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Predesign is the information gathering and analysis stage. It encompasses all work necessary prior to actually designing your home or space. During this phase, we formulate a detailed “program” which defines your needs and objectives. We consider function, image, preferences, spaces, and numerous other factors that affect how you use the spaces. We establish budgets and time lines. The quality of information we gather at this preliminary stage is critical to the successful completion of the project.
This is the conceptual brainstorming and exploration phase. We prepare preliminary layouts and sketches of rooms and/or furniture. A direction towards colour, style of furniture and furnishings, accompanied with photographs, samples etc. are presented for discussion. This stage sets the stage for refining the design. Preliminary pricing is begun as each design issue is approved. For the dental offices only, we take into consideration the existing dental chair equipment of each room to comply with the new concept idea. As well, we do consider the existing lighting natural or artificial which help us making decisions in regards of the ergonomics of space and color.
During this phase, we refine the conceptual design. Interior detailing, staircases, moldings, lighting and built-in cabinetry are designed. Plans and elevations are prepared. Recommendations for furniture and furnishings are made. Materials, fabrics, finishes, and paint colors are selected and presented. Pricing is completed for discussion and approval.
WORKING DRAWINGS & SPECIFICATIONS
Detailed drawings and specifications are prepared to reflect the design. These drawings are essential for implementation purposes. They define the technical information required to build what has been designed.
DESIGN COORDINATION & IMPLEMENTATION
During this phase we supervise the contractor and/or trades to ensure that the design is being implemented to the specifications set out as well as monitoring the quality of the workmanship. Shopping for items such as furniture and furnishings, window coverings, flooring, lighting fixtures, etc. is completed. Upon construction completion, we oversee the installation and placement of furniture, fixtures, and accessories.