How We Work
I am not sure I want to let you in on my little secrets for working…. You know, early morning in my pajamas or with a bowl of ice cream and two dogs at my feet late at night……ok, now you know.
Actually, I find that I start generating ideas as soon as I start talking to a potential client - whether on the phone, email or in person. Just a simple description of an idea for a project gets my design motor revved up. The process is usually started off by you, the homeowner.
A potential homeowner is appreciated too because I think design ideas can provide valuable information as to how you might use that lot to your best advantage or solve the boxy and cramped quarters of an existing home in a location that you love.So YOU contact me, (it might be considered rude if I just turn up and announce you need some serious curb appeal) after seeing one of my previously completed projects and speaking with their homeowners or you pass a job sign in the yard with some interesting framing going on. As we get to know each other and I understand your needs a problem solving and beautiful project can develop. There is a great virtue in creating vibrant living space in a home that someone loves.
If in our meeting we come to an agreement of the project and we like each other, I will send you a proposal which details out the phases of design and the possible costs as well. I enjoy working with clients to find out how they envision living in their home.I analyze the site, assess needs versus WANTS and try to determine a realistic budget. I do my best to design for the budget. I love to see my projects get built and my homeowners happy. I tend to stay involved throughout the process ~ following up to make sure the project is becoming a reality just like it was envisioned and of course, to deal with new ideas or problems that come along. "Conception through completion" is my motto.