“WE TRAVEL WELL”

“WE TRAVEL WELL”

How our designers can assist with any design work for our clients out of state By Linda Holman Several years ago one of my clients asked me if I could help her with a new project in her home state of New Hampshire. How hard is it to create a design and have all the conceptual materials translate into the perfect outcome?  It is a lot easier than you think! Most designers can establish the groundwork for the design with the initial visit to the out of town location. Meeting with the “Design Team” of Architect, Builder and Designer, along with the clients, helps establish the conceptual phase of the design and creates a great dialogue for the success of the project. Communication is the key to any team effort and is especially important for translating information from different locations. Being organized also helps create an easy translation of ideas and concepts. I spend a lot of time on a Project Manual that I pass out to all Team members. It contains all the interior drawings and specifications that the builder needs to assure that the project runs smoothly. All materials are specified and the subcontractors have a complete set of everything they will need to complete their work. This saves valuable time and expensive change orders. The greatest tool we have at our fingertips is Modern Technology to go along with our design talents. Any questions or concerns on the job can be sent by I-phone or Email in an instant and quickly resolved! Any problems can be easily solved by sending a photo from the site for...