Phase 1 “Designing”:
This is, of course, one of the core areas. Our job as an interior designer is to help guide you through that process. Our job is to give our client the best possible design. We can while keeping cost in the budget and on schedule. We will review our drawings, floor plans, elevations, sketches.
Phase 2 “Decision Making”:
In this we will be meeting with different vendors, research websites, talk to existing contractors who have renovated, etc.etc. By the time we finally narrow down our options and find the best contractors that fit just right we may have to spend anywhere from 1-2 weeks making that decision or even longer. It is better not rush through this phase.
Phase 3 “Products & Permissions”
We will visit showrooms, look at samples, decide on colors, textures, finishes. We have to say, this is really not a phase we want to rush through either. Usually, this process takes an average of 2-3 weeks but could vary depending on the project. Renovating a home or office is a major undertaking and one that most people do only once or twice in a lifetime. Giving yourself enough time to work with our designer to explore design ideas and concepts is well worth it.
The timeline to receive permission is always changing but you are pretty safe in allowing 3-4 weeks for a project to be approved. Products like plumbing, tile, countertops, cabinetry, lighting, etc… all have different lead times. Some things could be stocked or transported quickly, and others items like cabinetry could take an average of 6-8 weeks.
Getting something done by a certain deadline takes a lot of planning.