Our 5 Step Process
It’s not hard when someone else is doing it for you. And when we’re doing it for you it’s also fun! Over years of experience we’ve learned that these five steps are the key to getting a project done just right.
1. Project Kick Off
Lets get started on the right foot.
We'll iron out all the details to avoid surprises during the project. We want to make sure we're all on the same page and ready to undertake a rewarding project.
First we'll need to get organized. We'll develop a project schedule outlining key milestones (deliverables, meetings, approvals, and payments).
Contract & Notice to Proceed
At this step we'll present you with a simple and clear contract that outlines the project scope and project schedule. We'll need you to sign the contracting provide the first payment.
Programming & Info Gathering
They say "measure twice and cut once." We take this to heart by gathering information to make your project great. We will learn more about your needs, tastes, and preferences. We survey and research all project spaces and apply any applicable condo, association, building and zoning requirements.
It all starts with a concept, an idea that will guide us throughout the entire project. This will inform all decisions big and small.
We will present our design ideas using three dimensional images, material samples, and drawings. During this exciting point in our project you will be able to visualize the finished room.
4 Get it Done Right
At this step, we put all our design decisions on ink and paper. We draft all the drawings and specifications that the contractors and or vendors need to execute the design. We also make purchase orders of all the items that we need to purchase to complete your project.
Bidding & Purchasing
During this step we will send our drawings to bid. We will them meet with you to walk you through each of them. We will also make all the purchases and coordinate deliveries. Items may be delivered and stored at our warehouse until you're ready or they may be delivered directly to your home.
We will observe the project during construction. We will schedule regular site visits to meet with contractors and check on installations. We will be there to keep the constuction moving towards the design intentions.
5 Finishing Touches
We will draft a punch list for all contractors and vendors. A punch list is a document prepared near the end of a construction project listing work not conforming to contract specifications that the contractor must complete prior to final payment. The work may include incomplete or incorrect installations or incidental damage to existing finishes, material, and structures.
The final step is styling. We will come with art, accessories, and accents. Our team will arrange all the furniture, puff your pillows, decorate your shelves, and place candles and fresh flowers so that you can start enjoying your new space.