Step 1: Meet in Person
This is where we determine how I can help you, the scope of the design work, and your budget for the project and the design. This is also an opportunity for us to learn about each other and make sure that we are a good designer-client fit. It’s important for you to feel comfortable with my skill set and I want to ensure that I can provide you with the services you need. The initial consultation is always free.
Step 2: Initial Proposal
After we meet I will send you a design proposal. This includes a description of the project scope, design scope, fee structure, required deposit, and total estimated design time based on what we discuss in the initial meeting. This is a contract to be signed and returned with the deposit before our design work begins.
Step 3: Start Meeting
This initial meeting is meant to clarify the scope and develop a “Design Goals Schedule.” This schedule is a practical way to keep the design time on track, and gives clear direction on which tasks are priorities. After the end of this meeting, you will receive a copy of our Schedule, that will be updated throughout the process.
Step 4: Design
This phase includes client meetings, on-site meetings, email correspondence, design proposals, materials sign offs, and ordering. If the design is happening during a construction project, an introduction to the contractor is required. This is to ensure an open line of communication so that construction can go as smoothly and as quickly as possible.
Step 5: Project Management
Often overlapping the Design Phase, Project Management is on-site guidance meant to assist both the homeowner and the contractor in the implementation of the design. This step is crucial to having the design properly executed in construction and will take some of the stress out of the renovation process.
Step 6: Completion
Once our contracted Design Goals are complete, you will receive a complete digital package of all decisions, contacts, samples, and plans. Paper copy available upon request. If further design assistance is needed, you may choose to begin a new contract (required for permitted work) or “add-on” to the existing contract on an hourly basis.
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