Why hire an independent designer?
Having a designer on your team is one of the best things you can do to ensure the success of your remodel. They are your advocate and have a vested interest to create a solution that works for you. Plus, owning your own plans gives you the ability to get multiple quotes to compare.
During this complimentary meeting we will discuss your vision for the project. We will walk through your home, explore ideas and get to know each other. A design agreement with a small deposit is all that’s needed once you’re ready to move forward.
The first step is to create several concept plans. We review these on paper along with 3D renderings which are very helpful in envisioning the space. Working together we’ll arrive at your preferred layout. A set of detailed plans is then created including current and proposed floor plans, wall and cabinet elevations, electrical plans, and site plans if required.
Material and Product Selections
Cabinets, countertops, tile, flooring, lighting, hardware, plumbing… I’ll take the stress out of the details by narrowing down options and visiting showrooms together. Your selections are documented in a detailed Material Schedule.
At this point you are ready to present the design package to your builder. I can refer qualified general contractors to provide estimates if needed.
During the construction phase I am always available for plan edits or consultation to ensure your project is a success.