Overview of Pippin's New Home Services
Thank you for your interest in our New Home Design Services for the dream home project you are considering. We specialize is designing custom homes inspired by YOU, with an eye for maximizing the views of each unique property. All projects with a minimum size requirement of 3,000 square feet are considered.
We incorporate A Team Approach in all that we do, working cohesively from conception to completion of your home with the team of professionals you choose. Your Team includes you as the homeowner, us as the Designer, a Builder, an Interior Designer, and a Landscape Designer; together we create the overall best end result possible for the project.
Creating a NEW HOME DESIGN is a creative and dynamic process.
The following will outline our methods that have lent to numerous award-winning designs over the past 3 decades.
Initial Consultation and Proposal
We begin each project with an in-studio consultation located at our home studio in Statesville, NC for a face-to-face meeting (or Zoom call if you prefer). Over the years we’ve found that this is the best approach to get to know you and get clear on how to incorporate your specific needs and desires into a home that is as unique as you are.
Every project is as unique as each client.
We will discuss your ideas, dreams, desires, and wishes during our You-Inspired Discovery Process. We focus on Value Enhancers that first consider your finances and desires, then we look at what will bring ease, comfort, flow and harmony into your home. The final three areas of focus consider everything from your health and vitality to the loving relationships that bring you happiness and the ways you hope to have fun and enjoy your home.
During this conversation I (Jenny Pippin) take extensive notes and offer possibilities that I envision, to give you a fresh perspective on the potential layout and look for your project. This initial meeting takes 2 hours and requires a $450 retainer. Because we respect your time and ours, in-studio consultations are only scheduled once we receive payment of your deposit.
Next, I prepare a Design Proposal for our New Home Design Services, based on the specific scope of your project, which becomes part of the Design Agreement when signed. Design proposals differ greatly due to the nature of each individual project scope, therefore the potential fees for our services vary based on your unique project requirements. The Design Proposal defines our services in three phases.
Note: Design Proposals do not include drawings. Much more information is needed before I’m able to begin drawing your dream home.
These 3 phases are outlined below:
Note: Clients may sometimes decide to change the Scope of their project (typically determined in the Initial Consultation) by changing their minds about a Design Concept in a later phase. Be aware that making Scope changes during the Construction Drawing Phase will be more expensive than making them during the Design Development Phase, as there will be many more elements included in the set of plans that will be impacted at this stage.
Structural Engineering Drawings are highly recommended. This is not a service we at Pippin Home Designs provide, however we work together with Structural Engineers as part of your Team and will coordinate getting this service done upon homeowner's approval. A structural Engineer will provide the Structural Engineering drawings separately and they will provide a separate estimate for their services, based on the Construction Drawings we provide to them.
The structural Engineer’s fee will be in addition
to our fees and is paid directly to the Engineer.
We offer a host of optional additional services for the more tech-savvy client, such as Color Fly-Arounds, Interior Renderings, and Sun Studies that determine exact sun path across the property including shadows on perspective views of the home.
When you work with Pippin Home Designs,
you are working with an industry leader and
premiere custom home designer!
If you haven’t already, please check out our company portfolio of homes through visiting our Gallery to see many of our completed homes.
Thank you for considering our custom new home services for your dream home. We look forward to learning more about your project!
Our Award-Winning Homes with a View are always You-Inspired for Joyful Living! Give us a call or email us today!
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