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What to Expect During Your In-Home Consultation with BCR Design Build

What to Expect During Your In-Home Consultation with BCR Design Build

Undertaking a home renovation project can be an exhilarating but daunting task. At BCR Design Build, we understand the importance of each renovation, whether it involves transforming a basement into a cozy living space, updating a kitchen into a modern culinary paradise, or converting an outdated bathroom into a luxurious retreat.

An in-home consultation is a crucial step in this journey. During this meeting, you can expect to discuss the project in detail with our experts. It's essential to be prepared for this meeting, and we'll explain why.

What Can I Do To Best Prepare for the Consultation

Remodeling is a significant decision that impacts everyone in the household. Therefore, it's crucial to involve all parties who are responsible for financial and design decision-making during the consultation.

Having everyone present ensures that every viewpoint, preference, and concern is taken into account right from the beginning. This collective approach helps in making informed decisions and lays the foundation for a hassle-free remodelling process.

  1. Gather inspiration and ideas

    Preparing for an in-home consultation with BCR Design Build requires you to gather inspiration and ideas for your home renovation project. Begin by finding project photos, floor plans, and 3D renderings that align with your vision.

    Determine the elements you want to incorporate into your design and create a list of features that appeal to you. Take note of the specific areas in your home that require improvement or modification. Whether it's a basement renovation or an overall interior design upgrade, having a clear understanding of what you want will help simplify the consultation process.

  2. Have a clear budget in mind

    Before scheduling an in-home consultation with BCR Design Build, it is important to have a clear budget in mind. This will help you and the design consultant understand what can be achieved within your financial constraints while ensuring that your renovation goals are realistic.

    Knowing your budget in advance also allows our design team to provide tailored recommendations based on your financial plan, avoiding any potential disappointment later on.

    Therefore, preparing for an in-home consultation with BCR Design Build requires having a clear budget in mind. This ensures that both parties are aware of the financial limitations and set realistic expectations for what can be accomplished within your means.

  3. Identify areas of the home for improvement

    It's important to consider which areas of your home could benefit from improvement before scheduling an in-home consultation with BCR Design Build. This could be a cramped kitchen, outdated bathroom, underutilized basement, or lack of storage space. Identifying these key areas will help guide the discussion during the consultation and ensure that your renovation goals are clearly communicated.

    During the in-home consultation with BCR Design Build, a knowledgeable design consultant will tour your home and discuss your expectations for the project. This is an opportunity for you to communicate your vision and learn more about the design process. By effectively communicating these areas for improvement during your consultation, you'll set the stage for a productive and focused conversation about how to transform your living space into something special.

What Happens During the In-Home Consultation?

When you meet with our consultant for your home renovation project, you can expect a friendly and collaborative discussion of your ideas and requirements. We will take the time to understand your needs and offer valuable insights and practical suggestions. 

  1. Meeting with a design consultant

    During the consultation, the consultant will assess your space and share their expertise on how to optimize it to meet your specific needs. This personalized approach ensures that you feel heard and supported throughout the consultation process. 

    After discussing your vision, we may show you examples of past projects or provide visual aids to help bring your ideas to life. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions and clarify any concerns you may have about the design process or timeline.
  2. Tour of the home

    During the tour of your home with BCR Design Build, we will carefully examine the areas you want to renovate. we'll listen to your ideas and make note of any specific details or features that are important to you.

    This is an opportunity for you to share your vision and preferences, allowing us to understand your style and needs better. As we walk through your home, we'll consider practical aspects like space utilization, natural lighting, and existing architectural elements that could influence the renovation plans.

    After walking through your home, we offer initial thoughts and insights based on their observations. This discussion will help in setting realistic expectations and exploring potential design possibilities that align with both your aesthetic tastes and functional requirements.

  3. Communication of expectations

    During the in-home consultation with BCR Design Build, you can expect clear communication about your renovation goals. Our design consultant will listen to your ideas and provide valuable insights on how to bring them to life within your budget.

    You'll have a chance to express your vision for the project while receiving expert guidance on what's feasible and practical for your home.

    Once you've communicated your expectations, the consultant will outline the next steps and discuss the potential timeline for your project. This open dialogue ensures that everyone is on the same page before moving forward with the design process, giving you confidence in the direction of your home renovation journey.

  4. Explain our design-build Process

    We will walk you through our design and build process, outlining each step from design to construction. This transparency ensures you know what to expect and when to expect it.


    Pricing & Budgeting

    We will discuss the feasibility of your ideal budget range. While we won’t know the exact cost of your project at this point we will be able to provide you with a good idea of what you should expect the project to cost, by starting this discussion and talking about some practical numbers will go a long way in helping our team direct you in the best way forward.

Let's Say The Consultation Goes Well, What Happens Next? 

  • We move to a partnership Design Agreement, and a retainer fee is typically 5% of the preliminary estimate.
  • We will also inspect, measure, photograph and document the existing space.  
  • Set up a meeting at our design studio to introduce our team and go over some pallet selections, a basic layout, and a 3D drawing
  • Review material selections appropriate for your project, review a preliminary scope of work and provide a refined estimated budget. For some projects, we will create a Good-Better-Best estimate so you can get an idea of how your selection choices can affect the final price.

Start The Design Prosess 

The in-home consultation is more than just a meeting; it's the foundation of your remodelling journey. It sets the tone for a successful project built on mutual understanding, trust, and clear communication. At BCR Design Build, we are committed to making your remodelling dreams a reality, starting with this first, crucial step. Let’s embark on this exciting journey together, creating spaces that reflect your taste, fit your budget, and enhance your lifestyle.

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