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Step 4: Initial Meeting with Architect / Designer

In this critical first meeting with the Architect and/or the Designer, we will all meet at the homesite to cover a number of key topics, including:

  • Home orientation, tree topography, sun orientation, etc.
  • The Client will present any pictures, floor plan examples and magazine articles to Sterling and Architect / Designer.
  • The Client, Sterling and Architect / Designer will discuss style, interior design features, layout, building product preferences and Client’s list of design guidelines.
  • We will have a discussion of preferred home design style (i.e., Mediterranean, Tuscan, Ranch, etc.)
  • We will cover desired interior design features such as columns, arches builtins.
  • We will discuss the home layout and floor plan, and any special furniture considerations.
  • We will talk about building product preference for things like windows, exterior doors, and roofing.
  • Sterling and the Architect / Designer will help the Client develop a list of design guidelines in order of importance, i.e., total square footage, number of bedrooms, number of baths.
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