Until it was clear what the scope of the project was going to be we avoided spending time working out the details. Once the scope is clear and everyone is comfortable with our direction, we’re ready to make all the choices that will create the look and feel of your home. In other words, its time to go shopping!
Having established our budget framework we can begin making product selections with comfort about their cost. The context allows choices. As we make selections, if we desire a more expensive product here we may choose to balance that choice with an acceptable bargain over there. One by one we make selections and quantify them in our project documents. Our goal is to identify every element of the project so they can be ordered and installed as needed, while assuring that we stay within our budget goal.
As you shop, we guide. We rely on your taste in color, texture, and form to lead us toward a cohesive material palette. We respond to and comment on your choices, helping you understand how all the pieces will come together to create a delightful whole. We keep an eye on what’s already at work in your home’s architectural vocabulary to assure integrity with our choices. As we agree on the products to include, we document the choices in the drawings and written scope that will guide construction.
While you are shopping, we are busy adding detail to our plans. We create drawings that display how your new space will look, document its engineering and mechanical systems, and produce details that insure that everything will be built as planned. We annotate our written scope to accurately describe every element. Throughout this process we continue to practice our habit of meeting and listening to each other, sharing the goal of clear communication to insure we end up building just what you want and need.
At the conclusion of this process we arrive at our design destination. We have in our hands a set of plans and specifications to produce the project we’ve spent hours of hard work and thoughtful consideration creating. We have a contract to construct that project at a cost that everyone understands and is comfortable with. We are ready to begin building, confident of the result.