Everyone wants a space to call their own, but once the basic needs of shelter have been met, the next logical steps are to make it an extension of what we are and value. Being home isn't just walking into four walls and having a place to sleep, it is also about a sense of belonging. Our process begins with getting to know our clients, to figure out the best path for them in order to create that sense of belonging. To design realities that foster them.
It starts with an idea or an inspiration. You've moved in and made do for a few years, but now its time for some updates -- you're going to be there a long while yet and far too much time has been spent fumbling through the poorly laid out kitchen. But what can be done and how much is it really going to cost?
That's where we come in. First things first though, dig up those floor plans and anything else that you may have sitting in a drawer somewhere, that will be critical. We will see your space and listen to your story; we will work with you to figure out the "why" so that we can answer with "what", "how" and of course, "how much". With a team working it’s hardest to understand your dreams and goals from their inception all the way to their creation and implementation it’s hard to go with any stone unturned.
“To think like a designer requires dreaming up wild ideas, taking time to tinker and test. The designer's mindset embraces empathy, optimism, iteration, creativity, and ambiguity. And most critically, design thinking keeps people at the center of every process. A human-centered designer knows that as long as you stay focused on the people you're designing for—and listen to them directly—you can arrive at optimal solutions that meet their needs.” -IDEO
Even in the case where your aspirations may not align with your timeline or your pocketbook, we will still provide expert advice on how to think through your approach even if we don't end up being the ones you work with.