After 30 years of providing remodeling services, Architectural Justice has developed a system to help each of our clients have a successful remodel. Your participation and knowledge about the process and what to expect is as important to the success of a project as the actual finished project itself.
Turn Key Advantage
Remodeling can be overwhelming, but like any challenges in life, the rewards of overcoming them can be great. At Architectural Justice we understand this and work with our clients from start to finish completing a project we both can be proud of.
We have the great advantage of having all of the products you may need for a project on our premises. Our 20,000 square foot showroom has an expanse of products for every style and budget. Along with our showroom, on-site granite yard and workshops, our most valued resource continues to be our designers and artisans.
From concept to production to installation, our team is determined to produce innovative, functional spaces, while staying on the cutting edge of design. While each project is unique, our goal for every job is to provide the best possible experience and result to our customers.
This is the initial phase where you and your design consultant get to know one another and determine your needs and the general scope of work. You will be able to browse our showroom, get a sense of what products you prefer, and also determine your general budget. In addition, we may schedule a preliminary visit to your home to access your space. Once this phase is complete, you may receive an Experienced Based Estimate for your project based on our findings and your desires along with rough plans for your space.
1 – Create an Idea Board. This can be with pictures, pages from magazines, samples of materials or you can create an Idea Board on Houzz or Pinterest.
2 – Determine your actual Budget. This will help your designer and the selection process. Be clear about deadlines, special events or occasions. It will determine the initial pace of the project.
If you have determined you would like to move forward with your project, we can move into the design phase. During this phase detailed field measures are performed and final design and selections are made. Computer generated drawings can be created to help you visualize your space along with a detailed proposal describing the scope of work.
3 – Decisions about finishes can be stressful and challenging. Trust yourself. If you keep gravitating back to a certain element of the design or a selection, trust yourself that this is something you really like and incorporate it.
4 – Be organized. Start a binder or even a large bag to hold documents, plans, samples and ideas for your project. When you are out and see something intriguing that you would like to add to your new space you will have all the reference materials you need right there with you.
During the production phase, drawings are perfected for fabrication, material and labor acquisitions are made and final packets for production and installation are created.
5 – Changes on paper are much easier than changes once the construction process has started. Make sure you understand your plans completely. If you can’t visualize the changes to an existing space use tricks like putting tape on the floor or posts and string in the yard where the new walls will be. Put a mirror where a new window may go. We are here to help you be able to see the finished product.
6 – This is also the time to start preparing your home for the big project to come. Start cleaning out cupboards and closets, put items into storage, cover upholstery if it is not being used frequently. Prepare your home for the inevitable mess that will occur. Being prepared will make the construction process much easier.
CONSTRUCTION AND INSTALLATION
The construction and installation phase will take the concept of your project and make it become a reality. Our lead carpenter and project manager can control every aspect of the project and will ensure its completion. A final walk through will be performed to go over your project’s details.
7 – If you are remodeling a kitchen, you will need to resign yourself to eating off paper plates and depending on your microwave for the duration of the project. It can sometimes be inconvenient and frustrating – but the end result is well worth it.
8 – Start of Production Checklist – your Designer and Project Manager will review with you each phase of the project, what to expect and how you will affected each step of the way. This will help with the many questions you may have along the way.
Although the remodeling process can be challenging, our goal is to guide you through the journey and create spaces for you and your family to be proud of.
9 – As your project comes to an end, make sure that you take the time to really walk through your new space with your Project Manager to ensure that your final punch list of items can be completed efficiently to avoid additional visits to your home.
10 – Develop a file including all the warranties and information about new appliances, material and finish colors, wood types and any other details that were included in your finished space. This will be a wonderful reference for later or if you ever sell your home.