Our Unique Approach
At Irene Designs, we developed our six step unique approach.
You might not need all of the steps. It is for you to decide the extent of our services.
Here is how it works.
Outlining objectives for remodeling based on your “Hate List” and “Wish List”.
We will start with an in-depth discussion of your project. We need to know as much as possible about what you don’t like in your existing space and what you want to accomplish. We will need to get an idea of your taste and style, as well as your timeline and your budget. You are welcome to show us some photos of the spaces you like.
Preliminary plans and drawings
We will create a scaled floor plan and a 3D model of your existing space and then make several options of conceptual plans based on your “Wish List”. Each of them will be presented in 3D to help you visualize. We think it is extremely important for you to actually see how your future space is going to look before construction begins. It not only gives you a peace of mind, but helps to avoid misunderstanding and confusion, which can cause costly change orders. Most people need more than floor plans and layouts to visualize the project.
If you have already set up your mind on the direction you want to go, we will still translate your ideas into a 3D drawings to make sure we are on the same page.
Final construction documents
We will ask for your feedback on different options presented to you. You can pick bits and pieces you like from different plans and we will then try to incorporate them into one final plan. Your final design will be presented to you in 3D as well. Having proved that you are happy with the final design, we will work on further details for pricing.
We will also develop electrical plan based on scaled layouts of furniture and cabinets so that all light fixtures and outlets are positioned correctly.
You will then be given an itemized estimate based on the exact scope of work outlined in the plans and drawings.
Pulling a permit and getting ready to begin
Our set of drawings is sufficient to pull a permit from the Town. Meanwhile, you can start shopping for materials, fixtures and appliances.
Design assistance is an essential part of our service. We are here for you to educate you on the options available on the market and to answer any questions you might have. Our suppliers are constantly updating us on what is new in the marketplace.
You don’t have to buy anything through us. If you have your own preference on vendors we can simply assist you in making coordinated choice.
We have a crew of experienced professionals of different trades to cover all your remodeling needs. Those are the contractors that have been working with us for years and have earned our trust. Our contractors will treat your home as if it was their own while delivering high quality service in a timely manner. They will closely follow the design approved by you.
We will coordinate the entire process and carefully guide you through the renovation. We will keep you informed about each coming step and the actions you need to take. Our designer will further assist you with products to be purchased. We will oversee deliveries and installations.
We perform design monitoring of the construction to ensure quality and integrity of the design. Irene works with the contractors on details providing them with additional guidance and drawings if needed. You will not be left alone on an unfamiliar ground with a contractor to make an important decision in case of unforeseen circumstances. All changes to the original design will be coordinated with the designer. This sets us apart from other remodelers.
We will do everything we can to keep you stress-free and satisfied with the final outcome.
We want you to enjoy your new space for many years to come. We want you to be proud of your home and happy with the investment you have made.
Many of our former clients come back to us for other remodeling needs. Hopefully, you will be one of them.