During this initial stage of the project, we identify through a consultation meeting the Client’s needs and goals. We discuss how the space will be used, what the furniture needs are, and what existing pieces should be incorporated. This is the time for Client’s to share any inspirational imagery they may have been collected and is often done via Houzz, Pinterest, etc. and shared with the Designer digitally. As part of this work, a separate “as-built documentation” effort will be scheduled to photograph and measure the existing space.
b. concept design
In the concept design phase, options are considered for both space planning and furniture layouts in scaled floor plans. When designing a kitchen or bath project, interior elevations of each wall will be drawn to help the Client visualize the space more effectively. This phase also includes preliminary finishes and materials to be presented.
c. design development
Once a final design direction has been approved, more details and refinements are added to the developing floor plans and elevations. Furniture, lighting, plumbing fixtures, interior paint, and accessories are being suggested and compiled for the Client’s review based on previously-discussed budgets and style. These pieces are presented with imagery but also hyperlinks attached for further information or Client ordering. This will be the time for any local showroom visits with the Client to further see fabric, tile, lighting and furniture before final purchase.
d. construction documentation
In this phase, drawings and details continued to be refined to provide the contractor with all information needed to build the concepts. A Finish & Material Schedule worksheet is also being developed to document specifications as decisions are made. This is an ongoing document that is updated throughout the project and shared with the Client and Contractor (and any appropriate sub-trades).
e. construction administration
This is the final stage where things are built and installed. The designer is often onsite during "installation" to ensure items are received in good condition, installed correctly, and that documents have been followed properly