What is the Design Process?

We want to simplify the process of turning your dream house into a reality.

Step 1 – Design Consultation

We will schedule an online meeting to discuss your project type (addition, renovation or new construction). We will share images to discover your design style (modern, traditional, contemporary, etc.) This is a good time to share your Pinterest boards and go in depth to talk about specific ideas and must haves for your project.

Step 2 – Schematic Design

This is where your ideas come to life. Firmora will conduct live sketch sessions where we present initial floor plan(s) and room sketches for you to review and mark up in real time. We can discuss layout options, dimensions, building materials, finishes, colors, windows and other important aspects that we will make your design shine.

Step 3 – Architectural Drawings

Your designer will present the architectural drawings or “blueprints” that are typically used by general contractors and permitting agencies. These drawings include floor plans, elevations, and details showing dimensions, materials, and notes that will help define the scope. Your designer will walk you through each drawing to make sure that it meets your expectations and note final changes that need to be made to meet your design goals.

We will deliver electronic copies and print outs of your architectural drawings for you to use with your general contractor, lender or local building permit office.

How can I use my architectural drawings?

General Contractor Pricing

Your final set of architectural drawings will include drawings that general contractors need to identify scope of work as well as quantity and quality of building materials.

Building Permit

Building permit drawing requirements vary throughout the country. Check with your local building permit office to confirm the checklist of documents they require. The types of drawings required are based on your location and project type and size. New construction projects may have a different set of requirements than additions or interior renovations.