by Lou Vaughn
Our services begin with your idea & objectives shared with owner Lou Vaughn at your home, as our free consultutation. Lou will confirm your project & budget objectives and then introduce you to the next steps which likely involve a design team, "working with you and Lou", structured of outsourced designing/product specialist in areas, i.e. cabinet styles, paint colors, flooring materials, wall finishes, etc.
Upon Completion of the design/materials selections, Lou will provide the final estimate, a descriptive contract, project start/completion dates and a open line of communication. We do charge a small hourly fee for the time involved in the designing and material selection process. This fee total will be applied as a credit to the overall contracted amount. We do not markup any of the materials you purchase from our referred designing/product specialist.
unique angles are used due to with each project type, there are differences. I have put together, in short, what our general design approach is and what it achieves. Some projects require more study than others, but all to some degree, require what I have here as follows:
Time spent in planning ensures that a project's potential is fully realized. Conceptual planning reviews the total building project. Master planning, feasibility studies, and conceptual estimates are some of the tools used to conceive a project.
Conceptual planning is the process of evaluating the multitude of alternatives to accomplish our clients' needs. This often involves over viewing and evaluation of a project. The evaluation process is the first step to achieving a superior end product.
Listening and talking to understand your goals, constraints, and your diverse needs, then, as a team, considering the various solutions is integral to effective planning. Understanding the needs of those who will ultimately use the space and translating those needs into alternate designs and solutions is the foundation of a successful project.
The above concept will get a project through the preliminary phase of the design and have it proceed to the architectural or draftsman drawings, if needed for any building permits when required.