Our Process Is The Key For A Successful Renovation Plan
Planning is the key to any successful new home or renovation project. For over 25 years Stevenson Design Works has been providing our clients with award winning planning services using our Concept-2-Completion™design/build program. Stevenson Design Works is committed to making your remodeling project as effortless and enjoyable as possible. We do this by listening to your wants and needs. We will design, build, and manage your home renovation project using our Concept-2-Completion™process for renovation success.
We always begin by learning and understanding what our clients wish to achieve by renovating their home. Each project is a relationship that needs to be built on trust, mutual respect and clear communication. No project can be successful without these elements.
The Process Starts With Your Ideas
The Process Starts With Your Ideas:
Decide what it is you wish to accomplish with your project. Understand your needs and your goals. You can be specific – “I want a new and bigger kitchen and another bedroom”. Or you can be more general – “We need more room for our growing family”. Make a checklist of requirements and/or wishes of requirements for your renovation. This will help when developing a budget, timeline, selecting materials, and figuring out the layout. Then call or email us to schedule a complimentary design consultation.
We provide a complimentary Design Consultation and will meet with you to discuss the changes you would like to make. We’ll listen carefully to your needs and wants, offer creative design ideas for your project and share how our Concept-2-Completion™ process will successfully guide your renovation from start to finish. This consultation will also include an analysis of your project including building code or zoning issues, general “ballpark” costing and time frame for design and construction.
What You Have Accomplished
By having this consultation you will have learned a great deal. You will know if what you want to do is reasonable as far as costs and complexity are concerned. You will know how local bylaws and building regulations will affect your design. You will have a general idea of budget and whether or not it is affordable for you. You will have an idea of how long the project will take and what the impact on you and your family will be while the project is under way. This information should help you a great deal in making a decision to move forward or not.
Decide to Move Forward
At the end of the meeting we will provide you with a written quotation for the design fee based on the scope of work of the design. You can decide right then to move forward with the design portion of the program or think about it and decide later.Every project is unique so each one will have a design cost that can only be determined by sitting down with a prospective client and determining the scope and complexity of the design.
Create Custom Design Options for Your Home Renovation
After signing a Design Agreement, we’ll take the measurements necessary for generating the floor plan of your existing
house. Using your floor plan, our design team will create design options specifically for your wishes and needs. We’ll
present these plans to you at a subsequent meeting at your convenience.
Prepare a Detailed Plan for Your Project’s Success
Once your design has been finalized and all materials selected, a detailed scope of work will
be prepared to outline everything included in your project and the total associated cost.
The Designers will work with you to prepare all the details necessary for a worry-free
project. We’ll help you with many of the important selections – details like cabinet styles and
stains, tile, granite, appliances, plumbing fixtures, windows, flooring, and paint colors.
Everything is selected before construction begins to keep your project running successfully
You Choose How To Construct Your Project
You have many choices as to how you wish to undertake the construction portion of the project. One choice would be to
have SDW manage the construction for you. Acting as an Owner’s agent, Stevenson Design Works can organize choices for
a contractor who will be managed by a highly qualified Project Manager with many years of construction management
experience. Your Project Manager will follow a weekly updated schedule and plan, keeping you regularly informed on
progress. We will ensure all permits are taken out and passed, all workers are covered by Workers Compensation and all
proper insurance is in place. Your Project Manager is always available to you, and will have your safety and security in
mind every step of the way. Of course, if you wish to take the completed designs and complete the work yourself or hire
your own contractor directly, we wish you the best and are always ready to help and provide advice along the way.
Complete an Extraordinary Renovation on Time and on Budget
At Stevenson Design Works we believe that “planning makes perfect”. It’s the reason why our team follows our Concept-2-
Completion™ process for project completion success. We know that every project will present some challenges as every
house is unique and construction is as much art as it is science. Our goal is to make your home improvement experience as
comfortable and enjoyable as possible. And of course, every aspect of your remodel is backed by our full guarantee. From
concept to completion and beyond, we keep our promises and will continue Building a Tradition of Trust with our clients.