Our residential projects typically fall into one of two categories: either furniture projects or remodel and new build construction projects, although most of the time they include both. Because our firm has vast expertise in construction, most of our projects include some type of renovation. Each residential project requires that we take a careful look at the client's needs and wishes, as well as budget, timeline and unique characteristics. No two projects are exactly alike, so we embrace the individual needs of each client.
For commercial projects, we use the same organized approach with our 8-step process, simply replacing the personal list of our residential clients with a brand-based approach as the driving force. The design decisions are made with an emphasis on ideas that reflect the business and the brand of each company we work with. Our commercial projects include a hair salon, restaurants, car dealerships, law firm offices, recording studios, and executive suites.
Our design firm is known for working on development projects. This includes multi-family developments in the Los Angeles area as well as ground-up single-family home projects in which we work closely with real estate developers. Our focus is to bring a clearly-defined direction and identity to each project in order to meet the highest selling potential for the market. We are often hired onto these projects before they break ground or shortly thereafter. We typically start with a redline of the existing plans in order to review any necessary changes that would benefit the space, lighting or drop-ceiling plan. We then enter into the phase of designing all of the bathrooms and kitchens, including tile planning and cabinet details. We provide comprehensive specifications for all the finishes and conduct regular jobsite visits.
We are often asked about our process when we start a new project. We love this question because it is the answer that sets us apart: it is a well-oiled machine consisting of eight clearly-organized steps which eliminate the bottleneck and guessing game that often plague large projects:
1. Client intake meeting 5. Final pricing and bids
2. Team brainstorming 6. Procurement
3. Design development 7. Supervision
4. Client presentation 8. Final Installation
The process begins with an in-depth team brainstorming session about the different ideas and creative elements to be incorporated into the project. We discuss timelines, budgets, expectations, vendors, products, and how we plan to make the project the best it can be.
In our design development phase, we use a combination of AutoCAD planning, sketching, renderings and physical samples to explain our design concepts to clients. After all, design is a process and we need to work through an overall vision in order to get the most out of the project.
After the initial concepts are approved by the client, we move forward with final pricing and obtaining bids. We present all pricing to our clients for final approval so that they have a very clear understanding of the overall budget.
We then move into the procurement phase, one of the most important aspect of any project. We take an organized and detailed approach to placing orders with other companies in order to prevent errors, save money and create smooth communication. Because our professional team knows how to handle this process seamlessly, we save our clients time and money.
Last is the final installation - this is where the magic happens! On both residential and commercial projects, each finish material is received, inspected and held at our warehouse awaiting delivery to the site. We then coordinate one major installation, which includes delivery and the professional styling of each room. This is the most efficient method and the only way to ensure a spectacular outcome for the project.