Our Project Process

Harmonizing the architectural and building process

We believe the design and build approach is the most effective and enjoyable approach to remodeling. Our project process at Refined Renovations offers a single source for design, architecture, and construction. This provides a much needed consistency throughout the process — where we keep you informed of design possibilities and options as well as their impact on the budget, every step of the way. This not only makes for more efficient work but also happier customers and more agreeable budgets.

Project Lifecycle

Initial Meeting

This meeting, usually at your home or the space to be transformed, is a great opportunity to begin building a strong relationship and establishing good communication. Here, we will learn about you: your project goals, personal tastes, deal breakers, your family, how you live, any special needs, and what features are most important. We will also begin to identify and solve any challenges the project might face: engineering issues, logistics and construction management. Understanding and appreciating your needs is the foundation upon which successful projects are built.

At this initial meeting, we will also discuss budget, ensuring that the project scope is within the realm of what your are willing and able to invest. At that point, we’ll be able to offer a verbal ballpark budget based your wishes and needs and similar projects. To get the dialogue started, we suggest you view the cost versus value report here.

Design

Once we’ve accurately outlined the project scope, we begin the planning and design process. We accomplish this through a Design Retainer. This allows us to spend the time necessary to begin designs, adding elevations and dimensions. We will meet with you repeatedly in the coming weeks to review progress and stay on target in design and budget.

Through thoughtful reflection on project goals and careful analysis of the project site we are able to develop an comprehensive plan for our designs. We will continually define details, depth, texture and color for every element of the project, as well as verbalizing them in a Construction Specification. This Construction Specification will detail every action to be performed, every product to be installed, and who will provide it and accomplish it. Our Construction Specification will serve as direction and a comprehensive road map for the project. Once the design and Construction Specification document is complete, our team of skilled trade professionals begin their exciting transformation work. Our Construction Specification will serve as direction and a comprehensive road map for the project. Once the design and Construction Specification document is complete, our team of skilled trade professionals begin their exciting work.

Build

When the designs are complete, the project is specified, and budgets are finalized, the exciting construction process can begin. Everyone at Refined Renovations shares the same passion, vision and eye for details and works hard every day to bring your vision to life. Our dedicated team supports each other every step of the way with a constant flow of information to assure the process goes as smoothly as possible. Your questions are answered responsibly, and you are consistently kept up to date on progress.

Maintenance

It is our desire your home continues to look and function just as splendid as the day it was finished. The inherent nature of natural materials, such as wood and metal, require that they be touched up periodically and we’d be more than happy to help you with that, if you wish.

Some customers even choose to contract with us to perform routine work at their home. We provide tailored service agreements to suit a wide variety of needs.

We are passionate about what we do and truly care about the people we work for, thus we work hard to make sure our customers are thrilled with their project – and continue to be.