new construction & remodel
Is it time to update that outdated kitchen or bathroom to make them look and function for your needs today?
We provide full, turn key service for new construction, room additions, outdoor kitchens, kitchen & bath remodel, full home remodels, kitchen and bath refresh and closet expansions . We have made it our mission to work with some of South Sounds artisans and suppliers to bring you the very best products and service. We start by visiting your home for a consultation where we assess your needs and wants for your space, and discuss the perfect layouts, materials, finishes and overall solutions. We then present you with accurate 2D drawings, full schematics and materials selections to help you visualize your finished kitchen, bathroom and other spaces. We take care of all the details, including site visits, to ensure that our plans are being carried out according to the exact specifications. The result will be a space that is beautiful, functional and comfortable for you and your family to enjoy for years to come.
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Design Phases For New Construction and Remodeling
We pride ourselves on producing quality craftsmanship and a seamless design process for all our projects. This takes careful planning and skills, and extensive design knowledge and education to consistently deliver a beautiful and functional space for our satisfied clients . We bring value - from our design concepts, to the approved plans to managing the budget, and acting as your onsite project overseer.
Our New Construction and Remodeling Service can be broken down into four phases:
Consultation & Assessment
The first step is to visit your home for a consultation and site assessment to help determine your needs for the project. No two spaces are alike and the assessment is a very important step to uncover what is important to you, any hot button issues, and your style and functional needs. This is a working appointment that lasts up to two hours, where we provide you with ideas, recommendations and guidance for the project. We will talk about layouts, materials, budgets, timeline, trade resources, priorities, our letter of agreement, and how we work and communicate with you during the design process.
Schedule a Consultation and Assessment to get the process started
Conceptual & Schematics
Our design team develops conceptual 2D layouts to strategize and resolve any known issues, as well as to address your style and functional needs based on your budget and time-frame for completion. We present these ideas to you in person onsite; walking through all the features and options. One revision is included. We deliver a full set of schematics that you can present to your qualified contractors for bids.
This phase is billed at a flat rate based on the project size and type.
We are happy to work directly with your General Contractors or recommend our trusted trade resources.
The next step is to select the materials and finishes for your project based on your style and functional needs. We have relationships with some of South Sounds, as well as the nation's finest suppliers of cabinetry, hardware, countertops, flooring, lighting, plumbing, appliances and wallcoverings. We will schedule meetings at our trade showrooms or bring samples to your home. To make the best use of your time, and streamline the process, we pre-select all finish materials for your approval. We will schedule a special slab yard visit to choose countertops(if requested). We complete a "Selection Sheet" with all your approved selections carefully documented, down to the grout color. You can share this information with your General Contractor for materials ordering.
One revision is include
This phase is billed at a flat fee depending on your project needs.
Project management & Site Visits
This is an optional part of the process if you would like for us to oversee trades, liaise with your General Contractor to maintain the integrity of the project, and ensure that the right materials are being installed. New construction and remodeling projects are very involved, and it helps to have a checks and balance system to keep the project on track. The idea is for everyone involved to work together for the common goal of producing a beautiful, and high quality product that you will love, and enjoy for years to come.
We will make regular site visits and walk throughs - either weekly or twice per week and provide you with a written report of site conditions, and any communications with the General Contractor. We can also meet with you on site if there are change orders or other decisions that need to be made.
This phase is billed in time blocks in advance based on your project needs.
How We Work With Trades
The design process is complex, with many moving parts, and lots of decisions to be made. One decision impacts the other, and if not carefully managed, can end up being a disaster. We understand this, and we want to make the process easy and fun, with an amazing end result. We are very flexible, and we work with trades a couple different ways. Trades refer to contractors and contractors who will carry out any work related to fixed elements in your home. Example - carpenter, electrician, painter, sheetrock installer etc. We do not act as general contractor for these trades.
These are the two different ways we work with contractors and other trades.
Working With Your Existing Contractors
You already have a team in place for the renovation and remodeling of your home, but you would like to bring us in to help streamline the process and provide our expertise from a design standpoint.
Here is the typical process:
An initial site meeting with you and your general contractor to scope out the work. We determine what our responsibility will be.
We provide you with an addendum to our existing interior design agreement. This addendum outlines the scope of work for our involvement with the remodeling phase, and any management fees associated with it.
We can provide all layouts, floor plans and elevations or review and redline existing plans
Materials and paint color selection and detailed selection sheet provided to you and your contractor.
Meeting with you and your general contractor to review all the materials selections, and determine who is responsible for procuring materials.
Materials procurement and delivery to site .(Optional)
Project oversight where we make periodic site visits to ensure that construction is being carried out according to the plans we created. (Optional)
Regular communication with you and the general contractor, and providing written reports on site conditions. (Optional)
Working With Contractors We Recommend
As part of the amazing service we provide you, and in an effort to streamline the process and make things easier, we work with a network of qualified contractors and sub-contractors that we will recommend if you do not have an existing relationship with contractors. This is strictly a resource that we offer, and you are not obligated to working with our recommended trades.
Here is the typical process:
An initial site meeting where we introduce the general contractor or trades person, and you can conduct your own assessment and interview.
If you decide to hire our recommended trade, and only after you have a signed agreement in place, we will conduct a site meeting to scope out work to determine what our responsibility will be.
We provide you with an addendum to our existing agreement outlining the scope of work for our involvement in the remodeling phase and the management fees associated with it. We also ask that you sign our checklist which confirms that although we are recommending the contractor, they are being hired by you.
We can provide all layouts, floor plans, elevations and review/redline existing plans
Materials and paint color selection and detailed selection sheet provided. We make regular site visits to verify materials and make sure construction is being carried out to our design.
Materials procurement and delivery to site.
Project over sight.
Regular communications with you and general contractor with written reports.
Are You Just Looking For Help At Your Builder's Design Center?
Are you just looking for help with selecting interior and exterior materials and finishes for your new build?
Take us along to your design appointment with your builder's design center. We have many years of experience helping home buyers choose just the right interior and exterior finishes for their new homes.
If your builder does not have a design center, we can meet with you at our suppliers' showrooms where together we can choose your finishes. We work with a network of great suppliers for countertops, flooring, cabinetry, plumbing, lighting, etc. offering quality products for your home.
For just a small investment, we will help you to confidently choose the finishing touches for your new home, that you and your guests will love!
A minimum of 4 hours billed for a selections meeting at your builder's design center or our showroom. Appointments can be broken into two sessions if you prefer. Travel time may be additional
A completed Selections Sheet with details on all the finishes selected for your home
We are happy to meet with your builder for a separate meeting to review your selections. A minimum of two hours will be billed.
Are You A Home Builder or Investor Looking For Design Assistance?
We provide design service to production, custom home builders and remodelers in the South Sound surrounding areas. We assist your buyers with selections for their new home.
Wood, tile and stone flooring
Granite and stone countertops
Bathroom and kitchen wall tiles
Carpet, carpet pads, and rugs
Doors and Trim
We have relationships with some of South Sound's finest suppliers to bring our home builders and their buyers the quality products they desire at the best prices possible. We make it easy and convenient for buyers by being there to guide them through the selection process.
More reasons to choose us:
We not only focus on the beauty and function of your new construction project, but we also focus on the value of your investment.
We guide you through the process from start to finish, taking care of every single detail.
We work with South Sound's top trades-people, contractors and artisans to make sure that your new construction project is just as you dreamed it would be.
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We focus on our homebuilders objectives to create a memorable design in a timely manner within budget. We offer homebuilders:
Pre-Design consultation and demographic research to identify the target market
Presentation including: color boards, PowerPoint presentation, and design schedule
Interior and exterior specifications
Theme/memory point creation
Interior architectural detailing
Built-in furniture designs
Custom bedding, window treatments, art, and accessories
Walk through with builder
Builder follow up
A quick reference guide of what is included in our New Construction and Remodeling Service
We bring our design expertise and project management skills as needed on your project. We work with your chosen general contractor, or we are happy to recommend our trusted design/build professionals and skilled artisans and trades to ensure a successful completion of your project.
Here are some of the things we do for you:
Site assessments and programming Full residential design plans
Space planning and layouts Detailed kitchen and bath plans
Materials, finishes and product research Construction and demolition plans
Materials and products selections Reflected ceiling plans
Appliance selections Interior elevations
Site visits and reports Detail and sections plans
Order management and tracking 3D renderings
Delivery and scheduling Construction/shop drawings
Coordination with trades professionals All specifications
Coordination with consultants
Coordination with building designer or architect for site plans and permit plans