The first step in our process is to meet with you in-person to discuss your ideas and understand your needs. This is the time to bring your photos, floorplans, Pinterest boards and any other wish list ideas you want to incorporate into your project. We’ll be offering our own ideas as well as addressing any questions or concerns you may have. We will take basic square foot measurements of the space and provide a rough estimate for the total project cost based on similar projects we’ve completed. Let’s take this opportunity to get to know each other, discuss pricing, and determine if we’re the right for you!
Custom Floor-Plan Design and Detailed Budget Breakdown
Our next step is to create a custom floor-plan design, detailed measurements of the basement, and an accurate and detailed budget breakdown for the cost of the project. These scaled drawings will then be used to produce an itemized proposal that includes every cost, including building permits and inspections, materials, finishes, touch-ups, and allowances for each selection. We charge a $250 design and proposal fee that is non-refundable for this service if we start the process and take measurements during the initial consultation, or $425 if we schedule to come back at a later date or time. The fee will be credited to the accepted proposal if we move forward.
We will have the completed design and proposal ready to present within 1 week from the day we take measurements. Our proposal will be presented to you via email or in person, where we will provide copies of the floor plan drawings and our itemized proposal for you to keep.
Once you’ve decided to move forward with us, we want to make sure you’re in the loop every step of the way. to the project management portal where you will make selections (toilet, faucets, flooring type and color, paint colors, etc.), view the schedule, message our team, view the budget, propose changes, make payments, and more! You’ll also be able to stay on top of expenses and when your payments are due. Have any questions or concerns during the project? Easily contact us through the portal and we’ll get back to you right away. We ask that all selections are confirmed at least 3 weeks before the start date.
The First Day
The first day will start with site prep; we’ll install floor protection along our path to the basement, mask off our work area in the basement so prevent dust from escaping, deliver materials and neatly stack them downstairs, and setup the laser to mark out where the walls will go.
Final Walkthrough and Payment
As we get close to finishing up the project, your project manager will setup a meeting to go over every part of your project and “blue-tape” any items that may need to be corrected. We'll walk you through the operations of your new fixtures, features and appliances We’ll also discuss our warranty process in the case that any issues arise with your home after we leave. The payment of the remaining balance is due.
We stand behind our work! We provide a complete 12-month warranty on the full project and all the materials we supply. Our performance standards are based on and often exceed the latest NAHB Residential Performance Standards. Our office will contact you just before 12 months of the warranty period to see how you are enjoying the work we performed for you and see if there is anything we need to adjust or repair.