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Our Design Process

Introducing…the Simple Process.

We really enjoy a simple, clear system.  It provides a “map” per se, to the successful completed remodel project that we are all aiming for.  We find that following this Design Process assures all of us that the relevant questions, selections, concerns, and communication are being addressed in a logical order.

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step 1 graphic1st  CONSULTATION  —  Meet with a DreamMaker Designer at the Design Center.  We will ask a lot of questions–carefully listening to fully understand you & your family, your vision and your fears.  Incorporating your dreams, space attributes and/or restrictions within a desired budget is the job of a qualified designer.  Let us take the burden off of you!

step 2 graphicHome survey  —  Our Designer will come to your home and complete a home survey, taking measurements and photos and looking for any structural, plumbing or electrical issues that could pose challenges.

step 3 graphicInitial DESIGN & PROPOSED BUDGET PRESENTATION —  Based on our prior discussions, we will show you design ideas along with a corresponding budget range that will incorporate your project objectives.  Hopefully, we have hit the mark and you are ready to formally start the detailed design process.  If not, necessary changes to scope of work or budget can be established before moving on. To move forward, a design retainer is required.  As we make this commitment, the defined scope of work with corresponding budget range ensures we all have the same expectations (hence, no surprises!)

step 4 graphicSELECTIONS  —  Our designer will guide you through the design and selection process, hashing through all of your ideas,  to bring your vision to life.  At this point we solidify the design all the way down to the sheen of the paint.  Most of the time, this is done within our showroom.

step 5 graphicCONTRACT —  Good communication!  The contract is an integral part of communication providing clear understanding for you and for us of the expectations of the project.  This will include start date, payment schedule, expected number of days needed to complete your project, and any necessary drawings and documents.

step 6 graphicAND THE FUN BEGINS!  —  This is when the action happens and we deliver!  We will schedule a Pre-Production Walk Through where you will be introduced to our Production Manager and the Lead Carpenter responsible for work in your home.  Your Lead Carpenter will be your main contact throughout the entire process; communicating daily work schedules and ensuring that the final product is all you envisioned it to be.


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