approved budget and adherence to specifications. Throughout this stage there will be regular meetings to keep you fully informed on the status of the project.
Substantial Completion and Follow-up
At this time your renovation is ready to be used for its intended purpose. We take you through a review of the entire project to ensure that we have accomplished everything that you expected. Following this, we attend to any remaining issues or adjustments and then follow up in 45 days to ensure that everything is in order. Then in one year, we do our final inspection to be certain everything is working properly.