Why Tysons Design Build?
Design Build has the potential to reduce overall project costs during the design phase, because we have a better feel and appreciation for the construction costs of various design alternatives, each line we draw has a dollar sign, therefore we will produce a design that is less expensive to build and has an incentive to do so. No lost time between the design completion and the start of the construction one entity performs design, permit, construction and occupancy. Any proposed substitution of a new or alternative products by the homeowner can be reviewed at the spot with the designer, to reduce the project delay.
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HOMEOWNER’S TASKS AS A LEAD DESIGNER
A list of tasks and considerations for a homeowner to undertake when taking on the role of a lead designer for their home improvement or renovation project. Here's a breakdown and some additional points to consider:
- 1. Prepare a need, wants, and wish list:
Clearly define your priorities, desires, and dream features. This will be the foundation for your design decisions.
- 2. Measure your existing house major rooms for reference:
Accurate measurements of your existing space will serve as a valuable reference point for planning the size and layout of new rooms.
- 3. Collect images online to share your style preferences:
Assemble a collection of images that showcase your preferred style and aesthetic. This will help convey your vision to any professionals you consult.
- 4. Look for inspiration on Pinterest and share with professionals:
Utilize platforms like Pinterest to gather inspiration. Sharing these boards with designers and contractors will ensure everyone is on the same page regarding the desired aesthetic.
- 5. List what you don’t like in your existing house:
Identifying dislikes helps in avoiding design elements that haven't worked for you in the past. This can guide the design process towards solutions that better suit your preferences.
- 6. Write down your goals for this project:
Clearly articulate your objectives. This could include creating more functional spaces, improving flow, or enhancing overall aesthetics.
- 7. Get inspired by your children:
Involve your children in the process to understand their needs and preferences. Their insights can contribute to creating spaces that cater to the entire family.
- 8. Talk to friends who underwent similar experiences:
Seek advice from friends who have been through home improvement projects. Learn from their experiences, both positive and challenging, to better prepare for your own journey.
- 9. Consider financial aspects:
Be realistic about your budget. Communicate openly with professionals to ensure that your financial constraints are taken into account in the design process.
- 10. Set holistic goals for happiness and well-being:
Beyond the physical aspects, consider how the redesigned space can contribute to your overall happiness and well-being. This might involve creating spaces for relaxation, family activities, or personal pursuits.
Remember to maintain open communication with any professionals you work with, and collaborate closely throughout the project. A well-thought-out and well-communicated vision will increase the likelihood of a successful and satisfying outcome for your custom home.