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What Happens During a Design Vision Meeting with Custom Built?

December 7th, 2022 | 3 min read

By Michael Flory

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Imagine you're on the cusp of bringing your dream renovation project to life. You've envisioned every detail, and now it's time to make it a reality.

However, in the world of remodeling, navigating from vision to execution can be a complex journey. Questions about layout, design specifics, and how to translate your dream into tangible plans may keep you up at night.

At Custom Built, we understand these challenges intimately. With over 15 years of experience crafting dream spaces, we've fine-tuned the art of turning visions into breathtaking realities. Our Design Vision Meeting is a pivotal step in this journey, where we utilize cutting-edge technology and seasoned design expertise to provide clarity and precision to your project.

In this article, we will walk you through the Design Vision Meeting, shedding light on the process that bridges your vision and the transformation of your living spaces.

From 3D renderings that bring your project to life to discussions that fine-tune every design detail, you'll discover how we're committed to making your remodeling journey seamless and inspiring. Welcome to a world where your dreams are our blueprints, and your vision is our shared reality:

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The Design Vision Meeting

The Design Vision meeting is the second of four milestones that make up the design phase of the Custom Built process. 

Design Vision meeting takes place at our showroom. We will have decided on the date and time of this meeting together at the end of our Kick Off meeting.

After your Kick Off meeting, our design team transfers all the measurements and details captured in the Kick Off to our architect software that brings your space to life in the virtual world. 

The purpose of the Design Vision meeting is for you to view, make changes to, and finalize your floor plan and 3D conceptual design generated with the measurements gathered during your Kick Off meeting. The meeting following interaction will be your Selection Showcase, when we choose and finalize all of your material selections.

Fine-Tune Your Vision in Real-Time

At our Design Vision Verification meeting, we hand you the artist's brush. You have the power to shape your design in real-time, ensuring every element aligns perfectly with your vision.

What the Design Vision Meeting Will Accomplish

The ultimate goal of the Design Vision Verification meeting is to finalize the conceptual design blueprints for your remodeling project.

By the end of the meeting, you will have a very good idea of what your final layout will be, as well as make any necessary adjustments to the 3D rendering we customize for you.

What Decisions Will I Have to Make During the Design Vision Meeting?

You will work with your Project Development Advisor and Designer during the Design Vision meeting to decide on the final design layout for your home remodeling project.

You will make decisions about:

  • Floor plan layout

  • Location of fixtures

  • Size of the remodeled space

  • Layout of cabinets and drawers

  • Integration into the rest of the home

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During the Design Vision meeting, we focus on hearing your input on the design of your remodel. We will not be satisfied with the final design until you are. 

If there are changes you want to make but are not advised to due to structural, code, or practical reasons, our Design and Operations team will help you understand what can and cannot be changed.

Preparing for the Design Vision Meeting?

The Design Vision meeting will require input from you. We will engage in a thoughtful discussion about every aspect of your project, during which the Designer will make changes to the 3D conceptual design immediately.

To be most prepared for the meeting:

  • Have all decision-makers present

  • Be ready for energetic discussions 

  • Bring inspirational pictures with you

  • Set aside approx. 1 hour for the meeting

  • Be ready to voice your opinions about the final design

Next Steps After the Design Vision Meeting

Once your design layout has been finalized, we will be able to select your project’s materials, colors, styles, and finishes. 

The typical time between the Design Vision meeting and the Selection Showcase meeting is 2-3 weeks. During that time, we review your design and continue to assemble a Mood Board of recommended products for your remodel.

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Now that you’ve learned more about what to expect from your Design Vision Verification Meeting with Custom Built, let’s dive deeper into 3D conceptual designs, one of our top design inspiration articles, and the next step of the Proven Process:

Michael Flory

Michael brings over 2 decades of building and remodeling experience to his position as the Owner and Visionary of Custom Built. Michael’s passion to make an impact on the home building industry has led him to serve for over ten years at the local and state Home Builders Association, culminating as President of the HBA of Michigan in 2020.