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A California Coastal style kitchen with white shaker cabinets and light blue backsplash

My Design Process

Have you wondered what it's like to work with a designer?  Having a clearly defined process is key to a smooth and successful project.  Here is my basic 5-stage process for full-service design.  Roll over each step to learn more:



This step is a must

•Determine goals, needs, wants, budget 

•Room measurements

•Pinterest board or other means of sharing inspiration 

•Concepts, ideas, mood boards

At the end of this step: Preliminary Presentation



I put on my design hat and create

•Floorplan, elevations

•Colors, materials and finishes

•Specific fixtures, furnishings selected

•Budget estimate

At the end of this step: Design and Materials Presentation



mundane but necessary

•Working drawings and schedules

•Project Binder for contractor

•Permits and approvals

•Prepare client proposals, vendor purchase orders



Procurement and construction

•Orders placed, tracked, received and inspected

•Demo, construction

•Site visits as needed 

•Installation, and "Reveal" if possible



We wrap up final issues

•Final walk-through

•Styling your new space; you decide what accessories you want to purchase

•Photoshoot (your privacy is respected)

•Survey, reviews and referrals

A master bedroom with blue walls and white bed

Creating a Welcoming Guest Room

For tips and ideas from myself and other design professionals:

Bold Journey logo that serves as a Link to an article about Cindy Carpenter Interior Design

New: Bold Journey Inteview

Read my interview with digital magazine Bold Journey:

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