Pre-Design Consulting & Appraisal
Not everyone knows what direction to take when they’re thinking about improving, renovating and/or altering their property - or what the potential of a property ‘yet to be purchased’ might be!
We’re often asked to visit and give advice about what’s possible, practical or appropriate, on a number of levels. Including likely budgets for these goals and the value we can add to the project ‘before’ fully engaging us.
A home consultation or appraisal could be the first step to realising the property’s potential, which may expand on, or even transform your own vision as to what this new project could be. With an open & unbiased discussion, we can run through your ideals, requirements, schedules and ‘broad’ budget indications. Offering experienced, creative, home improvement guidance, onsite insights & sensible direction. Which may be all you need to get started with your own team. Or it may serve as the basis of a fuller design brief, now having a more defined, realistic and positive objective.
We are not architects and ideally prefer to work from any existing plans/property details. (however we can survey & produce if needed). Our approach is drawn from many years experience with interior & architectural interior design, working from the ‘inside’ out, where most people spend most of their time - in their homes.
Frequently, an extension is built or an internal wall removed, then ‘how to use the space’ is worked out afterwards. This can often lead to compromises, annoying oversights or extra expense with changes later. We can help with any kind of extension or internal/external structural changes, from removing a wall to relocating doors or windows to make the new area perform and look good too! Tackling and problem solving the space-planning issues in this way, enables us to design & justify the new internal space, how it connects and what it may need to contain. For example a comprehensive open-plan kitchen & dining area with day lounge or family TV snug - these connecting spaces (as with any room) need to be fully thought through & designed so that you can see & understand how it will perform to your particular requirements.
So if you are thinking about a new project, or are in two minds about a house purchase - give us a call to discuss how we can best help. Or take a look through some of our completed portfolio projects & testimonials - to see how we’ve helped others!
We appreciate every project, property & clients needs are different - so a 2 hour (max) meeting should be enough to consider the broader concepts and big ideas to help get to the next stage. This service is charged at flat-rate £100.00 + VAT plus a travel allowance, depending on your location. If additional design services are required, these can be estimated as a separate phase when we have a fuller understanding of what’s needed.