Our general practice is to offer a “free initial consultation.” Not all home renovation projects require the same scope of service. We specialize in larger and more involved home remodels, some of which may require architectural and design services for projects that need more intensive design and planning. A design agreement is almost always required in those circumstances.
We generally know during our first visit if your project will require more detailed design planning and blueprints. When this happens, we can recommend outside resources, or we can handle that on your behalf. In those unique situations, you have the option to retain us for the initial coordination and integration of design and/or architectural services as part of a design agreement or formal retainer.
Upfront costs depend on the scope of the consultation. Generally, when we talk to you on the phone, visit your home, and make recommendations based upon your input and our experience, we will, upon request, provide a brief estimate for which there is no charge. The next step would be the preparation of a detailed scope of work plan and proposal.
If your project includes detailed design work, multiple design plans, and blueprints, we ask that you sign a design agreement retaining us as a consultant.
When circumstances warrant a retainer, they serve to protect all parties. When we use them at Embassy Construction, we agree not to divulge, publish, or communicate any information regarding any customers' financial conditions to any person(s) without our client’s express written consent.
All information obtained during this engagement and all suggestions, recommendations, and plans you receive will remain your property and remain confidential.
Our consulting agreements and retainers for residential design services do not commit you to use us for the project. You’re just paying for the agreed-upon services. To be clear, our goal is to build something together.