Stage 3: Design
At Gracia Makeovers, we specialize in renovations big and small. No job is too big for our professional design team. Our designers will discuss at length with you how the design will match the style you are looking for and the purpose of the space will also be discussed. We want your space to function as good as it looks and will consult with you to ensure your vision and our planning coincides.
The first step in the process is for Gracia Makeovers to understand exactly what you want to achieve in your home and why you are considering a renovation. Gracia Makeovers has a thorough and professional briefing process that we take all customers through. Our approach is to listen carefully to your requirements, and to ask questions to ensure we understand exactly what you are looking for, what is important to you and why these things are important to you.
It is best if both heads of household are involved in the briefing stage as often each person has different considerations and concerns, and these need to be discussed and agreed upon early on.
The next step is to translate your requirements into an architectural concept.
As a design and build renovation specialist, Gracia Makeovers’s role is to work with you to design and deliver the best renovation that you can achieve for the money you wish to spend. In the design and build process, your budget is just as important as your desired renovation outcomes. Therefore it is crucial early on for a clear ‘base budget’ to be established. Your budget may change during the design process as you make decisions on what you like and don’t like and can and can’t do without, but it provides an important starting point.
Traditional architectural line drawings are hard to visualise so Gracia Makeovers provides high definition pictorial concepts so you can see exactly what will be built. If it’s not what you imagined, this is the time to make changes. It’s far more cost effective to get the concept first to avoid changes during the construction phase.
Even for small projects like bathroom remodeling, this exercise is invaluable. Will the new taps, showers, basins etc. leave the right clearances for doors and moving about? Will the floor tiles line up with and match the wall tiles? Will the shower have to be repositioned to meet the new requirements?