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Before the client meets with the Cornerstone Design Group for the first time some basic considerations should be made including:

Individual lifestyle:  How do you live?  Are there particular factors such as occupation, entertaining, children, pets or relatives that may affect your design?

Style/Preference:  You may want a home that reflects a specific style or is comprised of many different design elements.

Location: Is your lot urban, suburban or rural?  What are your zoning regulations in regards to building setbacks, utility easements, landscaping requirements, footages and heights?

The client should collect photos, pictures, sketches, or other plans of interest to incorporate into their new, original design.  It is very helpful to note both desired and undesired features room-by-room where possible.  Basically, you provide the vision; we provide the tools and expertise to turn that vision into the home of your dreams.

Once all homework is completed, it’s time to setup a face to face meeting with Cornerstone Design Group to discuss your future plan.  In this initial meeting the possibility of working all of your ideas within the scope of the desired square footage and price range will be discussed.  When an agreement to proceed with the design is reached, a contract will be signed, and the down payment will be collected.

Cornerstone Design Group would then work to include all desired features into your custom plan, producing a preliminary floor plan for your review.  The production of a custom floor plan will take into consideration lot size, location, orientation, style and elevation requirements.  Dialogue would then take place to refine and tweaking the plan until it matches all desired features.  We will meet with you, the client, as many times as it takes to capture what you have envisioned.

Upon approval of the floor plan CDG will then work on a front elevation.  Once again dialogue would take place refining the elevation until it meets your desires.  Some minor floor plan changes may be required to meet elevation requirements.

Upon approval of the floor plan and front elevation the remainder of construction documents would be created.  After the last approval of all the construction documents, the final prints will be produced, and your custom plan will be ready.  At which point you your plans will be ready for a builder to bid, the city to permit and construction to begin.  The final payment will then be required.

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