At Your Side Each Step of the Way
Working Together, Down to the Last Detail
Whether you are about to build a home or remodel, it can be one of the biggest adventures you take but you don’t have to do it alone. NW Home Designers is here to guide you each step of the way; designing what you need for the budget you have.
Our Motto Is: Design that works Beautifully.
Our Specialty: Listening to our client’s projects scope and showing them what their projects look like before construction ever begins.
Our Passion: Bettering the lifestyles of our client’s through well executed design.
Our Clients: Love our attention to detail and outstanding design skills.
Consultations: Are perfect for the client who is ready to get started designing their project and wants a well executed design plan.
Initial Meeting at the home/project site: This meeting is complementary and typically lasts for about 2 hours. It gives us the opportunity to see if we are a good fit and it gives me the chance to see the space in question or plans for a new home.
Contract/Hours: Once we have a solid scope of work, we can assess how many hours it will take to design and create the necessary documents. We charge hourly, but estimate the total amount of time that will be needed. A Design Agreement is created stating the scope of work, estimated hours, and deposit.
Measure: Once the Design Agreement is signed, a date is set to measure the home/space in question along with taking pictures. This can take from 1 to 2 hours depending on the total scope of work.
Design Meeting: A design meeting is scheduled approximately 2 to 3 weeks once the measurements are taken. This meeting can occur in your home or online in a virtual meeting. During this meeting you are walked through the design(s) both in plan mode and in a 3D mode using our state of art computer design program. We have found walking our client’s virtually through their new space brings YOU into the design and together we can makes changes/updates while you watch! This allows you to make decisions faster/easier (because you can “see” what it looks like) which also keeps our design time down. When we work together we can create some beautiful spaces…and it’s fun!
Selections: Now we get to make fixture and finish selections. We find most of our clients fall into one of three categories: 1. Go the the showrooms together and collaborate on selections, 2. NWHD makes selections based on client’s likes/dislikes, photos, online ideabooks, etc. 3. You make decisions on your own and if need be, go over selections with NWHD. We are flexible and know everyone makes their decisions differently.
Working Plan/Documents: Once the design is settled on and most fixtures/finishes have been made, the Working Documents are created. This comprehensive set of drawings are complete with information and details that any contractor or DIY’er can work from.
- Plans: As Built Plan, Design Options/Plans, Electrical Plans, Cabinet Plans
- Elevations: Interior and Exterior
- Details: Cabinet Trim Details, etc
- Perspectives/3D Images
- Help and/or make selections (material, finishes, fixture and paint)
- Finish and Fixture Schedules
- On Site Design Consultations, ongoing Design Project Management.
Design Consultation: If you just need someone to help with paint colors, countertop ideas, etc or for those who are working as their own contractor or designer, this one time visit can help solve some of those design problems, help with a design strategy or get that second opinion on materials. NWHD provides this in a two hour onsite meeting at the fixed rate of $250.00.