In order to ensure the success of a home remodeling project in san diego, research is the most important foundation. Here is how Arise Interiors achieves desired results through the design discovery and project exploration phase.


A large population of us love watching renovation television shows. It’s so easy to sit and binge watch an entire show of before and after shots!  Planning a Remodeling Project in San Diego.

It’s no surprise that the excitement that shows through the happy couples viewing the result of their remodeling projects is expected to be the norm throughout the design project. However, there is much more work that goes behind what we all see in an hour long episode. When it comes to executing your very own remodeling project, it is not all flowers and rainbows.

As an interior design firm in San Diego, we know and have experienced first hand the hidden problems that may come up during a remodeling project, and we know exactly how to avoid them. The secret is to set the right foundation from the beginning. To ensure our clients’ interior design vision comes to life within their ideal timeline and budget restrictions, we use a highly-strategic phase in our design process. The initial design discovery and project exploration phase is fundamental to truly understanding what your property, budget, and timeline will allow you to reach the desired outcome of your remodeling project.

Planning a Remodeling Project in San Diego: The Phases Of Design Discovery And Project Exploration

The long beginning phase of a remodeling project is barely featured on your favorite home remodeling TV show, but it goes without saying – those interior designers, clients, and contractors are going through the same process prior to demolishing walls, tearing out cabinets, and picking out materials.

1. Field Study

The first step in any remodeling or interior design project includes detailed examination of your space or property. This includes precise measurements of the area being remodeled. When you work with Arise Interiors, an experienced representative will come out to your site to measure the floor plan, doors, windows, openings, and potential restrictions, such as vents, HVAC systems, structural walls and beams, and more. You can except an expert to come in and conduct a thorough site evaluation. This limits any potential for costly or detrimental issues that could arise later down the timeline. We will also take before photos and videos of the job site.

2. Drawings

We will use the information gathered in the field study phase to develop drawings that effectively communicate the initial design plan and overall vision to contractors. This will include a floor plan of the existing property for each area that will be designed, as well as conceptual floor plans that demonstrate the desired outcome of the remodeling project.

These conceptual floor plans include:
– Layout changes
– Removal of structural elements
– Additions the client wishes to see in the space

This is a labor-intensive process and extremely detailed-oriented in order to get the most accurate construction bids for the project.

3. Aesthetic Concept

The next phase of the design discovery and project exploration includes a mood board and color story for each area that will be designed by Arise Interiors. This information will help guide the project, our goal is to prevent any unforeseen changes down the project timeline that could put the project over the expected budget.

4. Bid Request & Master Project Budget

The next step is to discuss the budget. Formal bid requests will be sent out to our curated network of contractors. We will then schedule meetings accordingly. Then comes the proposed budget that includes costs for materials and finishes. Lastly we will add up the totals with the most fitting construction bids for a clean and transparent project total.

5. Project Review

This is the meeting where all decision makers come to the table. The objective is to review and discuss the findings of the design discovery and project exploration and determine the appropriate steps to get started.


 

Working With Arise Interiors For Your Remodeling Project

At Arise Interiors, we take transparency very seriously. Feeling confident that the designer you’ve chosen is a good fit for you is essential to the success of your project and you can only feel that way if you have all the information. If you are interested in remodeling a space in your home or office, contact Arise Interiors today to start the process.