OUR PROCESS

FROM DESIGN TO COMPLETION

We know how hard it can be to manage your own interior project - from deciding what you want, sourcing the materials, the budget, the trades - the stress.

 

Our goal is to make the design-build process an enjoyable one. We work with you every step of the way to produce not only beautiful designs but spaces that are functional and well-considered and most importantly, that you will love for years to come.

 

Experience has shown us that knowledge of our process helps clients feel confident with their renovation and comfortable for the duration of the project.  

For more on how we work see below. 

The Cranberry Process

CONSULTATION PHASE

Wendy will meet with you at your property or via video conference to discuss your project. This first step is where you brief us on the scope of your project, your lifestyle, your style, your inspirations, your timeline and budget so that we fully understand your ideas, wants and need. At this time, we will present our project proposal and consultation fees - allowing you to make an informed decision.

RESEARCH, DESIGN AND PRESENTATION PHASE

After discussing the brief together, confirming the direction and how much involvement you as the client like, we will take your brief and work on creative designs and solutions for your space.  In our second meeting (held in our Design Studio), we will present 2-3 floor layouts and an overall concept ready for your input and collaboration.  Once we’ve finalised the design together, we will draw it up to scale using Sketchup so that we can hand you A3 copies at our net meeting.  While we are preparing these A3 drawings (between session 2 and 3), you will need to select and confirm all appliances and fixtures required.  We will supply you with a list of items and sizes for you to choose from.

Meeting three (3) is when the fun begins!! We will take you on a shopping excursion to choose all your fittings, fixtures and finishes. These might include benchtop suppliers, tapware, baths, joinery finishes etc.  We will take all this information away with us, and in our final meeting, we will present everything in a cohesive document that is critical in ensuring that joinery finishes, hardware items, benchtops etc. all work withing the design when drawn to scale.

PROJECT PHASE

As the design process draws to a close, you will have accurate designs established, materials and selections prices. From here, you have the opportunity to bring your designs to life through our comprehensive Design Management service, which includes:

  • Allocation of reputable and qualified builder/tradespeople  

  • Liaising with the building designer for permits including engineering, planning permits etc

  • Supply of all fittings, fixtures, and finishes 

  • Design Management from conception to completion of the project

  • Installation and final styling of all furniture, accessories, and window furnishings at the completion of the build 

 

All our services are quality controlled by Cranberry, and our Design Management prices are costed per project. These will be discussed with you at the time of receiving the building and trades quotes. 

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