Designers Northwest, Inc.

Our Design Build Process

  • By following these structured phases, a remodeling project can proceed smoothly from design to completion, resulting in a successful transformation of the property that meets the client’s expectations and enhances their living environment.

Initial Consultation and Assessment

  • The process begins with an initial consultation between the client and the remodeling team. During this meeting, the client discusses their goals, vision, and budget for the project.

  • The remodeling team conducts a thorough assessment of the property, taking measurements, identifying structural considerations, and evaluating any existing conditions that may impact the remodel.

Design Development

  • Based on the client’s requirements and the initial assessment, the design phase begins. This stage involves creating conceptual drawings, floor plans, and 3D renderings to visualize the proposed changes.

  • Designers work closely with the client to refine the plans, select materials, finishes, and fixtures, and ensure that the design aligns with the client’s aesthetic preferences and functional needs.

Permitting and Approvals

  • Once the design is finalized, the remodeling team obtains the necessary permits and approvals from local authorities. This ensures that the project complies with building codes and regulations.

Procurement of Materials and Scheduling

  • With the design approved and permits secured, the remodeling team begins procuring materials, fixtures, and equipment needed for the project. This includes ordering custom items and coordinating deliveries to ensure timely availability.

  • Simultaneously, the project manager develops a detailed schedule outlining the sequence of work, milestones, and deadlines for each phase of the remodel.

Demolition and Preparation

  • The demolition phase involves removing existing fixtures, finishes, and structural elements as necessary to prepare the space for renovation.

  • Careful attention is paid to protecting the surrounding areas from damage, and any hazardous materials are safely disposed of in accordance with regulations.

Construction and Installation

  • Once the site is prepared, construction begins according to the approved plans and schedule. This may involve framing, plumbing, electrical work, HVAC installation, and other necessary tasks.

  • Skilled craftsmen and tradespeople execute the construction phase, ensuring quality workmanship and adherence to safety standards. Any custom millwork or specialty installations are completed with precision.

Finishing Touches

  • As construction nears completion, attention turns to the finishing touches that will bring the design to life. This includes painting, flooring installation, trim work, cabinetry installation, and the placement of fixtures and hardware.

  • Interior designers may assist with styling and accessorizing the space, selecting furniture, lighting, and décor elements that complement the overall design aesthetic.

Final Inspections and Punch List

  • Once construction is finished, the remodeling team conducts final inspections to ensure that all work meets quality standards and complies with building codes.

  • Any remaining items or deficiencies are addressed during a punch list walkthrough, where the client and remodeling team identify and resolve any outstanding issues to ensure complete satisfaction.

Project Handover and Client Orientation

  • With the remodel complete and all inspections passed, the project is formally handed over to the client. The remodeling team provides a comprehensive orientation, demonstrating how to operate any new systems or features and offering maintenance tips for the newly renovated space.

  • The client receives all relevant documentation, including warranties, manuals, and care instructions for materials and finishes used in the remodel.

Follow-Up and Warranty Support

  • Even after the project is completed, the remodeling team remains available to address any concerns or issues that may arise. They provide ongoing support and warranty services to ensure the long-term satisfaction and enjoyment of the renovated space.

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