Services \ Design
▸ Requirements Gathering,
▸ Consult Specialist,
The design is used to communicate the renovation details to everyone involved in the project.
A design is made up of pictures and specifications. It shows what is to be built in concrete... objective terms.
Sometimes it is just a sketch. Other times it is pages of drawings and details.
Getting to a design requires a balance of communication and analytical skills, creativity and experience.
Early in every project there is a discussion about your needs and goals.
The design takes shape by translating these “wants” into specifications and drawings.
It is an iterative process, where we review-and-refine the design until
it captures the spirit of the original needs and goals.
1. Collect Requirements:
- Needs, goals
- Ideas from Internet
2. Consult specialists as needed
3. Prepare some initial designs
4. Review designs:
- Pros and Cons?
- Likes and dislikes?
- Add new requirements
♺ Refine Design:
Redesign and Review until OK.
☑ Final Design
As part of a project, we work together to create drawings for the Building Permits.
When a special beam, lintel or footing is required,
or if there are any doubts about a design element, we go to an engineer.
City of Guelph site
has excellent information about building permits and drawings.
"Just need Drawings for permit... I have a friend who can do the work with me."
Sure, no problem. Just pay for the time to prepare the drawings.
Usually sketches are provided with a project estimate.
You then decide either:
Pay project deposit to schedule work.
Drawings prepared for free.
- Drawings only.
Pay just for drawings.
- No thanks.
Go elsewhere for work.
You also still need to pay any Engineering fees, say to size a footing.
Same with any other Specialist, Decorator, etc.
- Started with builder's basement drawing.
- TV rec room with office area.
- Guest bedroom.
Builder Before Layout..
We can do better...
Create as-is Layout.
I put a 12"x12" grid on the floor so customers can sketch layout ideas.
Design in Progress (3D).
Nicer flow over builder's sketch.