Working with Cascade Design/Build

1. Organize your thoughts on the project.

What do you want to accomplish with the remodel? If you are considering adding living space, how will this space be used, and who will be using it? What are your priorities of wants and needs?

2. Do a preliminary sketch or write down some of the things most important.

Cut out pictures from magazines that have features, concepts, and ideas you like. Write down the dimensions of the space to be remodeled, making note of required wall changes, possible alternatives, etc.

3. Contact Cascade Design/Build (206) 632-4300 in Seattle; (425) 454-4154 -Eastside.

We will ask you some basic information over the phone, and then one of our consultants will contact you to set an appointment for looking at the project.

4. The initial appointment.

During our first visit, we will talk with you about the remodel project you are considering. We will go over any materials or sketches you have, and then take detailed measurements of the space. We also take photos of the project area, for reference in working out our proposal for your project. Establishing a preliminary budget range is an important part of this visit. Our consultant will normally be able to give you an approximate dollar range for the scope of the work you are considering. He or she will then discuss your budget objectives to assure that our proposal fits within those objectives

5. Follow-up Working Session at Cascade Design/Build.

Typically, on the second visit, the Cascade Design/Build consultant will have a preliminary drawing of the project, as well as an initial scope of work with a preliminary budget range. He or she will also have trade and customer references, photos of completed projects, and possibly some samples or brochures of materials specified in the proposal.

6. "In The Works."

Once the project is approved by the owners, we schedule the project into production and begin to coordinate all the components for the project: final, detailed plans, permits, ordering of materials, scheduling, etc.

7. "How long from start to finish?"

Every project is unique. Scope and size of the work are two of the key factors in determining how long the project will take. Site access, special finish work, change orders, etc. can all impact the finished date. This is another of the areas where Cascade Design/Build excels. We have our own craftsmen who have extensive expertise in remodeling. This assures that your project will (1) get done on time, (2) get done to your satisfaction, and (3) be completed on budget.

8. The Finished Product.

We at Cascade Design/Build pride ourselves on creating remodeled living spaces that add value and enjoyment for the homeowners. From initial design and information gathering to completion of the final tasks on the project, you will know you are dealing with experts who care about your home and take pride in their work. Our many years in business and over 7,000 satisfied customer's attest to the quality of work you can expect from Cascade Design/Build.