Design Build - Residential Projects
The first step with any project is to develop a concept. This exciting process should address all of the present & future needs and dreams of you and your family. Looking through magazines & plan books and driving through your neighborhood to look at similar homes are ways to help define your tastes. Another resource for ideas is the internet. Some web sites that offer a variety of styles are coolhouseplans.com, pinterest.com, eplans.com, allplans.com and oldhousejournal.com. A simple google search for "white subway tile shower with wood vanity" will give you 100's of designs to consider.
Financial Comfort Level
Now is the time to see if your dreams and ideas match your budget. This is where H. Mininger & Son leaves the competition behind, investing time up-front and working with you to develop concept drawings for your addition or renovation. Concept drawings include helping you formulate a wish list, and by using Chief Architect, develop a scaled 3-D Computer Aided Drawing (CAD) from that list. You will receive a copy of these drawings along with textured 3D views of any of the interior or exterior spaces. Also, you can download the Chief Architect Viewer program and review your project at your convenience. Included will be a complete line item budget to compare to your investment budget. The cost of this service varies from $1,000 to $5,000 depending on the type, size, and scope of the project.
The concept has form and a budget, now comes the time to complete construction blueprints and specifications. The cost of blueprints will vary depending on the size and complexity of your project. Construction blueprints will typically include engineered dimensioned floor plans for each floor, exterior elevations, and cross sections in order to show construction details. The construction blueprints allow complete building specifications to be determined, along with an accurate estimate. It is also time to start thinking of finishes for your new space. To assist in paint color selections, you can download any of Sherwin-Williams' color selector tools. Also, furniture placement should be considered. The Raymour Flanigan room planner can assist you with this important step.
Building the Dream
The concept is realized, the estimate is done, the agreement is signed and the permits are secured - lets talk schedule. Before your project even begins, we have it all planed out using Microsoft Project, allowing us to predict a realistic completion date. Using critical path scheduling ensures that your project is completed in the shortest time frame possible, while still maintaining the quality you deserve. Every completed project comes with a written (1) year warranty on all materials and workmanship.