home design review
Our expertise is in home design review. We specialize in the review of design plans for new dream homes, including chalets, cottages, and boathouses – new build and additions / renovations.
fulfill your projects potential
We understand the creative and functional potential of your project and your site. Your project really should fit your particular property, harmonize with its surroundings, and take full advantage of what is offered. We can help you identify the best design alternatives to explore – and, as importantly, explain which possibilities to avoid.
acknowledge ‘the big picture’
It’s very important to make sure that you haven’t overlooked any essential aspects. As experts, we look at the ‘big picture’ – to keep the whole planning process in mind, and carefully consider all relevant factors – at the right time.
Your project should be a reflection of yourself – your dreams and ideas, your personality, values, and lifestyle. We can help you conceive and tailor your design to not only incorporate your preferences and tastes, but also suit your day-to-day living and match your particular needs.
make sure your ideas harmoniously fit together
It is quite common for people to have numerous ideas, magazine clippings, and thoughts of what they want to include in their project. However, it’s very important that your entire project fits together harmoniously and coherently, with all of the individual aspects integrating properly.
realistic floor plans
Your layout needs to be functional and convenient – it must have properly sized spaces & rooms, realistic furniture layouts, ample closets and storage in the right locations, and so on.
options / implications / most effective design
With a thorough exploration of potential design solutions, we are able to review with you the relevant merits and implications of each possibility to determine the most effective design. What’s best for you depends on your priorities – what’s more feasible, efficient, interesting, convenient, unique, economical, appealing, intriguing, distinctive, easier to build, etc.
effective control of your costs
We are able to help you steer clear of oversights, problem areas, and avoid common mistakes. Together we can develop an efficient layout to minimize your project size and cost. We can minimize / eliminate the chances that costly changes will crop up during construction, with a systematic design approach and careful attention to detail. We can advise how to keep costs down, evaluate less expensive options or more economical materials. We can also help you get the most competitive quotes possible – and minimize misunderstandings and hidden construction costs – by providing the necessary detailed documents.
knowledge of technical aspects
We have a firm understanding and extensive experience with the many technical aspects that will impact and influence your project – zoning bylaws, variances, special approvals, building codes, permits, materials and methods, construction techniques, and so on.
make informed and confident decisions
Many people aren’t sure of what is possible, nor are they fully aware of the risks, benefits, and long-term implications of the many important choices they will be asked to make. With our design expertise and knowledge of the planning process, we can provide professional advice that is completely unbiased and entirely objective – advice that is also distanced from the emotions that may color your own judgment. This professional insight will not only allow you to make informed, confident and sound decisions of what is best for you; but it will also help you to avoid worrisome second-guessing.
a clear and straightforward path
Planning and executing your project should be exciting, fun and rewarding. However, it can also be very challenging, anxiety producing, and even overwhelming – but that doesn’t have to be your experience with a proper home design review.