taste works with families at every stage of home ownership, from planning of a new construction home to renovating historic homes. Our Path allows for efficient exploration, to ensure your new home is everything you’d intended it to be, while keeping control of the scope and speed of the project.
Milestone Moments represent key points where you’ve gotten meaningfully closer to seeing your project completed. Here’s what to expect from each one:
Every project with taste begins with a Program – an overarching yet rich foundation for your home project. At the conclusion of the Program phase, you’ll have a good understanding of what your new space will look like in general terms. You’re going to have different floor plan options to consider, visual collages for each room, a selection of foundational finishes and materials, and budget tools with high/low estimates for the interiors portion of your project. Your confidence and ease with upcoming decisions begins here.
Once you reach the Schematic Design stage, your vision for your dream home is getting much clearer. At this point, we’ve worked with you to develop detailed plans, based on what we’ve learned about your lifestyle and preferences. Included in this are some key elevation drawings, which make it easier to visualize your new space, and a more refined suite of materials for you to consider. Because the plans have been refined, the budget now becomes more specific. Because taste’s mission is to help homeowners maximize their investment, we devote time at this stage to material selection with a focus on what will serve your family well now and in the long run.
The Design Development stage is very exciting, because when you’ve reached this point, you’ll know with a high degree of certainty how your new home is going to look, feel and function. You’ll have complete plans, detailed with all relevant specifications and elevations. You’ll know – down to the last door knob and drawer pull – what materials and finishes are going to be in place. And all of those individual ‘things’ that make a house a home – personal favorite items, the family furniture, a special collection or artwork – will have a place in the plan. The budget is equally beautiful in its own way, thorough and detailed because we’ve found that accuracy, transparency, and clear communication is the very best way to ensure outstanding outcomes.
During the Construction Collaboration, taste serves as your eyes and ears on the ground. We collaborate with the builders, providing construction plans and mock-ups experienced professionals appreciate working from. Regular site visits are done to confirm design intent, assess project progress, and keep you fully appraised of meaningful developments. When the Construction Collaboration stage is over, the next, and best stage begins the minute you start enjoying your new home.