Our Process

How we help you achieve your goals
Our Design-Build Process

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    Getting Started

    • Take a tour of your home and listen to your needs, wants, and dreams.
    • Discuss project investment & timeline.
    • Dive deeper into our process and answer any questions you have about the project.
    • Sign a design agreement
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    Design Phase I

    Conceptual Design

    • Measure the work area and create as-built drawings.
    • Create a general scope of work & budgetary estimate.
    • Dive deeper into the details & the “why” of your project.
    • Develop conceptual drawings based on your goals.
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    Design Phase II

    Design Development

    • Collaborate with our design team to select finishes, fixtures, and fine details.
    • Create detailed drawings using the materials selected.
    • Introduce trade partners to the jobsite to ensure smooth construction.
    • Update the scope and budget based on materials selected and trade partner discoveries.
    • Consider a rough timeline for construction.
    • Sign Construction Contract
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    Design Phase III

    Construction Documents & Preparation

    • Obtain necessary permits
    • Meet our production team prior to construction start.
    • Confirm construction schedule.
    • Finalize all selections and drawings in preparation for construction.
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    • Regular communication with the production team to keep you informed and ensure your project turns out exactly how you imagined it to be.
    • We manage and inspect all of the work at each step to make sure construction meets our standards.
    • Your designer will periodically meet with our trade partners to discuss expectations and ensure your designs and details are as envisioned.