Congratulations! We are so happy to be serving you! We understand that you have entrusted your vision of happiness in your home to AARON B DUKE. We want to ensure this is a wonderful experience for You. It is our great honor and pleasure to walk you through our process. We want to assure you that you are in good hands! 

 

Our Design Process Consists of 9 Phases: 


1. Project Launch

2. Interior Design Concept 

3. Design Concept Presentation Approval 

4. Design Development 

5. Structural Build or Renovation 

6. Hard Goods Approvals 

7. Goods Purchasing 

8. Hard Goods Installation Coordination 

9. Final Reveal and Finishing Touches

Let us walk you through the phases of your project. 

1. Project Launch

The initial design study will Include a collaborative meeting to clarify who will be the main contact and decision maker, the scope of your project, and direction of the design. We will interview you to learn about your preferences, what is important to you, and how to make your home blend perfectly with your lifestyle. 

We will need you to provide us with all relevant information on your home, like architectural drawings, site and project information, and the contact information of all other parties that will be working on your project with us. We will meet with you a few weeks later to review preliminary Design Concept ideas and develop the foundation for a formal Interior Design Concept. 

2. Design Concept

Based on your project requirements, initial Design Study conclusions, your preferences and feedback on our preliminary Design Concept, a comprehensive Design Concept shall be prepared. It will include structural layout, floor plans, a color scheme, materials, and surfaces. 

3. Design Concept Presentation and Approval

The Interior Design Concept will be formally presented to you for feedback and approval. You can expect to be presented with a combination of sketches, materials, and other visual aids to help you to fully understand the concept and plan. Approximate pricing of goods and services will also be provided during the presentation. All decision makers are required to be present for your Interior Design Concept Presentation and Approval. 

During the meeting, we will confirm all design elements and overall plan. If there are elements of the design that need to be refined, researched or sourced, we will do so quickly and verify your final approval on those items. It is important to make decisions expeditiously throughout this phase, as vendor pricing and product availability can often change if more than 30 days pass. 

4. Design Development 

Once you have approved your Interior Design Concept, our design associate will commence with developing the concept. Design Development is the phase that we flush out all details, develop and finalize all structural elements, construction documents and floor plans. 

We are adept at and welcome coordination and collaboration with other parties involved in your project such as the architect, audio and visual specialist, the contractor and subcontractors for the most effective Design Development.

You can expect several meetings during Design Development to discuss costs, timing, and to approve the final drawings and layouts. 

5. Structural Build or Renovation 

This is when your design begins to come into form. Expect a lot of activity as everyone plays their part in the build. If you are living in the space during this phase, we will make sure you are as comfortable as possible. Your home and property will be protected and noise, dust and messes will be kept to a minimum. We work closely with all parties to make sure the construction is well coordinated and the outcome is as we intend it to be. You can expect to be updated weekly on the progress. 

6. Hard Goods Approvals

Hard Goods are all the materials and surfaces that become part of the building like: flooring, built-ins, and countertops.  As the Hard Goods are finalized, each will be presented to you in the form of a proposal for approval. You will need to sign each proposal and provide the payment in full, so they can be ordered. 

We streamline this process for you and make sure you have everything you need to give your final approval and initiate the order. These proposal approvals are binding and are not reversible. 

You can also expect to receive reports periodically to help you keep track of all purchases and costs to date. 

7. Purchasing and Procurement

Once we receive your signed proposals and payment in full, we initiate orders immediately. We take care of all the details. We coordinate with the necessary parties regarding what goods are to be purchased by the architect or contractor, and which are to be handled by AARON B DUKE. 

For items that others will be purchasing, we will often play a part in specifying the perfect selections for your home. We will specify the item and provide the information to the contractor to purchase directly. 

For all other merchandise, we will act as the purchasing agent on your behalf. All invoices and questions from vendors will be forwarded and handled by our firm. We will prepare all specifications and purchase orders. We will communicate with all vendors regarding specifications, ordering, expediting, quality inspections, coordination, and timely delivery and installation in your home. 

We will keep you abreast of any important developments as the purchasing process is executed. 

8. Hard Goods Installation Coordination

During this phase, your vision begins to come to life. Flooring, wallcovering, paint colors, appliances, woodwork, tile, and surfaces are all put in their place. AARON B DUKE will coordinate the details with all relevant parties.  

We will visit the project periodically to observe and familiarize ourselves with the progress and quality of work as it relates to the Interior Design Concept. 

For our records, we photograph and/or videotape the project before, during, and after Installations. 

We will keep you abreast of the project status and timing as the installations are completed. 

9. Final Reveal and Finishing Touches

This is the moment you have been waiting for! You will walk into your home and see your dream come true. We will walk you through your space and all aspects of the design now that the vision has been realized. 

Once you have had a chance to take it all in and enjoy your new space for a few days, we will do a final walkthrough with you. We will create a punch list of any small items that need to be addressed. We will attend to any loose ends right away and leave you to enjoy your beautiful home with your family and friends for years to come! 

Congratulations! Let’s Begin!