All projects benefit from a thorough development phase, where materials are selected and details are worked out. Whether your project requires the assurance of thoughtful selections, or a more extensive design process — we take the time to work with you and develop the plans and selections. We want you to have a clear understanding about the details and costs of your project before we start construction. The first step in the design/build process is a clear, mutual understanding of project objectives and budget range. With this information (for a small retainer that will be applied to construction) we collaborate with you to specify and agree on all the details of your project while providing ongoing budget feedback. We have found this to be the most effective way to ensure that the finished project meets your expectations & aspirations. Together, we can take your ideas and shape them into a project you will love, while respecting the size of the investment you feel is appropriate to your home.