We like to approach things in terms of solving problems. What’s wrong with your house? It’s not large enough, it doesn’t flow properly, or perhaps the kitchen and bathrooms are simply outdated… tell us your problems. We are good listeners.
Step 2. Let’s Meet and Talk Some More
If it looks like we can help, Howard Kandel will meet with you at your home to listen some more, tour the property, and offer broad conceptual solutions. You will discuss wants, needs, timing, and budget ranges. If he feels we can help, he will explain the process of our “Dream Study & Reality Check,” otherwise known as a feasibility study.
Step 3. "Dream Study and Reality Check"
(Cost--Approx. 1-2% of Budget, or $500-$5,000)
During this phase, we will provide you with all the information you need to make an intelligent decision about the projects’ viability.
It includes the following:
Measure existing spaces and create “as-built” drawings on our powerful computer software
Take many digital photos
Create concept floor plans and elevations
Create photo-realistic interior views showing exactly what you will see
(see virtual remodeling for more details)
Create a scope-of-work list, detailing all the work needed to complete the project. Identify and investigate potential issues such as zoning, structural, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and integration to adjacent areas
Prepare preliminary budget report based on above assumptions
Step 4. Focusing on the Details to Reduce the Risk of Costly, Time-Consuming Design Mistakes
This phase includes the following:
Using our computer modeling software, we will completely build every detail of your project on the screen first. You will be able to see every view, from every angle, and even walk through the spaces. We can refine details such as colors, textures, and materials. This is when we focus on the details
Play with window styles and sizes, flooring, even furniture and lighting
Refine, revise, and create detailed plans for permit and construction
Assist with selecting products, materials, and finishes
Conduct site reviews with all craftsmen, trade professionals, and engineers to ensure best pricing and to minimize surprises during construction
Procure cost-effective pricing from suppliers on all materials for the project
Prepare detailed cost summary, specification summary, and contract
Step 5. Construction
(Cost--Actual Contract Amount)
Provide fixed price contract, including start and finish dates
Schedule all county inspections and any other obligations for permitting
Maintain on-site supervision throughout construction
Conduct regular site visits with project manager
Implement comprehensive dust and finish protection plan
Assist in establishing temporary kitchens, storage, and other amenities to help make the process more enjoyable and less stressful
Ensure skilled craftsmanship at every phase of construction
Arrange inspections by engineers for additional quality control
Our company provides whatever assistance is necessary to ensure you and your family are satisfied with the final product, and remain safe and sane throughout the process.
Contact us to learn more about home remodeling. We proudly serve clients in Bethesda, Potomac, Chevy Chase, and the surrounding areas of Maryland.