Our projects reflect each client’s style and personality because they’ve had an integral part in exploring design ideas. We feel clients get the best end result when there are opportunities to compare and contrast design ideas, with plenty of time to review during meetings. We are good listeners and also understand how to present information to foster collaboration.
Three design phases will take you from your beginning ideas to a set of construction documents.
After evaluating several general contractors to remodel and update my house, I hired Home Style Builders to do the work. I felt that they offered the best level of experience and quality of workmanship for the money. Remodeling a home can be an expensive and stressful experience, but David and his team did an excellent job of keeping me involved throughout the process and managing the entire effort professionally. I’ve since used them on other, smaller projects around my house and wouldn’t hesitate using them again in the future.
We’ve completed a wide range of project types, from new construction, to remodels and additions as well as restyling and face-lift projects. We’ve designed unusual projects, including a footbridge and a “car cave” for a collection of antique cars. Please take a tour through our portfolio. Each project is a reflection of the owner’s tastes and lifestyle, but we think you’ll see the same attention to detail that is common to all of our work.
- Schematic Design: First we listen to the goals and priorities for your project. We’ll create 2 or 3 design options that satisfy the design requirements. Options are important – often the best solutions come out of the compare/contrast exercise of reviewing the plans. We also create 3D computer models so you can easily visualize the design. Revisions are included in the process – we’ll strive to make the solutions ideal before we move on to the next design phase.
- Design Development: In this phase we design the details – cabinets, lighting, exterior materials and more. We also start the finish and fixture selection process and incorporate choices into the design as we go. Our interior design services are tailored to each client – we’ll provide help with finishes according to your needs. The resulting set of drawings is used for contractor preliminary pricing and we’ll assist with the pricing process, whether it’s negotiated or a bid process.
- Construction Drawings: After pricing we make adjustments as needed. “Value engineering” can reduce the cost of a project without taking away from the overall intent. Let’s make sure money is spent for the best value. Another layer of information is added to the drawings for permit and construction. Permit reviewers need to see code related information, and builders use the drawings to communicate with their subcontractors. Construction details that require more information are carefully drawn. Finally the construction drawings serve as part of the builder’s contract. We take our role as graphic communicators seriously.
- Construction: It’s exciting to see your project take shape. We are available for construction administration; questions come up and there may be a few final selections that need to be made. We work well with builders and are happy to be involved. We want the experience of building to be what it should be – an enjoyable journey. Once the project is complete, don’t hesitate to ask for help with the interiors and landscaping!
Wondering about fees and time frame? Give us a call at (310) 291-2797 so we can talk to you about your project.