The Design Build Process
Once you have determined that living in your dream home will require having it designed and custom built; selecting the right architect, home builder, and interior design firm can be very overwhelming. At Bryan Smith Homes, we offer all of the above; in-house, which can simplify the headaches, and actually save you money in the process. We begin the design process by sitting down with you to discuss your lifestyle and how you will live in your new home. We have a detailed questionnaire with questions like: Do you do a lot of entertaining? Do you enjoy theater seating for movie watching? Are outdoor living environments important to you?
Once we determine what your wants and needs are, and based on your total cost budget and your lot specifications, we will begin a preliminary design process. First, we will create a preliminary floor plan and site plan for your consideration and feedback. This preliminary process gives us a chance to present you with ideas and features with your input along the way. Once the preliminary plans are approved by you, we move on to CAD drawings and design development.
As drawings proceed, we will then begin meeting with you to discuss preliminary selections and finishes for your home. Our interiors designer will prepare a comprehensive package for your review, inclusive of all selections such as hardware, plumbing, tile, appliances and lighting..
An important aspect of construction documents are the specifications, which detail the “sticks and bricks” methods of construction. A complete set of specifications, inclusive of all selections, will be prepared and presented with each design revision. These specifications are particularly complete because of the additional design time dedicated to selection specificity prior to construction. Only larger scope areas of improvement, such as landscaping or audio/visual, may be reflected as allowances. Even so, our company will lead the conversation with consultants and follow thru with management during construction.
Together with the plans and selections and specifications, we will also prepare an estimate of cost. This cost estimate will be a well studied estimate, based first on preliminary plans and specifications, and updated with each presentation of revised drawings and selections. Unless there are major changes to the overall scope of the project, we can expect that the preliminary cost that we provide at the beginning of design will be very consistent with the final cost at the completion of construction documents.
Our goal at Bryan Smith Homes is to provide you with superior customer satisfaction, and outstanding quality workmanship, from start to finish!
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