What to expect when working with me on a full renovation

What to expect when working with me on a full renovation

If you thought interior design was just about picking paint colours and fabrics, think again.  Here I walk through what you can expect during a full renovation.

Stage one: preliminary concept development

  • Discovery Brief: summarize my understanding of your needs and goals for your review and feedback
  • Preliminary Concept Review – preliminary space plan, elevations and concept of proposed design
  • Design Concept Document (mood board) to illustrate design direction
  • Workflow Schedule – preliminary timeline for your project including estimated meetings, drawing and specification submission dates

Stage Two – Design Development:

  • Floor plan and elevations
  • Finishes – including flooring, trim and window coverings
  • Lighting fixtures
  • Furniture layout
  • Millwork design/drawings
  • Hardware selections for millwork
  • Selection of fixtures and finishes
  • Source all furniture, lighting, decor, paint, etc...

Stage three - Construction Documentation

  • Specification package - floor plans and elevations for any custom design elements or millwork
  • Light switch and electrical locations
  • Reflected ceiling plan - showing location of lighting
  • Finish schedule - spreadsheet showing all of the items of the design such as name, supplier, finish, colour, dimensions, cost, quantity, delivery date, image of item, etc...
Finishing Schedule
Reflected ceiling plan showing lighting and electrical

Stage Four - Project management

  • Site visits - One to two during preconstruction
  • Site visits - eight to ten during construction - both scheduled and unscheduled
Site visit during construction

Stage five - Post project client review

  • Meeting to go over the finished renovation

Get in touch...

If you’re considering a design project, please don’t hesitate to get in touch to chat about it.  Click here for all my contact info.

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