How much does this cost?
I can't give a set price due to the many variables in each project. Once I've received any necessary info from you regarding the project I will put together a proposal and send it over. Once that's agreed on I can begin work, or if any adjustments are necessary we can discuss until we get a proposal that works for you.
What do I need to provide to get started?
This will of course depend on your project. The main thing is either an existing floor plan, or a new plan that you have already drawn. Typically this will be an image (jpg or pdf), or a CAD file (dwg or dxf) that I can get measurements from. Sketchup and Revit files work too. If you have a different format I am usually able to make any conversions.
Any existing photos you may have are helpful too. If your project is local to the St. Louis area I can also do site visits to get existing measurements if necessary.
Also please provide any specific finishes, furniture, and equipment you would like to use in the final design.
What can I expect as far as workflow and communication?
I pride myself on being easy to work with during the process. We can simply use email to share images and feedback along the way, or if you use Dropbox I find that this is a great resource for sharing documents and comments. Feel free to call or text also.
Once I start modeling I will provide you with some preliminary images to make sure everything is on track and to verify you like the camera views. Once everything looks good I begin the rendering and post processing to give you the most beautiful images.
Do you do construction documents too?
Yep! I will say that I don't want to get involved in super complex docs, but am glad to do a small set. I've done residential and small commercial docs, and have an architect partner to look them over and provide a stamp for permitting if necessary.
This can actually save you quite a bit of money as opposed to hiring an architect to do the set as my fees will not be nearly as high as most architects. If you are having renderings done too then you will see even more cost savings since my construction docs are built from the 3D model, so they're basically already drawn! And they look great too :D
More questions? Just ask!