We want you to feel comfortable with our first steps together. Initially, a consultant will discuss your project scope and investment expectations with you over the phone. If it appears that we are a good fit for each other, we will meet at your home to continue a discussion about the project you have in mind. At this time you will be presented with a Design and Pricing Agreement. There are three phases to this Agreement: Concepts, Schematic, and Final.
Once the Design and Pricing Contract is signed, we begin the Concept phase. The Designer analyzes areas of the clients’ home that are pertinent to the project, meets with the client to discuss their needs, living patterns and dreams for their home, and translates this information into two to three designs that will be presented in the form of computer generated renderings. Preliminary estimates accompany each design.
Upon agreement to move to the Schematic phase, the Designer synthesizes the ideas presented in the Concept phase into a single plan and focuses on design details and product specification. With this defined scope, our team meets to develop a more refined estimate. At this point, if the design and estimates feel good to you, a salesperson often offers a Commitment Contract which secures your place in our production schedule. This allows the design process to continue without setting back the construction date. If there are zoning requirements, our team generally begins the process for approval after the Commitment Contract is signed.
Upon agreement to move to the Final phase of the design contract, the ABA team will produce a fixed price proposal with associated plans and specifications.
When the Construction Contract is signed, a detailed construction schedule is generated, our team meets with you to discuss construction logistics and we begin the process of building your dream.