The first step after determining your budget is to sign the Northcape Design Advantage, a comprehensive design process designed to minimize the confusion that can be inherent in the early stages of home design. This very simple agreement lays out the estimated project cost range and the fixed cost of the design process.
This phase brings a refinement to the design by determining final building components and dimensions. Structural, electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems are chosen and we encourage you to make product selections such as doors, windows and roofing, along with the assistance of our Selections Coordinator.
Our Project Coordinator is a very talented designer and can manage the project details by using our cloud-based online CRM tool. As our Project Coordinator, she can be working with you to choose from the myriad of choices when it comes to cabinetry, hardware, counter-tops, plumbing fixtures, lighting and all of the other details included in residential construction. Later, she can help you with furniture placement using your existing furniture or help you select the right combination of new furniture for your new home. She can assist you with any other traditional interior design services too.
Over the years, we have found that making your product selections during the Design Development phase enables us to deliver the most accurate final project cost. And because you’ve already made your decisions, you are free to relax and enjoy the construction process when it begins.
When your design firm is also a construction company, you end up with a more cohesive project that is not only beautiful, but practical. We know what products work well together, have reliable warranties and are locally available at competitive prices. We know what construction methods and techniques will be best suited for your project and can easily translate that to your overall cost.
Now that you’re ready to start creating your dream home, addition or renovation, let Northcape Design-Build help you start the process. Complete the form below and we’ll contact you soon.