Ever wondered what goes into a renovation project? Here’s what the ICON Custom Builders team has to say:
BRINGING THE DESIGN TO LIFE
Chuck and I will set up an initial meeting to preview the home and get a better understanding of the clients’ design taste and hopes for the renovation. Once the design agreement is signed, I jump right into action working with clients to make those design selections and we talk through in detail what needs to be selected and ordered. Next we “shop” together and select everything from tile and countertops to light fixtures and paint. All the fun stuff!
Project and Design Coordinator
ESTABLISHING A TIMELINE
Project timelines vary based on the type, size and complexity of any project. However, past experience will help us provide the probable timeline for a
project. There are many factors that can alter a project timeline. For example, if a material selection is made during construction with an extended
lead time, the client will need to make a decision to keep the selection – which can extend the completion date – or make a new selection.
DEVELOPING A BUDGET
Bringing the clients’ wish list and budget together is always a fun challenge! Once we have an understanding of how clients see the space being used, it helps us shape the wish list. Then we know where we can change the scope to help them meet that budget.
PREPARING FOR A RENOVATION
Preparing for a renovation is very important. If the project is a kitchen renovation, you need to consider the temporary kitchen needs for your family. What was once your dining room may now become your temporary kitchen. Consider an outdoor grill, microwave, skillet and toaster oven for making meals. We have had clients use camping gear for outdoor temporary sinks that connect to a garden hose. Consider your storage needs. Where will you put your items? Do you need a storage unit? Will you need to call a moving company? Keep an open mind, knowing that when something goes
sideways, we are all human and it can be corrected.
DURING THE RENOVATION
Clients can expect open, constant and honest communication from the ICON team. We want to make sure that we are consistently meeting their needs and expectations. Both myself and their designated project manager are with them every step of the way. There is a set project timeline established prior to demo and we all work hard to stick to that deadline. Your project manager handles all of our subcontractors and I handle all of our design needs, leaving little room for error or project frustrations.
Project and Design Coordinator
WORKING WITH THE TEAM
We have a design coordinator on staff who works with clients to help make all the decisions and selections required during the project. We have an in-house architect that specializes in visualizing possibilities and redesign of older homes, as well as an in-house master craftsman for custom project
needs. In addition, we have an exceptional team of employees and subcontractors that have worked together for many years.
“We treat every home as if we lived in it. We have worked in this area for over 15 years, and plan to for many more years. We do everything possible to ensure our clients are happy with our work and the results. We are always looking for ways to contribute back to the community, and as a result, we support many organizations. We live in the neighborhoods we work in. We want to see excellent work done here.
Owner and President