OUR 10 STEP REMODELING SYSTEM
Creative Spaces Remodeling removes the uncertainty and stress of remodeling your home with our proven step-by-step system, developed by our President, John Johnson’s, more than 30 years in the industry. We focus on customer service throughout the entire process, engaging with you to ensure a seamless experience and to avoid surprises. You can count on us to be direct, detail-oriented, and flexible from start to finish, to create the remodel that matches your desires and needs.
Step 1: Meet and Share
Think of us as your "remodeling therapists."
Why are certain elements important to you?
Why do you want to renovate or build a custom home?
Why are you unhappy with your current design?
During the initial consultation, we will discuss the complete picture of your project and share with you the anticipated budget and time needed.
Step 2: The Feasibility Study
Creative Spaces will visit to take measurements and photos of the existing home or lot. We will also assess the foundation, electrical, plumbing, mechanical systems and any structural or site concerns. All standard permit requirements, including those specific to waterfront properties, will be assessed.
Step 3: Starting Design
At this stage of the process, our designer will draw what we call "as-builts" (drawings of your existing home), which are the critical starting point to the development strategy for accomplishing the new design.
We will then start creating preliminary schematic drawings (basic design concepts) with solutions to your shared challenges, desires and budget.
Step 4: Meet & Review
To ensure that we are on the same page and that your vision is fully understood, we will reconvene multiple times during this stage to review the schematic design drafts and evaluate the direction of the project and the impact on your budget.
By the end of the Feasibility phase, you will have a clear direction of the design of your project with schematic floor plans, elevations and 3-D Mass Modeling. You will also have the budget needed for your desired project.
Step 5: The Design Agreement
Now that we have evaluated your home, property and worked together to design the best project and budget, we can move to the Design Agreement.
During this step, we will make any essential adjustments to the design that you require. In addition, Creative Spaces will bring critical framing, electrical, plumbing, mechanical and excavation trade contractors to the site for a detailed evaluation and cost analysis.
Step 6: Revise & Repeat
We will revise and adjust the designs and the scope of work as many times as necessary, creating a project that remains within budget while meeting your needs. Only then is a construction contract prepared and presented to you for approval.
Step 7: Permit Process
With the construction contract signed and approved, we will begin the task of creating a full set of permit drawings which will be submitted to the applicable county. Once permitting is approved, any additional modifications requested by either the county or the client are added, resulting in the creation of "final construction" drawings. To review, there are (4) different levels of drawings developed during the process to ensure we create the best design possible: the Feasibility Study, the Design Agreement, the Permit, and the Final Construction Drawings.
Step 8: Ready to Roll
Next, we develop the construction schedule and finalize pre-construction decisions. This includes staging the work area, approving materials and paint colors, identifying items with longer lead times and other critical details.
Step 9: Start Construction
Yes, finally, it is time to start the actual construction. At this stage, you will know exactly how long the project will take, how much it will cost, and what you are getting as a return on your investment
Step 10: Enjoy Your Remodeling Project
You can now take satisfaction in the fact that your project meets all of your expectations, solves the challenges you shared with us, captures the essence of your home and your personality and was completed within your budget.
5 Year Warranty
We are so committed to excellence that we back all of our work with a full 5-year warranty. A 5-year warranty is very uncommon in our industry, but we do this for your peace of mind and because we believe in going beyond our clients’ expectations.
Creative Spaces Remodeling warrants all labor work with the homeowner to be free from defects in workmanship for a period of five (5) years. The warranty begins on the date of job completion and upon final payment. The warranty is given to the original homeowner and the warranty period will not extend past the five-year period.