Building Process

Pre-Construction Planning:

  • Space planning, flow analysis
  • Furniture placement
  • Lighting plan design and blueprint overlay including recessed can placement, hanging fixture placement, floor outlet placement and wall sconce placement, etc.
  • Assessing wall to window ratio for functionality of space
  • Assessing overall style and feel of the home
  • Evaluating kitchen and bathroom layouts for most efficient use of space
  • Assessing special ceilings on the blueprints and how they will be implemented

Consultations During Construction:

  • Making exterior materials selections – brick, shingles, trim colors, limestone accents, etc., all coordinating in color and style
  • Evaluating exterior elevations and selecting windows and exterior door/sidelights accordingly
  • Assessing exterior lighting for cohesive design.
  • Making plumbing fixture selections
  • Assessing fireplace needs, (gas or wood burning), functionality of design (raised or flush hearth), and materials to be used (brick, stone, limestone, etc.)
  • Designing kitchen and bathroom designs and layouts
  • Designing fireplace facades including mantles and surrounds, etc.
  • Designing built-ins including entertainment centers, bookcases, niches, etc.
  • Designing bedroom and ancillary closets including drawings and layouts
  • Selecting interior trim including:  interior doors; wainscotings; type of base; casing; and crown moldings, etc.  Design should flow with the rest of the style of the house – for cohesive design.
  • Assessing kitchen appliances designs and desires
  • Evaluating counter-top materials to be utilized
  • Rough framing walk-through for flow and space planning
  • Selecting interior lighting including wall sconces, single bar fixtures, hanging fixtures, pendants, puck lights in glass front cabinetry, under cabinet lighting, etc.
  • Designing bedroom and ancillary closets including drawings and layouts.
  • Selecting interior hardware, which is coordinated with other permanent metal fixtures already selected.  (plumbing fixtures, entry lock-set, etc.)
  • Selecting cabinet hardware that are functional and beautiful
  • Select the granite and finishes on the cabinetry.  These need to also work with the flooring selections
  • Selecting ceramic tile/marble/stone including materials, colors, finished, inlays, borders, etc for cohesive design/feel
  • Selecting hardwood flooring including species, finish, inlays, borders, patterns, etc., for cohesive design/feel
  • Selecting carpet including color, patterns, textures, etc. for cohesive design/feel
  • Assessing wallpaper, faux finishing, special wall finishes, wood finishes, iron finishes, etc

Consultations After Construction:

  • Selecting blinds, shades and shutters
  • Selecting, coordinating, measuring and manufacturing draperies and other window treatments
  • Selecting lamps and portable lighting accessories
  • Selecting furniture, either readily available or custom made
  • Selecting artwork and arrangements
  • Selecting bedding, pillows and accessories