Design Assist F.A.Q's
When should we contact you?
As early as you can. Early involvement streamlines process, increases quality and can keep your budget in line. It helps ensure that any coordination can happen early on to minimize costs. However, we would be happy to get involved at any part of the project.
What information do you need to get started?
Any information you have is helpful. From inspiration photos and sketches to construction documents or 3d models. We can work from an initial concept sketch or a fully developed design.
What does your pricing look like?
We usually provide a free estimate based on your current project status to give you a feel for the overall project costs. The more detailed the information you give us the more detailed we can be with costs. However, we can also help you target a budget goal. We often have clients that have an aesthetic goal and a specific budget for certain pieces. We can usually tell you immediately if we think it’s possible.
After the initial estimate we usually require a 20% deposit for shop drawings and design collaboration. Once you are satisfied with the component the 20% deposit goes toward the total cost of your piece.
What software do you use and accept?
Revit, Rhino, AutoCAD, SketchUp and a few lesser known ones
Can you work directly with our contractor?
Absolutely, we usually work with either the design professional or client early on to make sure the design aesthetic is achieved. Once it comes time for constructibility, delivery + install we will engage with the contractor to make sure everything goes smoothly.
Do you offer 3d modeling for rendering/check sets?
Yes, all of our custom built pieces are built three dimensionally in Rhino or Revit to ensure that all of the existing conditions are accounted for.