We offer comprehensive design planning services starting with building a 3D computer model of your existing house (or just the area under consideration for design) or future new home. The model is like those that you see on HGTV or other design shows. We can use that model to test ideas and help you "see" what you would like to build or remodel prior to starting so you know how it will look related to your existing house or the building site. Because we work in 3D, you can understand how what you build will actually look and work from inside and outside. The model is totally interactive, so we can make changes and work on the design together so that you can see alternatives in real time. Once we have a design you like, we convert all of the drawings into a booklet full of schematic construction drawings, photos and other sketches you can use in working with a builder or to build yourself.
We generally start by setting up a meeting/interview, so we can hear what you are thinking and want to achieve. The meeting takes 1-2 hours and helps us understand how you live in the house and what your priorities and long-term goals are. Based on the interview, we better understand the project and know how much we need to "build" in the computer and can answer questions and give you a proposed cost. For the interview meeting, we charge $75 which is credited to the project if you decide to accept the proposal and move forward with the design work.