WHAT TO EXPECT
Understanding the remodeling process greatly increases your peace of mind as this progresses through the various stages. I hope this page will give you an understanding of what to expect as we advance from the initial consultation through to the completed project.
My first visit with you is entirely without cost or obligation. That meeting will last as long as it takes to answer most of the questions you probably have about your project - usually in the range of an hour or two. What I won’t do is launch into a long-winded sales presentation. I don’t like to give them any more than you like to get them. By the time we finish this first visit, you’ll have an excellent understanding of the feasibility and potential that exists in your home. You’ll be able to face the decisions you must make with confidence; knowing that your chosen course of action is exactly the right one for you.
To a certain point, every minute we spend in the Design Phase pays big dividends in the finished project - in both creativity and cost-effectiveness. While I work hard at avoiding the trap of over-designing (we want to keep this as affordable as possible, after all), it's important to take into account all the variables that can impact the finished project.
It's not sufficient to simply point you in the direction I feel you need to go. A large part of my communication with you is educational in nature. I want you to understand the many options you need to consider and how each course of action affects the whole of the project. By fully understanding the issues, you can make informed, intelligent decisions. You'll avoid the fate of so many homeowners who spend thousands of dollars remodeling their homes, only to realize that they would do it differently if given a second chance. That predicament is not their fault. It's the fault of a careless designer and/or contractor.
The conclusion of the Design Phase is a set of plans that will show you exactly what you're going to get - in 3D, no less. At that point, you'll decide whether or not to proceed with construction and how deeply involved you want me to be with the process.
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My job is to work with you in hiring the best personnel who can fulfill the intended design. We'll collaborate on the most appropriate materials for reaching your goal - a logical balance between appearance, performance, and cost. The end result is intended to give you an outstanding finished product and the most "bang for the buck" possible.
I have been using Computer Assisted Design (CAD) since 1989. My current CAD programs allow me to create 3-dimensional views of un-built projects, enabling you to see your "after" views from virtually any angle. Click on any heading, to see an enlargement and further details.