The first consultation is about exploring and understanding your requirements, we will spend about an hour with you to understand what you are looking for relative to any contextual constraints and this will allow us to send you a proposal to suit your project.
Absolutely, we have many clients who we work remotely with via Zoom meetings.
Selkirk Design Company, LLC has been serving clients in the Pacific Northwest since 2017 with over four decades of combined experience. Matt has personally been designing homes since 2002.
Yes. Our service includes an on-site and in-person consultation. We will also do a preliminary site observation to help you decide if you should buy a property.
Since each project is different and each client is different, having a direct dialogue helps us to best understand your needs and to start to formulate an approach for your custom design. No two of our designs are exactly alike; each set of plans is personal to each client. That being said, we can’t create a truly custom design without speaking to you, so give us a call!
Revisions are necessary to get your perfect unique look. Our contract typically covers your design until you are happy. Once the design is signed off on, we are doing behind-the-scenes work and charges will be hourly.
The amount of time it takes to complete a set of drawings is usually about 3 months.
All of our houses are custom designed, ensuring they are the best fit for each of our clients. We don’t require too much of your time, but we do encourage a lot of involvement throughout the process. During the Floor Plan and Elevation phases, when we are initially establishing the design of your home, we consider the client to be a vital part of the team. We understand that our clients are busy too so we have developed methods to simplify the “decisions needed” and can tailor our process for each individual client. Your timely response to questions and design submissions will help keep the project on track. For us, the most important part of our process is to ensure happy clients – as long as we establish expectations early on, the process is structured to run smoothly.
Square footage calculations are made from outside the exterior frame to all heated space.
We will work, coordinate, and comply with their guidelines.
Typically, yes. You can discuss this further with your designer.
This depends on the location of your lot. You can discuss this further with your designer.
This depends on your location, slope and if you are close to a body of water. You may be required to get this.
Typically, it depends on the location of your project. We encourage you to call your local jurisdiction to verify. We are happy to help you with this during design.
We work with a number of teams locally we can recommend and are able to support you and your builder during the design process.
We send progress-based invoices monthly.