How We Work with You – The Process:
Southern Luxury Construction knows your home is where your family feels safe and peaceful. Therefore, our very first goal is to never interrupt your lifestyle, even when the construction project is underway. From design/build to completion, SLC wants to meet your expectations by never introducing any surprises, and always keeping you informed. Here’s how we get there:
The First Meeting at your Home:
In order to better understand the dream you’ve envisioned, it’s important for SLC to measure the space available at your home and discuss with you the future project. But it’s equally important for SLC to hear from you about what you’ve been dreaming about so they can begin the design process. During this first meeting, SLC request that all decision makers be available so that all ideas and expectations are presented during this first meeting at your home.
During this first meeting, SLC will briefly discuss the many options of stone, design, and character you hope to achieve in your outdoor living space. This is where the creative process begins – so bring anything that you have found that inspires you! Whether it’s something you found online, in a magazine or just something you hope is possible, it’s important for us to know exactly what envision prior to the 3-D Design Studio phase.
3D Design Studio: Design-Build with Our Team, Your Dream
One of the most important steps in making your outdoor living space a reality is giving you an opportunity to see it before we build it. Our 3-D Design Studio gives you access to every angle, every feature, and every setting, day or night. You’ll see the end result, and you’ll begin to experience what it will be like to sit outside with your family during the day, or experience the ambiance of the lighting features during the night. SLC’s 3-D Design Studio leaves nothing to the imagination – it’s all right in front of you. The design studio is unique for two reasons. Not only does it deliver the outdoor living experience to you in great detail, but it also allows you, the homeowner, to make any final changes to the design prior to construction.
Finalizing: Budget, Plan and Contract
Once the design has been finalized, SLC will discuss the budget with you to make sure expectations have been met so the project can move forward. SLC’s goal during this meeting is to make sure you have a design you love, a budget that’s approved by you, and the excitement and anticipation of watching your dream come alive!
Once the design and budget have been approved, and you have made a decision to move forward with the project, SLC will discuss a start-date for construction. During this time, SLC requires a signed contract and 30% down payment to order and purchase building materials so your project isn’t delayed.
Construction Begins – The First Day
On the first day of construction, SLC will introduce you to your project manager, who will inform you on a daily basis, or at your request, all that will take place each day at your home. You will have the same project manager from day one until the project is completed, and you are free to contact him at any time. As the construction phase progresses, it’s important to keep in mind that construction equipment and materials will change the look of your yard significantly, but that part is only temporary. In just a few short weeks, you will begin to see your outdoor living space transform into reality.
As your project nears its completion, the project manager will complete a final walk-through with you to make sure you are exceptionally pleased with the final result.
On the final day, SLC’s team will install lighting to accommodate your outdoor living space, which will require the team to be at your home at night to make adjustments as needed.
After the lighting is adjusted according to the outdoor living space, it’s time to enjoy what’s been built. SLC will collect any final payments, and you no longer have to dream of an exquisite, gorgeous outdoor living space – you’ll be living it for years to come!
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