On this page you can learn about our unique 3-step process designed to set the right expectations at the beginning of any building project and minimize surprises when it’s too late to make a change. As Abraham Lincoln once said: “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”
In a nutshell, our process entails a mandatory upfront exercise called the Needs and Options Review that is essential in setting expectations at the very beginning of a project so that cost and schedule overruns are practically eliminated.
1. NEEDS & OPTIONS REVIEW
$500 - $1500 depending on complexity of project. We provide an initial consultation followed by a write-up of priorities and general scope
This critical first step helps our clients avoid many of the pitfalls common to design and construction projects going bad due to unrealistic expectations of how the process works – the cost, the time, the approvals process, the selections process, etc.
Use this link for a 7-minute video with a more detailed explanation. For unique
projects that are not a match for this process we provide hourly consulting services.
2. ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN
8%-12% of construction budget from Needs and Options Review depending on overall size and complexity
Using our online project management portal.
ENJOY YOUR NEW HOME AS MANY OF OUR CLIENTS ARE NOW DOING
"We will be forever grateful for the beautiful design and remodel of our home. It will improve the quality of our lives for many years to come!"
Steve and Diane - Brookline, MA