OUR DESIGN services
We design custom private residences of all types. From renovations to new construction projects, the Design Team is skilled at taking care of all construction documentation. With specialties in building technology, permitting, and zoning requirements, our skilled forces are disciplined and tailored to your project.
Personalized Kitchens & Baths
The two most complex and valued areas of every home need a certified professional to plan, design, and implement the project. Our Design Team are experts in their field. Along with our own locally-made cabinetry, your kitchen, laundry, exercise room, or home spa are customized to suit you and your lifestyle.
Boutique Interior styling
Customize your home with furnishings, window coverings, wall coverings, and art by securing pieces by local makers. Using our unique home-goods and wares online shop or one of our custom furniture lines, fabrics, or window treatments, our Design Team manages and installs everything.
THE THREE-Step Design Process
The successful design projects in our portfolio did not just happen. They have taken careful planning, skill, experience and extensive education. Our design process is value-engineered with flat-design fees which is adaptable for all types businesses and homeowners. We believe in streamlining the complicated processes into clearly measured phases for you.
The Design Team develops conceptual layouts in 2D CAD and strategizes to resolve the design concerns based upon your budget, timeline & style. We research & source products for the entire project at off-site showrooms & face-to-face at our downtown studio. The result is a set of preliminary schematic package that you can download and send to tender with pre-qualified General Contractors.
After a successful tender process, our Team creates 3D colour renditions and produces working drawings containing floor plans of space, lighting, electrical and fire-safety, interior elevations, detail drawings & sections, millwork shop drawings, & specifications. There are a few face-to-face design meetings at our downtown studio, and the result is a Project Binder with all your documentation.
During construction, we order all products and merchandise to coordinate with your General Contractor. during this phase. Our Design Team confirms electrical, plumbing & HVAC locations & quality checks the finish materials. Our role during this stage is to offer you the best insurance policy and reduce costly errors that otherwise would be missed.
GETTING STARTED ON YOUR DESIGN PROJECT
Booking An Assessment
Before design work can begin, it is important for us to understand our future clients needs, requirements, and site parameters. No two projects are alike so uncovering hot-button issues before we start work is essential for successful projects. The result is a detailed Proposal based upon the information gathered.
Although no drafting & selections are completed in this pre-phase service, an initial one-time nominal fee starting at $400 + 5% G.S.T. will apply. Signed Proposals will receive this fee at an initial credit toward services.
residential & commercial design services
As a full-service interior design studio, we offer comprehensive services to all facets of our projects. Our expertise and professional skills intertwine with Allied Professionals, trades, and qualified General Contractors. Here is a completed list of what we do:
- Site assessments & design programming
- Space planning
- Product & material research
- Product & material selections
- Appliance & equipment selections
- Plumbing fixture selections
- Project administration
- Order management
- Delivery & scheduling
- White-glove installation
- Coordination with Allied Professionals & Consultants
- Exterior residential designs
- Site plans (based off existing survey)
- Permit plans (Existing & Proposed)
- Partition & furniture plans
- Detailed kitchen & bath plans
- Construction & demolition plans
- Power & communication plans
- Reflected ceiling plan
- Interior elevations
- Detail & section plans
- 3D perspectives in colour renditions
- In-house shop drawings (a speciality)