There are many critical areas that need to be considered when undergoing any in-depth remodel project. The planning and preparing of these projects can go on for months and sometimes even for years; which at times can become overwhelming. Especially if you’re not experienced in doing these types of projects. Planning these remodel projects is much easier and so much more efficient when you have a team of professionals assisting you along the way. It is also helpful to view this process in terms of “phases” rather than one huge project with countless tasks that need to be addressed. This viewpoint helps tremendously by allowing the entire remodeling process to be broken down individually. It also simplifies all the tasks associated with getting a project of any size started as well as finished within a reasonable amount of time.
Five-step design phases in detail:
This first step is critical in order to ensure that a project can be produced realistically and within the parameters of the property owners’ specific preferences.
This is where imagination & creativity work hand in hand, taking your ideas and creating a visual floor plan that lays out the ground work for your project to be realized. It is at this first stage that you begin to get an idea of what your project will start to look like in terms of aesthetics, to exact square footage, to specific space dimensions such as ceiling heights & the location of walls, and all the critical mechanics necessary in terms of constructing a space to satisfy building codes such as electrical, plumbing, heating & cooling etc.
This is the time and place where ideas get narrowed down and realistic options become available. These options are designed to meet the property owners specific requirements of the space needed, and it is also where financial budgets are explored, timelines are refined and dozens of other factors are discussed at this time when preparing to remodel an existing space.
Our designers work closely with the property owners as well as with the project managers involved with your project during the initial planning stages of a project; as well as throughout the production process of your project ensuring that the end result produced meets all your expectations.
This is also critical so that everything is coordinated with enough time to ensure specifics such as producing the final blueprints which will need to be reviewed & approved in advance in order for the necessary building permits to be pulled prior to starting a project. This also ensures that custom ordered finishes & certain building materials are ordered out & delivered on site when needed as well as any other details that require significant amounts of time to prepare for. The first 3 phases of this process is where our staff dedicates a considerable amount of time and energy in order that the remaining two phases are executed efficiently.
Proper planning & preparation will lay the foundation to a properly executed production process and though delays may occur, we minimize this probability so that if and when it happens, it does not create a catastrophic domino effect hindering the overall completion of a project. All these little details are extremely important and the proper planning and coordination of time schedules eliminates as much of the unforeseen risks associated with construction projects as possible. We do all this work in advance so that our focus remains centered on producing a great quality job on time & within budget.
A qualified professional and experienced contractor has minor, if any surprises when producing a project whether it is a residential or commercial renovation. Only a team of experienced professionals that pay special attention to the numerous details involved, combined with specific industry knowledge, can make your dream project into a reality and give you a long lasting pleasurable experience in the process. Unfortunately; an inexperienced and unorganized contractor can turn your dream project, into a nightmare with long term consequences. Don’t let that happen to you.
There is a lot more work that goes into the remodel of a unique space (whether it be commercial or residential space) than simply having a construction crew show up on site and hope that the finished product that you once envisioned turns out to be the actual produced project you hoped for.
For more information about beginning a remodel project for your home or office in Milwaukee, Brookfield, Waukesha or any other nearby community in Wisconsin, contact Visibly Better™ Interiors at (414) 847-6334.