Our Process

We have developed a 3 phase design process to execute projects. Since every project is unique, and clients approach us at all stages of their project, our services are not limited to the 3 phase process. 

In most cases our salon + spa interior designs include the full design process. We remain a source of information and continue to coordinate with clients and contractors through to the end of the project. 

For more information about our services + pricing please contact us

 
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Phase 1: Discovery + Floor Plan 

After your consultation, we will schedule a site measure to get your space into CAD and start from the existing layout.

Then, based on the information we discovered from your first consultation, we create 3-4 floor plan options that include the services you wish to offer. 

A floor plan a scaled drawing that shows the different areas their relationship to each other, and gives an overview of where the walls, furniture, and fixtures will be. A floor plan is a great tool for showing what the flow of traffic will look like as people move throughout the finished space.
We consider your wish list and business plan along with the square footage when creating a functional layout for your salon.

On its own, a floor plan is insufficient to build from. Contractors typically need more information to prepare their estimates and schedules. They require a full set of drawings that contain a lot more technical information than a floor plan does.

 

 


Phase 2: Working Drawings

Working drawings can include the demolition plan, construction plan, plumbing plan, power and data plan, and lighting plan. In addition, we have a specialized team of professional engineers who we provide the mechanical drawings if it your project requires them. These documents communicate the technical details of the build to your contracted professionals.

The working drawings, along with Mechanical Engineer's drawings are the minimum documents required in order to apply for permits, price, and build your space. 

What about all of the visual elements of your space? That's where the finishes plan comes in...

 


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Phase 3: Finishes Plan

This is the fun part! 

The finishes plan indicates what flooring will be used, wall and ceiling finishes, plumbing finishes, millwork specifications, lighting specifications, and any other visual detail of your design. The location of finishes as well as their source will be indicated on a legend that is linked to your floor plan so that your contracted professionals can execute the plan.

We understand that clients may find it difficult to visualize their design at this point, so we usually include a rendering to ensure you love your design and make any necessary adjustments before the work is completed.