In the home remodeling process, design and product selection is the creative segment, allowing your personality and lifestyle to integrate and invigorate your project. This is the phase which takes patience and excellent communication.
Design meetings will take place at your home as well as the contractor’s office. Concepts, CAD renderings, and material options involve an exciting flow of ideas. Important considerations in the design will be directly related to your municipality’s code requirements. We invite our clients to begin this phase by composing their “wish list” and their “priority list”. Common threads will appear, but possibly in very different orders. We also encourage early, up-front conversation about budget, for this will also impact the wish and priority lists, design, and product selections.
The homeowner will have homework to perform, analyzing their wants versus needs. Is the current home layout being maintained, versus achieving a new efficient footprint? Family activities must be considered and incorporated into a balanced floor plan that works for all family members. Sustainable practices may allow existing materials to be recycled or incorporated into the new project (i.e. windows, masonry, plumbing fixtures). Aging-in-place factors (no thresholds, wider doorways and halls, lower countertops and appliances, larger hardware) encourage the homeowners to be forward-thinking for the long-term.
Prepare to take your time in this phase; details are your best friend. Visit your contractor’s preferred vendor showrooms to view fixtures, cabinets, counters, exterior materials, tile, and more. Specificity will provide you with a clear view of your project’s evolution.
From the “napkin thumbnail sketch”, to computer renderings, to submission to your architectural board…….enjoy this detailed journey.
When you’re ready, let’s meet and begin your personalized creative design process. Call a B&E expert 414-351-5558 or visit us online at; http://begeneralcontractors.com/
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Smart Remodeling Journey
Phase 2 =Design/Product Selection
Phase 3 =Meet your Team of Professionals
Phase 4 =Start Your Project