Colleen designed a banquet style bench for our kitchen and window seat cushions for our remodel. She was professional, fun to work with, punctual and creative. Colleen designed beautiful modern benches and was mindful of our budget. We both enjoyed working with her. The benches add the perfect finishing touch to our home! Thanks Colleen!!

- Jen & Scott H
Orono, MN

Our Design Process

  • Meet with Client and establish:
    • Project Scope
    • Project Style
    • Project Budget (estimate)
  • Clients sign a Letter of Agreement and provide a retainer to initiate the project
  • Develop Concept Plans for preliminary review
  • Gather inspiration images to convey concept to client and establish feel and shapes of elements in the space
  • Meet with Clients to discuss concepts and inspiration images. Determine refinements to concepts
  • Revise plans
  • Pull together sample finishes for Clients’ consideration
  • Preliminary budget for project
  • Meet with Clients to review revised plans, preliminary selections and preliminary budget
  • Revise selections for finishes and associated pricing
  • Meet with Clients to review finishes
    • Visit showrooms with Clients to see products in person, as necessary
  • Final plan and finish revisions
  • Walk through with Contractors at project site to bid on work
  • Finalize project pricing with bids
  • Meet with Clients to review project costs, discuss any adjustments necessary
  • Prepare Contracts for Materials and Installation
  • Clients sign contracts and provide deposit for work
  • Order products, pay suppliers and coordinate installation schedule with Contractors/ Vendors
  • Present schedule to Clients
  • Manage implementation of execution of the final design
  • After punch list items are completed, secure final payment from Clients (per contract)
  • Pay all vendors for products and completed work

Projects primarily involving furniture and finish selections will follow a slightly different set of steps than a construction project like a bathroom remodel. This list is simply illustrative of the general process for most of our projects. Smaller scale projects such as paint selections or window treatments will have a shorter and less detailed Design Process.

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