Bay Area Residential Design & Construction Process

A Streamlined Summary BASED ON RECENT PROJECTS IN SAN FRANCISCO, CA

You can read more about remodel costs here or contact us with questions!



Start

  • First step - contact us!

  • We review your project, then schedule a phone call and/or site meeting

  • We send ballpark estimates for design & construction as well as other helpful info to get the process started

  • If it’s a fit, contracts are signed and the fun begins!

Design

  • Prepare as-builts (existing drawings of the property)

  • Gather all necessary info to start design - list of needs & wants, etc

  • Schematic design - first round of layouts & review

  • Revise layouts as needed to finalize

  • Review with applicable parties (ex: structural engineer, SF Planning Dept) and revise estimates as needed

  • Design development - collaborative help with finish & fixture selection

  • Prepare construction documents

  • Pull permits!

Build

  • Finalize construction estimate (after we have approved permits)

  • Construction starts!

  • Rough-in work & inspections (framing, electrical, plumbing, etc)

  • Finish work & inspections (trim, painting, hardware, etc)

Finish

  • Final walkthrough & completion

  • Photo shoot & celebrate!


NOTES

When you’re planning your project, keep in mind that this process as well as your project budget & schedule will be impacted by permits, historical regulations, code revisions and site inspections.

Some more information on the Permit Process can be found here.

You can also contact us with any questions and we are happy to provide more information.