These processes are the journey we take to your paradise! As our services vary, so do the processes. While we also offer consulting services on an hourly basis, the turnkey process is listed below. Anything else will be considered consulting and all processes are tailored to the project. Use the graphic on the left for our visual thinkers. This graphic illustrates the minimum time necessary for a new construction project. Your project may be more or less time.
The Design Process
Every design has a process. Smaller projects, are typically worked through on an hourly consulting basis and are not considered design projects, but consulting projects.
+Design Development (Drawing, Selections)
During this phase of the process we define and design all of the architectural elements of the project: doors and windows, millwork, cabinetry, fireplaces, staircases, plumbing fixtures, lighting fixtures, appliances, roof line, and hardware. We begin to build our specification binders for owner and contractor and begin CAD drawings for bidding and execution of details.
+Construction Documents (Final building documents and permit sets)
Our final design phase begins with a permit set so that you can get started with the permitting process while we complete construction document set for your contractor to use as a guideline for building your final design.
While we will have presented finish options sooner, this is the point of finalization. We specify materials for flooring, walls, ceilings, kitchens, bathrooms, cabinetry, railings and fireplace surrounds. We also consult on the selection of exterior materials such as roofing, wall cladding, paving stone, railing, millwork materials, and pool tiles.
Throughout the construction of a project, we attend bi-weekly job site meetings with the builder, job site supervisor, and trade contractors to review design decisions, material installations, and construction schedules. This portion of the design process is so vital that we do not consider the project to be a "Waldron Designs" final project without it.
WHEN PURCHASING SERVICES ARE INCLUDED
Through a series of meetings and detailed presentations the color scheme is created, furniture layouts are finalized, finishes are specified, and budgets are reviewed. At this point we select wall coverings, drapery and window shades, decorative lighting, furniture, fabrics, rugs, art, and accessories.
+Ordering and Expediting
We begin the process by creating purchase orders for all of our vendors and reviewing all of our selections for correct scale, balance, and proportion. We double check order information, confirm prices and lead-times, re-select back ordered or discontinued items, arrange crating, shipping and delivery, and start expediting.
We always share our discount with our design clients. Any mark-up received on our end is utilized to cover the liability incurred as a retailer of sold goods and is industry standard (just like the grocery store or retail clothing store mark up their goods, we do as well- we just offer a significant discount off retail to design clients!)
After completion of construction and a detailed cleaning, we begin the installation phase of the project. This phase takes approximately two weeks to complete and includes installing carpet, hanging drapery, laying rugs, placing and detailing furniture, making beds, hanging art, stocking cabinets and closets, and placing accessories.
Soon after installation, we walk through the home to discuss any issues that may have come up and resolve design issues as well as any issues with furnishings. We develop a punch list for your contractor to manage corrections on their end as well. A closure meeting is held, and our passion becomes your paradise.