Overview of Pippin's Renovation Services
Thank you for your interest in our Design Services for the home renovation/addition project you are considering. The information below describes how we work with our clients on a renovation project.
Every project is as unique as the homeowner living in it. The scope of each project is written individually in the form of a Design Proposal, 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.
In order to estimate cost as accurately as possible the first step required is to schedule a time for me (Jenny Pippin) to visit your home and meet with you and your prospective Builder, if you’ve selected one, to compile a ‘Scope of the Project’. This is our first opportunity to begin assembling the Team of experts that will work cohesively together to design and build your dream home.
During this initial site visit, we 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 offer possibilities that I envision, to give you a fresh perspective on the potential new layout and look for your project. Our fee for this initial ‘Site Visit Consultation’ is $300), which includes the Site Visit, the project overview Consultation and a discussion of potential Design Concepts and suggestions. This initial meeting typically takes 1 ½ - 2 hours and the fee is due at the time of the site visit.
Why do we charge a site visit fee?
Our expertise brings great value to helping you know what is possible with your home, even in that initial walkthrough. The ideas and insights shared will prove valuable to you even before starting the design.
Next, I prepare a Design Proposal for our Renovation Services, based on the specific ‘Scope of your Project’. The Proposal will outline FOUR phases in the process to create Renovation/Addition Construction Plans.
These 4 phases are outlined below:
Note: Clients may sometimes decide to change the Scope of their project (typically determined in the Site Visit 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 our Team and will coordinate getting this service done upon homeowners 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.
Our Renovation Design Services Proposal will provide our estimated fees for each of the 4 phases specific to your project. Once you have a chance to review our Proposal and decide to move forward with your project, we will schedule a time to laser scan your current home to begin creating the As-Built drawings and move forward from there.
Thank you for considering our Renovation Design Services for your dream home. We look forward to learning more about your project!
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