Typical Scope of Work
COMPONENTS OF A TYPICAL SCOPE OF WORK
- Client and Designer meet to discuss aesthetic style, functional requirements and budget. The Client is required to bring a collection of images showing likes and dislikes, as well as a list of any specific storage requirements and items that need to be accommodated within the home. A good source for inspiration images is Houzz. We require this information to be prepared for review and discussion during the scheduled Concept Meeting.
- Following the Concept Meeting, the Designer will prepare a detailed document with a written outline of the central design concept as well descriptions of the aesthetic for each category of Finish and Fixture and supplemented with images to illustrate. This document will be emailed to the Client for review and comment. Comments will be incorporated into a final draft and selection of Finishes and Fixtures begins based on the specific direction of this document upon its approval by the Client.
Selection of Interior Finishes & Fixtures
(will be amended to refer to individual client requirements)
- Interior Doors
- Fireplace Units
- Plumbing Fixtures
- Washroom Accessories
- Lighting Fixtures
- Finish Carpentry (Mouldings)
- One meeting is included for presentation of above items. The Finishes & Fixtures will be presented using a combination of samples and images.
- Preliminary pricing will be provided for individual products at this time in order for the Client to make selections. The Client is responsible for selecting and hiring a General Contractor to carry out any construction and implementation work and who will be responsible for tendering and ordering of all products. All pricing is to be confirmed by contractor at time of order as supplier pricing and availability may change between time of specification and purchase or be subject to trade mark-ups.
Interior Specifications Document
The Designer will provide an Interior Specifications Document noting Finishes & Fixtures for the items outlined above, coded to coordinate with Interior Drawing Set.
Interior Drawings Set
- Floor Material Plans
- Preliminary Furniture Plans
- Reflected Ceiling Plans
- Electrical Plans
- Detail Plans & Elevations
- Other, as per individual home
- Finish Carpentry (moulding) details
The Designer will provide two small sample boards for the finishing products outlined above (one for Client & one for Contractor). Some samples may be provided separately or with image, depending on availability.
Project Management Services (included in fixed fee)
- Responding to trade & contractor inquiries by email & phone as required
- Responding to Client emails & calls
- Maintaining project notes & providing Interior Design Site Instructions pertaining to items in Scope of Work
- Administrative tasks including arranging couriers, detailed invoicing
- Review of cabinet shop drawings & supplier quotes from Contractor (review & approval does not infer liability by the Designer in association with these documents)
Project Management Services (charged at an hourly rate)
- Client meetings during design process beyond an initial three (which will be specifically described in the fee proposal)
- Site visits during construction, as requested by the Client & Contractor
The design process for a full house takes approximately 4 months and is ideally complete prior to start of construction. A low-stress experience and a home that reflects your needs and preferences is far more likely with adequate planning time and an efficient, systematic design process.