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.

(We are currently working on a blog series with more info on this and will share helpful details soon!)

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