We offer a two hour consultation service that can be used independently to facilitate ideas or in conjunction with a major project to allow both parties to experience working with each other before a major commitment is made. Design Consultation is a fee based service.
The Abbreviated Design option is tailored for clients with a very tight budget. If you choose this option, we essentially act as your design and project consultants. Content Design Group will limit the services that we provide, so the client has a suitable design in place and the documents needed to get their project built, for the smallest possible fee. The documents provided will be less intensive than those offered in our Full Service Design option, but will be detailed enough and include the critical information needed for accurate pricing and permitting.
In this option we expect the client to take on a larger list of responsibilities, such as providing us with stricter guidelines and design criteria, materials and finishes selection, and greater management of the builder, meaning fewer site visits for us. We highly suggest that a builder is chosen and involved early on in the process if you choose this design option.
We also suggest the Abbreviated Design option for builders and developers.
full service design
In the Full Service Design option Content Design Group provides a full scope of design and management services, including site visits and observation during the construction process. We expect to explore many different design options, and have numerous conversations with the client about the criteria they have set forth for their project. Once a finalized design has been agreed upon, we will then provide a detailed, intensive set of construction documents and review any drawings that must be prepared by other consultants, such as engineers and cabinetry providers.
In this option, once the finalized design is complete, the clients can have as few or as many responsibilities that they would like. Whichever you choose, we will remain a guiding hand throughout and always keeping the client informed of all relevant aspects of their project. Content Design Group will make unlimited visits to the site throughout the construction process as they are needed. If the client chooses a builder early on, we will work with them fully on budget, construction, and design issues as the project progresses.
We do illustrations and renderings to provide clients with tools for marketing and financing as well as simply wanting to see how a final project will look in three dimensions. Scaled renderings give an excellent interpretation of what the project will look like regardless of whether it is a new or existing design.
For clients that are looking for a down and dirty and very cost effective visualization of ideas to help with the “curb appeal” of their home or business we offer the virtual facelift. The virtual facelift would show what the structure looks like presently and then give an interpretation of what the project would look like with design elements we think would add value both aesthetically and financially to the residence or commercial building. For more information on the virtual facelift visit the facelift section.