CONDUCTING A SITE VISIT IS THE BEST WAY TO TRULY UNDERSTAND THE SPACE. WE WILL DETERMINE MEASUREMENTS, POTENTIAL VIEWS, TREE LOCATIONS, AND ANY OTHER FACTORS THAT SHOULD BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION WHEN DESIGNING YOUR HOME. YOU MAY ALSO NEED TO GET A LAND SURVEY DEPENDING ON THE SCOPE OF THE PROJECT.
AFTER WE HAVE CONDUCTED OUR INITIAL MEETINGS AND SITE VISIT, IT IS TIME TO START DESIGNING. SPACE PLANNING, MATERIALS, AND LIGHTING WILL BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION ALONG WITH ANY OTHER FACTORS THAT MAY HAVE COME UP IN MEETINGS. WE CHECK IN WITH OUR CLIENTS FREQUENTLY TO ENSURE THEY ARE ON BOARD WITH THE DIRECTION THE DESIGN IS GOING IN.
ONCE THE FINAL DESIGN IS APPROVED, ITS TIME TO START ON ANY "WORKING DOCUMENTS"; REQUIRED PLANS FOR PERMITS AND CONSTRUCTION THAT WILL BE GIVEN TO OUR CONTRACTOR AND/OR CITY FOR PERMITTING.
This is where you are intending to construct a new house or ADU. You'll need to get a site survey, pay system development charges (ADUs are exempt), and get all the other permits required for a new home.
Major alternations include any of the following:
Some plans may or may not be required depending on the scope of the work you intend to do.
This is when you are intending to convert a garage, attic or basement of an existing dwelling to a habitable space. An example of converting a non-habitable space into a living space would be if you were intending to convert your basement into a recreation room or bedroom.