1. Designing Kitchens and Bathrooms
: Typically two to three hours in
length, this meeting accomplishes the following:
A) Interview to discuss the client’s requirements
and requests related to lifestyle, ergonomics, aesthetics and budget.This encompasses:
(i) Kitchens: Shopping choices, entertaining
style, appliance and plumbing preferences, physical considerations of
cook(s),desired atmosphere (warm, casual, classic, clean, smart, dramatic)
(ii) Bathrooms: Shower and/or tub
choices, number of people using the space, lighting, floor and wall
materials, venting, desired atmosphere (relaxing, romantic, elegant,
B) Site measure or review of new home plans.
C) Conceptual design
i) Working Drawings:Detailed plan and
elevations ready for cabinet production.ii) Perspective Drawings:Three-dimensional drawings
that show the finished kitchen. Colour renderings of the drawings.iii) Construction Drawings:Drawings that indicate any
changes or additions to wall placements, doors, windows or bulkheads.iv) Mechanical Drawings: Drawings that denote new or
altered locations of plumbing, heating and venting fixtures.v) Electrical Drawings: Drawings that denote new or
altered placement of lighting fixtures and appliances.
2. Planning Office Spaces, Media Centres and Laundry Rooms
The designer requires furniture pieces and equipment dimensions
to proceed with plan and elevation drawings.
3. Designing General Spaces (Space Planning)
This is the term used to alter existing spaces by adding,
deleting or moving walls, doors, windows or staircases to develop new
or better uses of existing spaces. Again, it is necessary to provide dimensions
of furniture pieces and equipment to be included.