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Design Process

Our promise is to make the design process as efficient and positive as possible. Whether it is a design for your client, a new model home, or any number of other projects our design process is one that incorporates listening to the needs of our clients. The following is how our design process works from the initial meeting to the final drawings that are ready for your builder or contractor to use for construction.

Our design process varies depending on the project. For most custom homes, additions, and remodels, the following design process is a guide to how the project will proceed. For other projects, a specific design process will be laid out with you. Call us today and let us know what project you would like to get started.
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Initial Meeting 

This is a no charge, fact-gathering meeting to: 
Determine type and scope of project.
Style of design
Site information
Conceptual home price range
Conceptual design price range
Other design information

Agreement For Service 

An Agreement for Service will be given to you spelling out the scope of work for your project’s design, the number of design meetings needed to review the drawings, and the cost for the design. Depending on the request for service, the Agreement will be tailored to fit the scope of work you needing for your projects.
Design Meetings

The design meetings are set up to meet with both your client and you so all parties are kept on the same page.  This helps keep efficient communication between all that are involved in the design of the project.  The number of meetings that are needed will vary depending on the complexity of the project.

Pricing

Once the design is completed at the final meeting, the plans will be sent to you for pricing.  During the pricing process, if you have questions you can always contact us to get clarification.

Construction Documents 

Once your client is in contract with you, we will finish the plans for construction documents as spelled out in the Agreement for Service.

Additional Steps 

There are optional steps that can be added to the design process.  A 3D rendering (a JPG of a particular view), panoramic (live interactive 3D from a fixed point(s) in your project, or walk-through (animated walk-through video of your project) can be added at any time. 3D is a great way to better understand your project and what it will look like. It can help you make design decisions and can help convey design ideas to others. It is also great for showing family and friends what your project will look like. This option can be done either as part of the design process upfront and the cost will be on the Agreement for Service, or this can be done later in the process to give a visual representation of your project. An estimate will be provided for the additional cost of this service.