Residential design begins with a conversation and ends with detailed drawings that are ready to bid and build.
Schematic plans: At our first design meeting we will walk through your spaces and discuss what works and does not work, what your goals and priorities are, and what you have in mind for budget. I will measure and photograph the areas involved (and adjacent areas) and draw the existing on CAD, then begin reconstructing the space to improve aesthetics and function. The new layout is presented to you in plan as well as in 3D renderings so you can visualize the new space. We will likely do a little revising of this plan until you’re satisfied with the general layout, and then your schematic drawings will be ready for getting realistic estimates from a contractor (Larry, if he is available for your project and timetable, or any other contractors you choose.) If estimates are coming in over budget, we can take a look at cost-saving measures and revise the layout if needed.
Contract Drawings: Once estimates are in your budget ballpark, we will begin to focus on details such as types of finishes, cabinetry details, and lighting. Schematic plans become contract drawings as I add finer dimensions and notes about equipment and finishes, trims, and any additional drawing sheets needed for permitting or design clarity.
Interior Design Assistance: Many of our clients enjoy visiting showrooms and choosing colors and materials on their own, but if you have neither the time nor the inclination to make these decisions on your own, I can help you on an hourly basis as needed.