The HDC Full Design-Build Experience

HDC Handles the Design With Their Expertise and Your Vision and Style in Mind

Your designer will meet with you to understand your vision and needs for the space. HDC will provide a completed layout and finishes with interesting and inspiring details that fit your personal style. Your designer will work with you to make changes to finishes as needed to ensure you are fully satisfied with the design of the renewed space. You will receive colored elevations, images, and walk-through links throughout the design process, ending in a customized design packet, including your personal design selections and drawings/renderings, for final approval.


Meeting 1: The Design Hand-off (& measure) at the client’s home
Attendees | Client(s), sales, design manager, designated designer, & estimator

Meeting 2: The Design Kickoff Meeting at the client’s choice (client’s home/virtually/at our showroom)
Attendees | Client & the designated designer

Meeting 3: 1st Design Review Meeting at the showroom
Attendees | Client & the designated designer

Meeting 4: 2nd Design Review Meeting at the client’s choice (client’s home/virtually/at our showroom)
Attendees | Client & the designated designer

Meeting 5: Final Design Review Meeting at the client’s choice (client’s home/virtually/at our showroom)
Attendees | Client & the designated designer


Included With the Full-Design Build Packet

The HDC Tailored Design Packet includes the following: Existing photos, As-built plan, Demo plan, Remodel plan, Electrical plan, Flooring plan, Tile elevations (Technical & Standard Color), Plumbing/lighting/hardware elevations (Technical & Standard Color), Cabinet elevations from our supplier, Selection details, Full-Color 3D renderings of the space(s) (including multiple angles).

Full Design-Build Timeline | 10 Weeks

(12 week timing does not take into account the time to schedule from consultation to the design-hand off meeting as this is highly dependent on all parties availability and the current HDC pipeline)

Initial Consultation

An HDC project consultant meets with the prospective client virtually or in their home to see the space, discuss the general scope of the project being considered, and to decide if we are a good fit for the project/client needs. 

Timing: 2 - 3 business days

Meeting Outcomes: Rough range estimate for the proposed project. Design fees communicated. Next steps outlined.

Design Under Contract

If the client decides to move forward with the full design build option, a contract is drawn up and signed. 50% of the design fee due upon signature. The project is entered into the design pipeline.

Timing: Upon agreement 

Meeting Outcomes: Signed Full Design-Build contract & initial design payment made/received.

Design Hand-Off

The client will meet the assigned design team member for the project along with the HDC project consultant, design team manager and the HDC estima-tor at the project space.

Timing: 2 weeks

Meeting Outcomes: Design staff introduced. Project scope reviewed. Official space measurements taken. Client invited into project Pinterest board.

Design Kick-Off

Client reviews their inspirational images and discusses their vision with their designer, providing an idea of what direction the design should take and an understanding of what current pain points are within the space.

Timing: 3 weeks

Meeting Outcomes: Designer informed and ready to create layout plans and provide selection options.

1st Design Review Meeting

Designer will review selection needs and present full color elevations of the suggested layouts for the space & cabinetry (door style/color and tile/plumb-ing/lighting finishes that agree with customer’s inspiration images but offer a unique and personal twist). 

Timing: 2 weeks

Meeting Outcomes: Layout approved. 50% of selections finalized.

2nd Design Review Meeting

Adjustments from the previous meeting are reviewed and a “Live” walk-through (3D) is shared. 

Timing: 2 weeks

Meeting Outcomes: 80% of selections finalized and approved.

Final Review Meeting

A final Live walk-through is presented. Client approves any outstanding selections and with the designer, finalizes design details (tile pattern, grout and edging, paint sheens, etc.) 

Timing: 1 week

Meeting Outcomes: Finalized design plan approved.

Trade Site Visit

Once the design packet is approved, our estimator will set up a site visit with our trade partners.

Timing: 1 week

Meeting Outcomes: Project labor time and cost estimates. Areas of possible concern identified (if any).

Final Estimating

The estimator takes the design selection information along with the trade estimates and finalizes the budget for the project plan.

Timing: 1 week

Meeting Outcomes: The project’s finalized, fixed* budget.

Construction Contract Presentation

A construction contract is presented with the finalized, approved design plan and fixed* budget.

*Included in each contract, there are escalation and de-escalation clauses. Additionally, the budget is subject to change should alterations be made to the construction plans after signing.

How Much Will Your Kitchen Remodel Cost? 

While no two projects are alike, our free pricing guide will help you know what to expect when meeting with contractors to discuss your project. At Hogan Design & Construction, we will continually provide you with accurate estimates throughout the design process and establish a fixed price before construction begins.