A defined process with positive outcomes.
Bel Air Custom Build works closely with all clients to make their vision a reality. This process begins with the design phase, wherein our design team meshes expertise and imagination with the taste of the client, creating an inspired custom home design.
During the pre-design phase, Bel Air Custom Build reviews the client’s goals and asks extensive questions to establish the scope of the project. After listening to the client’s ideas, inspirations and requirements, a set of detailed notes is established, which become the program for the project.
In the schematic design phase, concepts or “schemes” are developed for the client’s custom home based on discussions and findings. The client is presented with hand-drafted site plans, floor plans and elevation drawings, and the schemes may be additionally illustrated with a three-dimensional physical or computer model. The client will be shown preliminary furniture layouts, window placements and solutions for the kitchen and bathroom. After the concept is reviewed and refined, the client may be presented with more than one round of schematic designs until the plan is perfected.
Design Development & Working Drawings
Once the schematic design for the client’s new home is approved, the design development phase commences. Here, the design is fine-tuned and will begin to incorporate structural, basic mechanical and electrical systems. We also work closely with the client to select exterior and interior materials, windows and other major components. Near the end of design development, the client is presented with a price estimate, which can be adjusted to suit the client’s unique budget and the final scope for the project using the firm’s cost-plus pricing approach. Once the budget and scope have been finalized at the end of the design development phase, construction will begin.
The unique system established by Bel Air Custom Build allows the design process to segue seamlessly into the construction phase, which is also managed in-house and overseen by our own staff. Progress reports are provided periodically and walk-throughs are scheduled at every key stage during construction, allowing clients to understand the nuances of the process and experience firsthand how their dreams are being transformed into a reality.
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