Virtual Design with FBC
While FBC is operating as an essential business throughout the COVID-19 shelter in place order, our design process has gone completely virtual. This helps us to put safety first and reduce direct person-to-person contact as much as possible during our remodeling process.
Going virtual with our design appointments was new territory for us, but we were up to the challenge! We put our heads together and created a digital design process that’s just as seamless, interactive, and creative as our in-person consultations.
We’ve been getting a lot of questions about how virtual design works. Sam, one of our wonderful designers, is here to walk you through the process and get you inspired!
1. Virtual Design Consultations
Design consultations are a complimentary introduction to the FBC Remodel process.
We take time in our design consults to get to know you, your family, your values, and what you’d like to get out of your remodel. Design consults are an easy way to see if FBC is the right fit for you — no pressure or strings attached. We also take time to get familiar with your space and take measurements to start the design process.
Our virtual design consultations are built to be nearly the same as having a designer physically visit your home. The only difference is we walk you through measuring your own space. Once those dimensions are turned in, we get going on your custom design.
2. Virtual Ideas Meeting
The ideas meeting is where collaboration happens!
Your designer presents two 3-D renderings of your completed space. One design is what you envisioned your remodel to look like at the design consultation. The other design is a reimagined version of your project, where your designer can really show you what’s possible
(Note: We find most of our clients draw inspiration from both designs!).
From the ideas meeting, you work with your designer in real-time to make tweaks and changes until you come up with a design that works best for you.
Virtually, we’re able to show you the “as-built” drawing from your measurements, and bring the space to life through interactive walkthroughs of the 3-D model.
3. Virtual Production Walk
Now that you’ve started to work with your designer, it’s time to meet your project manager!
Your PM will be your point of contact for all constuction needs, and you’ll be working with them exclusively once you move forward with building your project.
Your project manager will have you virtually walk them through your space, taking notes of your space’s specific needs to ensure a smooth build. They’ll also explain how construction works at FBC, as well as how you’ll track your project’s process via app.
The virtual production walk is also a great time to get all of your questions and concerns answered about construction.
4. Plan Review
This virtual plan review is just like the in-person version of your final design meeting. We present you with a noted plan and go over every detail of your remodel. We make sure that the plan and price is up to your liking, and give you the final project cost and timeline.
Up until the plan review meeting, you haven’t spent a dime. If you choose to move forward with building your design, you put down a deposit and choose your construction start date.
Online Virtual Design in Naperville with FBC Remodel
Booking a virtual design consultation with FBC Remodel is easier than ever. Simply give us a call at (303) 227-3636 to talk to our Design Coordinator, Jenny, about your project. From there, we line you up with one of our designers!
Questions about how we’re remodeling under COVID-19 regulations? Visit our FAQ page here to learn more.