Vashon Island & Seattle area Design
for those considering a remodel or renovation
Our design process includes a Menu of Services such as these tasks typical to most design projects:
Interior space planning
Kitchen & bath design
Cabinetry finish & style selection
Counter selection & details
Decorative hardware & supply
Plumbing fixture & appliance selection
Finishes such as tile, paint and flooring selection
Construction Drawings such as Floor Plans, Mechanical Plans, Interior Elevations
Cabinet Installation and job progress administration
We use this trusture to establish fixed fees based on the homeowners need and expectations, the Contractor performing the work, and the overall project scope. This format allows us to calculate a fee and payment schedule based on benchmarks of completion in the project.
Cabinets, Hardware & Tile
How I work on projects
For those considering a design project
It’s a three legged stool. You, me and the contractor. It’s going to be fun at first then your home will be turned upside down. There are thousands of articles and blogs on how to survive this. Here are my top words of wisdom;
You each get a non-negotiable from your wish list. Everything else becomes a compromise.
Have some additional funds for the surprises and the “OMG – I must have that!” moment. After the investment, both emotionally and financially, in the project you should not have the “I wish we had done that” moment at completion.
Be prepared to make decisions and commit to them. If you have uncertainty about anything - you need to say so before the hammers start swinging. Fixing things after the fact is just flat out painful for everyone involved.
Humans are involved. Unforeseen issues will occur in the construction calendar, delays due to product not being available, quality issues etc etc etc.