As soon as prices were confirmed we moved on to drafting a detailed estimate. It should be noted that we have learned to do it without forming a design project. Instead we had a Zoom call where we thoroughly discussed each step of works. It might take from 40 minutes to 1 hour but we will save ourselves a huge amount of time and money in the process of work, while:
- We can neatly interpret the client's wishes;
- The client will describe their wishes and ideas in more detail;
- It is immediately clear what materials, components etc. to prioritize.
If our client doesn't happen to be an engineer or a designer, then getting yourself familiar with the financial estimate may not be most pleasant thing in the world: lots of documentation, all these numbers, data, nuances. Although it's possible to get to the bottom of it, one may wish for someone to come to their rescue and say: long story short, here is what we will do…
So we invited the guys to our office, went through each and every stage of works, explained the detail, showed already completed projects, and instructed them on how their renovation would be implemented. Thus, we shared all the crucial information with the clients, while taking into consideration their own vision and wishes.