EVERY SUCCESSFUL PROJECT BEGINS WITH A DETAILED PLAN
GETTING TO KNOW YOU
Before jumping into the design process, we like to get to know how you live; your entertaining style, likes, dislikes, and your wish and must-have lists. We'll ask how you want your home to look and feel, and will include some less-common questions to provide opportunities you may not have thought of.
Together we’ll evaluate each area and review any idea photos you’ve collected.
We’ll share our expectations of each other, and we’ll talk about your budget.
Here, the overall vision and design direction of your new home will start to take shape.
THE "TO DO" LIST
Next, to further define our responsibilities, and to make sure we understand your expectations, we'll create a customized scope of work and a detailed plan of action.
Here, a general timeline is established and an overall budget is outlined
IDENTIFY OUTSIDE CONSULTANTS
If a project requires the services of an Architect or Contractor and you don't already have one in mind, we are happy to make recommendations.
Having a cohesive team who works well together can make all the difference!
WHERE WE DO OUR 'MAGIC'
Our first step of the Design Process is to prepare a preliminary conceptual layout for the project. We take the information we learned from you, add complementary ideas or suggestions, and then meet with you again to make sure our vision is aligned with yours.
SPACE PLANNING AND DESIGN DEVELOPMENT
With the opportunities and constraints of your property in mind, we'll thoughtfully allocate space to best achieve your vision and priorities.
In this phase, the overall layout and location of each space is clearly defined.
ELEVATIONS & FINISH DETAILS
From the overall layout we'll create elevations with specific details for millwork, lighting, plumbing, hardware, stone, tile, and hardware. Included in this phase is interior and exterior architectural detailing, a lighting plan, material, fixture, and finish specifications, and all finish schedules. When it comes to meticulous details, this is one place we believe that "more" is definitely more!
We offer a cohesive design from interior to exterior
with hardscape and pool design, and landscape review and detailing services.
'INNER BEAUTY' IS IMPORTANT TO US
The finishes of beautiful home may be the first thing people notice and appreciate, but at Dwellings we believe that even the true beauty of a home comes from within.
We put much thought into not only how a home will look on the surface, but how each area will be experienced, and how it will make people feel.
We consider how natural light, airflow, people, and pets might travel through a space, and we aim to provide plans that will maximize the opportunities of any given property.
Although our projects may have a variety of aesthetics on the exterior, they all share a common theme of being comfortably elegant, casually refined, and decidedly unpretentious.