The Remodeling Design Process


1. All zoning, health, and land-development issues are carefully researched prior to the start of concept design to ensure compliance with applicable codes and ordinances.


2. As-built information is prepared using a camera, tape measure, and laser-sighted dimensioning devices to ensure accuracy.













Sample Field Measure Notes


3. The as-built plans are then prepared, using computer-aided design software, as a basis for the design concept.






Sample As-
Built Plan


4. The concept design is prepared, including rendered floor plans (including suggested furniture layout to help indicate scale), and a 3D fly-around color rendering of the project. The rendering provides an easy way to see the addition in the context of its surroundings. Printed plans as well as PDF files are delivered/reviewed with the client.





Sample Hand Sketch





Sample Rendered Floor Plans





Sample Fly-Around Rendering


5. Concept designs are revised as per client's wishes/needs until 100% satisfaction (all at a fixed price, no surprises!)


6. The concept design is then given to a few local contractors to confirm a budget range; Further adjustments are made, if needed. This added step, a unique but essential cost verification process, ensures that the project remains on budget. 

7. Construction drawings are then prepared, leading to building permit acquisition and actual construction. Drawings are delivered in both paper and electronic form for ease of distribution.

construction drawing building sections Construction drawing sample
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8. Outline specifications are prepared to help in the product selection process and to ensure that all bidders are on the same page. We work with the client to include all relevant specifications-the goal is to have no change orders due to missing information!