Interior finishes selections – like flooring and crown molding, countertop materials. These are normally worked out with the builder and documented in your construction contract via their specifications.
We show kitchen and bath – where there are cabinets, fixtures and appliances, where there are overhead cabinets etc – but we don’t show which ones have drawers and which doors, cabinet styles etc. Most builders have preferred cabinet lines and will either have someone in-house to work that out with you or will send you to one or more showrooms.
Interior moldings and mill-work – such as detailed fireplace surround, ceiling coffers, wainscotting, interior columns.
Lighting and electrical – this is normally done with the builder or the builder’s electrician. We can do this with you as an hourly design session.
You or your builder will need to select your window brand. Most builders will have a brand that’s included in your new home package. Our plans size the windows with commonly available generic sizes. Most builders simply do a hand markup with the exact size. If you need or want your drawings adapted to have this exact size, we can do that, usually as a Minor Change.
Mechanical systems – we’ll provide duct chases when requested, but the exact design of the system is normally done by the mechanical contractor. It’s rare that we can help with this. If things are tight, we can help coordinate with your builder and show the furnace etc at exact size and with needed clearances, as an additional service.
Insulation strategy. We can guide you through your choices (usually in consultation with your builder), then document your decisions in the drawings. In some jurisdictions, this additional service may be required.