Initial Consultation and Design Proposal
We will visit your home and provide an initial estimate for design. We will discuss with you the scope of work and your ideas so that we may provide you with an accurate fixed cost proposal.
Whether you are adding more space for your growing family, adding a master suite addition, great room, garage, or a new space to house your dream kitchen, we can assist you with every aspect of the design.
Remodeling / Space Planning Design
Not looking to add more square footage or additional heated living space, maybe because you donít have the room or are just looking to update the look? We can assist you with updating your current floorplan layout without adding any additional square footage, with the advancements made in structural lumber and steel, walls can be removed and rooms opened up to create a more open floorplan. Looking to add a porch or other non heated living space such as a sunroom to freshen up the look, we can help there too!
New Home Design
Whatever your taste or style, we can assist you in designing your dream home. With better and more stable materials available today the possibilities are endless.
Kitchens are the heart of todayís homeís, they are the central hub for everyday activities and family gatherings. If you are thinking about renovating your kitchen, consider hiring a professional who is skilled, believe it or not designing a kitchen is not as simple as it may seem, there is an immense amount of decisions to make, besides the cabinets, you will most likely need new countertops, appliances, floor covering, lighting fixtures, electrical, plumbing and probably some carpentry labor and installation of all these items, this can cost upwards of $30,000 or more, do you really want to trust this to someone who wears an orange or blue smock that is being paid $10.00/hr and probably has no formal education or experience in designing kitchens? There are many things to consider when designing a new kitchen besides how it will look, like how many people will be cooking, the size of the family and the amenities needed just to name a few. We have an 8 page design questionnaire that covers every detail so that we can provide you with the best design possible.
Passive Solar design has been around for many years but has become a common design practice for us since the cost of energy has risen to new highs. We have taken a new approach to this with our professional CAD software. We have the ability to show you how the sun will relate to your design at any time of the year, all in 3D!!
Most states only require this for new homes, it is a calculation of all insulated wall and floor space and is compared to the amount of fenetration you have, meaning doors and windows that can be a means of air infiltration. This report ensures that your home meets or exceeds todayís current R-value and U-value energy code requirements.
Our project budget guide is a quick cost calculation of your project and is designed to be used when acquiring bids from contractors. It helps ensure that you are receiving fair bids for your project. It is not meant to show an exact cost for your project but rather give you a range of what you can expect the cost to be based on the average cost of construction today.
Other Design Related Services
Over the years we have formed trusted and valued relationships with many types of other design related services, such as Structural and Civil Engineers, Surveyors, Interior Decorators / Designers, Landscape Design and Lighting Design. Whatever your needs we have the resources to help you with your project.
Construction Documents (Plans)
Construction Documents (plans) are the most important part of the design process as they dictate how the design will be assembled and with what types of materials. There are usually anywhere between 8 to 12 pages depending on the size and scope of the project. Upon the completion of the plans we upload to our site a high resolution PDF and provide you a link that you may use to make sharp copies every time as well as email off to contractors or product suppliers for pricing.
Need assistance finding a contractor? We can help! Once we determine the scope of work for your project we can recommend a professional and reputable contractor that we think would best fit your needs and personality.