The Design Process with CS Designs begins with listening to clients...

  • To get a better understanding of your project and how the space should function and feel.
  • Next we will outline the scope of the project and submit for your approval. This serves as a working agreement with tasks and compensation clearly detailed.
  • Budgets are developed and timelines projected.

As the project begins...

  • Communication is key! There is a constant flow of information between the designer, client and contractor.
  • Prepare concept boards to engage client preferences.
  • Measure and create an as-built floor plan for remodels; sketch design details and elevations.
  • Although clients make the final decisions on all architects and contractors, we will help the clients through the process of selection.
  • Choose materials, select finishes, specify and procure furniture and custom design details. "Value Engineer" the project to assist clients with achieving the intended budget.
  • Work collaboratively with the clients and contractors to answer design questions regarding details, specs and make field observations. Contractors and architects are responsible for actual construction documents.

Compensation...

  • Along with the Scope of Work, we will submit a written proposal of compensation for approval.
  • Fees are calculated based on scope of work and an approximate estimate of design hours that will be necessary to complete the project. Therefore, fees vary by project. Hourly fees are provided in each proposal.