Process

Express your personality through architecture and custom design.

At Littfin Design, we prioritize delivering exceptional customer service and preserving the integrity of your vision. Our mission is to translate your ideas into a practical design that remains true to your vision. Our team is eager to share the inspiration and excitement of building your dream home. The design and development process is fluid, adapting to your specific needs. While the journey may seem intimidating, our team is prepared to tackle any challenge to bring your dream to life. Understanding your desires and needs sets us apart from mass-producing builders. We embrace individuality in design, helping you realize your ambitions with attention to detail and outstanding customer care.

Designing and building your home follows a straightforward process, with the Littfin Design Team by your side. We accommodate deviations from conventional parameters, ensuring your comfort throughout. While the timeline averages 30 to 45 days, it can be adjusted based on your project’s scope. Your input is valued, and we won’t rush you through the review process. Our team remains flexible and open to suggestions throughout the process. Your satisfaction is paramount, and we’re committed to guiding you through a seamless experience, even if unexpected technical requirements affect the timeline.

Step 1: The Initial Meeting

During the Initial Meeting, we will invite you to share your vision. You may have already formed a concept you’d like to see to fruition. We love to hear what our clients have in mind. The research you have done beforehand will help us develop the perfect design.

From floor layouts to exterior elevation options, from home sites to design selections, we will discuss everything that matters to you. We make sure to go over each room in your new home to gain knowledge and understanding of your ideal living space. The Initial Meeting is intended to materialize your dream to turn it into your Dream Home.

 

Step 2: The Design Phase

You’ve envisioned your new design, and now it’s our turn for due diligence. The Littfin Design Team will review codes, investigate structures, and compile details on restrictions. Concurrently, we’ll develop initial floor plans using C.A.D. Programs for accuracy.

The Design Charrette will showcase room sizes, furniture placement, and features. After your review, we’ll seek your input, make necessary revisions, and ensure satisfaction before proceeding.

Once your project is approved, focus shifts to the exterior, mirroring the home layout process. Discussions on elevations and cosmetic options will follow, with the Design Charrette requiring final approval.

The Littfin Design Team prioritizes your peace of mind. Step Two is in your hands, and we’ll collaborate until you’re fully satisfied. Post-approval, we’ll work with your contractor to ensure project integrity within your budget.

We welcome your contractor’s input during Step Two for a better understanding of the project, including budget and time constraints.

Step 3: The Construction Document Phase

Once a final design is agreed upon by all parties for your project, the next step is the Construction Document. This comprehensive document contains all the technical information and approved designs required to proceed.

The Construction Document phase is intensive for our team. Armed with the floorplans and exterior designs, we consider your estimated budget to draft this crucial document.

Upon finalization, the Construction Document incorporates all essential information for formal bidding, permitting, survey use, and the construction of your dream home.

The experience and technical know-how that are quintessential to creating your dream home.

At Littfin Design, our emphasis is placed on delivering top-notch customer service while keeping the integrity of your vision. Our mission is to transform your ideas into a workable design that will stay true to what you are looking for. Our Team is ready to share with you the inspiration and excitement of building YOUR new Dream Home.

The design and development of your Dream Home is a fluid process. As such, the experience needs to be flexible to adapt to your particular needs. We understand the process is sometimes intimidating, but the Littfin Design Team is ready to tack on any challenge in order to bring your Dream to life.

We understand what you want, and we know what you need. Unlike most mass-producing builders, we welcome individuality in design. We will help you materialize your ambitions with attention to details and exceptional customer care.

Designing and building your next home follows a simple process. Keep in mind that the Littfin Design Team is here for you. If we need to deviate from the conventional parameters, we can accommodate your requests. Our goal is for you to be comfortable with the process from beginning to end. While most often the sequence of events is smooth and predictable, the Littfin Design Team is always open to suggestions and ready to assist you.

The average timeline from Step One to Step Three is 30 to 45 days. This is only an average, and depending on the scope of your project, the timeline can be shortened or lengthened as needed. Your input is valued and we do not want to rush you through the review process. Some elements out of our control may also elongate the timeline if, for example, technical requirements need attention.

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During the Initial Meeting, the Littfin Design Team will invite you to share your vision. You may have already formed a concept you’d like to see to fruition. We love to hear what our clients have in mind. The research you have done beforehand will help us develop the perfect design.

From floor layouts to exterior elevation options, from home sites to design selections, we will discuss everything that matters to you. We make sure to go over each room in your new home to gain knowledge and understanding of your ideal living space. The Initial Meeting is intended to materialize your dream to turn it into your Dream Home.

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You have dreamt about your new design for some time; it is now our turn to engage in a comprehensive due diligence process. The Littfin Design Team will review Zoning and Building Code requirements. We will investigate the adjacent structures and any lot information available at the time. Once we gain a better understanding of the physical aspect of the Project, and to ensure all parties involved are aware and prepared, we will put together a document detailing all the potential restrictions and specifications placed on the location and desired structural features.

Concurrently, we will begin to develop the initial floor plans. Entering this intense planning phase, the Team will put together drafts of the final design, also called Design Charrettes. These Design Charrettes are developed in C.A.D. Programs for the best accuracy possible. They offer a concrete understanding of the project’s layout, and allow you to really feel how the floorplan flows.

This imaginative Design Charrette will include room sizes, prospective furniture placement, windows and doors sizes, as well as room-specific features. The Team will create a narrative to help explain what the charrette actually represents. Our goal is for you to be able to understand and appreciate each concept being created according to your vision.

Upon your thorough review of the Design Charrette, the Littfin Design Team will ask you to express your opinions regarding the design. You will have the opportunity to ask for changes or approve the current design. Necessary revisions will be made, and updated layouts will once more be reviewed. No action will be taken until YOU are fully satisfied with the Design Charrette.

Once you approve your Project, it is time to move on to the exterior of your Dream Home. The process is almost identical to the home layout process. We will review with you the different elevations, or roof lines. We will discuss your cosmetic options for the exterior of your Dream Home. Once all elements have been chosen, the Design Charrette will need your final approval.

The Littfin Design Team is committed to your unequivocal peace of mind. Step Two of the Design Process is in your hands. Whether it takes two days or two months, the quality of your experience will never be in jeopardy. We will work with you until you are fully satisfied with the design of your Dream Project. Following your approval of the design, the Littfin Design Team will work with your chosen contractor to ensure the integrity of your Project and the implementation of your preferred budget requirements.

If at all possible, our Team would welcome your contractor’s input during Step Two so they can actively participate in the process. This involvement brings a better understanding of the Project, including budget exigencies and time constraints.

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Once all parties are in agreement with a final design for your Project, it’s time to move on to the Construction Document. The Construction Document is an exhaustive document including all the technical information and approved designs necessary to move forward.

The Construction Document is an intense phase for the Littfin Design Team. With the floorplans and exterior designs in hand, we will take into account your estimated budget to draft the Construction Document.

Once the Construction Document is finalized, it will encompass all the fundamental documents allowing for formal bidding, permitting, survey use and construction of your Dream Home.

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Throughout the entire duration of the three indispensable steps, the Littfin Design Team will assist you to the best of their abilities. We welcome your feedback and comments with an open mind. This Project is yours and your satisfaction is of the utmost importance. You can rest assured that the Littfin Design Team will accompany you every step of the way to guarantee a flawless experience.

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