Well, here we all are standing outside of Gate 4. Right now it’s locked. On the other side is the fun and challenging creative work it will take to refine our design concept into a set of detailed instructions for permitting and building the project.
You have committed to solving your home’s challenges by signing up with CG&S to do the planning and design for your project. When you enter into a pre-construction agreement with us, it opens Gate 3 into the great beyond, where we look at your home’s future, and develop smart and creative design strategies together.
The Pre-Construction Services Proposal
OK, we have had a mutually beneficial first meeting, we have discussed your design needs and priorities, our thoughts on budget, described the design-build process, and both parties want to get a bit more serious. Wonderful! That means that we agree to walk together through Gate 2, and we will put some serious time and attention in putting together a written proposal to thoroughly plan the project for your review.
September 24 & 25
Well it’s official, the season finally seems to be changing. It’s still hot, but something is different: the air is lighter, the light paler; the city sounds different, like you can hear further and more clearly than before. Nestled in this time of change and new beginnings, the Austin NARI Tour of Remodeled Homes awaits to provide all of your remodeling/renovation inspiration.
The best insights always materialize in the shower!
Bathrooms have many parts, but I think the heart of the bath is the shower. Well-designed showers promote serenity, comfort, and a feeling of wellbeing. Inside this special space, the mind is calm, and often valuable insights and ideas surface.
The CG&S Design Build Process
If you are like most of us, you don’t do a renovation project very often. Maybe you have done finish upgrades or repairs, but nothing substantial. You may now be thinking about a more comprehensive, complex, architectural level renovation. There are lots of stories out there about these larger projects. You may have a family member or a friend who has bent your ear about how their project went. When I ask people, I hear good stories, and I hear not so good stories. Sometimes they tell me they are fine with the end result, but the process of getting there was confusing, frustrating, and painful. What if there was a way to guarantee a success story for your remodel? Well, dear reader, the good news is that there is! We call it Climbing The Six Gates. Now sit right down and let me tell you all about it. Today we’ll start at the beginning: Getting through Gate 1.
Dining Rooms At The Center Of Home & Family
I grew up eating at the dining table. It was a safe place. A place where we ate incredible, homemade food (thanks mom!) and talked about our day. It was a place where we had family meetings, birthday parties or study sessions. It was the central hub of our house.