Detailed Design – What Is It & Why Is It Important?

Detailed Design – What Is It & Why Is It Important?

The first step in the home remodeling process is conceptual design. As a homeowner, it is important to take the time to understand the conceptual design process and work closely with your design team to ensure that your project meets your needs, preferences, and budget. If you would like to read more information about this first step, click HERE. Once you have taken the time to review and refine the conceptual design plan, the next step would move you into the detailed design.

What is Detailed Design?

Detailed design is the second phase of the design process where the design-build firm creates a detailed design plan that includes all the necessary specifications, materials, and construction details. This plan may include drawings, schedules, and requirements that outline the scope of work for the project. The Project Manager and Architectural Team will review construction methods to ensure we meet all building codes, coordinate with trade partners, and troubleshoots potential hiccups that could arise in the Build Phase.

Why is Detailed Design Important?​

From flooring to cabinetry and everything in between, your design team will guide you through material selections that complement your home. Physically picking out selections and seeing things laid out is important for several reasons:

  1. Ensures accuracy: When you physically pick out selections, you can see and touch the materials, which helps you make sure that the color, texture, and quality are exactly what you want. This can prevent mistakes and miscommunications with contractors.
  2. Allows for customization: When you physically select materials, you can tailor your choices to your exact preferences and needs, allowing for greater customization and personalization of your home.
  3. Helps with budgeting: Physically selecting materials can help you better understand the costs associated with your remodel. It can be difficult to fully understand the costs of materials from online or catalog sources, so seeing the prices in person can help you make more informed decisions about what materials to use.
  4. Facilitates communication: By physically selecting materials, you can discuss your choices with contractors and other professionals involved in the remodel. This can help ensure that everyone is on the same page and that the end result meets your expectations.
  5. Provides a sense of satisfaction: Physically selecting materials can be an enjoyable process and can provide a sense of satisfaction and pride in the final product. It allows you to take ownership of your remodel and to have a greater connection to your home.

Tips for Successful Detailed Design​

  • Stay flexible: While it is important to have a clear vision for your remodel and the materials you want to select, it is also important to stay flexible. Unexpected issues may arise during construction that require adjustments to your design or material inventory.
  • Be realistic about your timeline: A successful remodel takes time, so be realistic about your timeline and consider factors like construction schedules, material availability, and weather conditions that may impact your project.
  • Set a budget: Determine your budget early and stick with it. This will help you avoid overspending and ensure you make the most of your investment.

Final Thoughts​

Detailed design is a crucial step in the home renovation process followed by the conceptual design. You will be able to select the right materials for your space and have clarity on what your money is going towards. It is important to work with professionals that will help you every step of the way.

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We are here to curate and simplify the experience. Nicholas Design Build has a simple and proven remodeling process. Our entire design-build process takes place under one roof, providing a straightforward and exciting experience working with one expert team from start to finish. Whether you are planning a kitchen, bathroom, or basement remodel, or even adding an outdoor living addition to your home, contact our experts! Using high end 3-D technology, we open your eyes to stunning possibilities, meeting your family’s lifestyle needs.