THE DESIGN PROCESS
Every successful renovation starts with good communication. This is why we take the time to sit down with our clients to discuss every detail of the task ahead. In this meeting we go over the scope of work, client style, needs, desires, budget, timeline, and any other information pertaining to the project. We encourage our clients to gather inspiration: paint colours, magazine clippings, fabric samples, tile or any other material that inspires them in preparation for this meeting. From the information gathered, we formulate a plan for the project and provide the client with our proposal for their review.
The cost of the in-home consultation is $250 for two hours of our time.
PRELIMINARY DESIGN PHASE
After a contract has been signed, we then get to work on the preliminary design phase. This phase involves preliminary drawings, conceptual space planning, colour schemes, and style options specific to the clients wishes. We use a 3D software to help the client visualize the potential of their space. This phase is where all the changes or tweeks are done to finalize the design. It is all about bringing the clients vision into focus.
MATERIAL SELECTION/CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS
Once the overall layout has been confirmed, it is time to decide on the details of the space that brings the clients specific style to life. This is the fun part! We source all the materials/fixtures needed for the space, organize them into coulour stories and bring them to the client for review. Simultaneously, we will be working on construction drawings that will be needed for trades to execute the clients vision. These drawings can also be used for application to the city should any permits be required.
During construction the designer will perform frequent site visits and liaison between the contractor/trades and client. To ensure the construction process is as smooth and efficient as possible, we do not begin construction until all materials/permits are available and the necessary trades have been scheduled. Please keep in mind that quality takes time. Your renovation will be completed in a timely manner, without compromising the quality of the finished product.