Our Process

Stage 1

Introductions & Inspiration

Give us a call! We’ll meet to discuss your vision, talk budget and walk you through our process. From there, we’ll prepare a preliminary budget and our design inspiration for your project.

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  • Give us a call – we’d love to meet you!
  • We’ll setup a no obligation meeting to discuss your vision and find out if we’re a good fit for your project team
  • You’ll learn about our process and what makes us different
  • We’ll compile a preliminary budget
  • We’ll create a Houzz idea book inspired by your project
  • We review and discuss the preliminary budget and design inspiration
  • We take a deposit with your approval to proceed to the next stage

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Stage 2

Planning & Design

During this stage, we gather more detailed requirements and establish an initial design direction. We’ll provide you with initial designs, a budget range and estimated timeline.

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  • We make any adjustments required to the preliminary budget based on input from our last meeting
  • We visit your space to take measurements and photographs
  • A space plan and preliminary design concept are developed
  • We meet with our Site Supervisor and the rest of our project team on site to confirm our design concepts are feasible
  • Design and construction teams collaborate to adjust designs where required and confirm a project timeline
  • We meet to review preliminary design concepts, budget and timeline
  • We value your feedback at this stage to help us refine our designs in the next stage

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Stage 3

High Level Designs

We use your feedback to refine your unique design and start confirming the details. The goal of the phase is to establish a clear design direction and working budget that we can use to kick off the construction phase.

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  • We refine initial designs to high level designs based on your feedback
  • Finishes are selected
  • We present you with the high level design
  • Design layouts are finalized
  • Our project team provides an updated estimate based on high level designs
  • The preliminary budget becomes your working budget, which can be adjusted as you require to take advantage of opportunities and efficiencies that arise during construction
  • You’ll receive final designs and working budgets for your review and approval
  • The construction kick-off date is set
  • We meet to sign the project contract and take a deposit for the next phase

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Stage 4

Construction

This phase is where we really shine. Instead of the design team just handing the keys to the construction team, we work closely with construction and you through this entire phase. We’ve proven that this collaborative approach has the best results.

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  • A detailed schedule for the construction team is developed
  • All products are ordered and prepared for construction to begin
  • Building/development permit applications are placed
  • We meet with you prior to construction start to review detailed plans and preparation progress
  • The site is prepared for construction
  • Work is underway
  • Weekly meetings with our client, design, and construction are scheduled to review progress, and discuss any opportunities, ideas or challenges that have arisen
  • We provide regular scheduling and budget updates during the process
  • Change orders are issued for all changes effecting budget and scope to ensure the process is easy for you to manage
  • Construction is completed and the space is cleaned
  • We invite you for a post-construction walk through
  • Any deficiencies are identified and managed

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Stage 5

Wrap Up!

Overview: Welcome to your new space! You’re back home and we’re applying the final touches.

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  • You’ll review the final working budget
  • An invoice is issued for the closing balance
  • We meet to review and discuss the project
  • We setup your new space with furniture and décor
  • Photos are taken of the new space
  • Celebrate your new space with a glass of bubbly
  • Refer us to your friends

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