DESIGN A BASEMENT
IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA

Basement design rendering
We start off with a free estimate, where we discuss your project with you to gain an understanding of your goals and vision. This ensures that we can make informed recommendations on how to meet your needs. We will also discuss your budget and time lines. Next, we will prepare a Design Agreement, which will outline the scope of your project. At this time, the agreement is signed and design fee is paid, which is later credited to your construction contract. Now we are ready to start. Let the excitement begin!
Your designer will visit your home, verify all the details of your project and take measurements. Shortly after, your design consultant and designer will meet with you to confirm your vision, scope, budget, and project schedule. From there, your designer will work on creating the space that you envision, providing visual aids such as 3D renderings, or even our new Virtual Reality experience. We’ll arrange a review meeting with you once the plans are ready, to look over them in detail. Depending on the complexity of your project, there may be only one design review meeting or several.
You will now have the chance to decide on some of the most important details, and we will guide you through the process. In your Selections Meeting you will choose flooring, fixtures, lighting design, cabinets, and much more. This important step helps us prepare an accurate proposal. Next, we schedule a Production Team Review where your entire project team meets at your home. The Sun Design team will take this time to review plans and confer with one another on any outstanding questions. On the same day, we’ll also meet one-on-one with key trade contractors scheduled to work on your home. This ensures that everyone working on your project understands both the schedule and plan. Once all of the selections and designs are finalized, we’ll present and review the complete budget, drawings and selections in a Contract Budget and Plan Review Meeting.
We’ll hold a Pre-Construction Meeting to discuss logistics and expectations with you prior to starting construction on your project. Once work has started, we’ll conduct a weekly walk-through with you where we’ll ask for your feedback on the progress to date. We consider this a critical part of the process, as it is our goal to make sure that we are meeting your expectations and keeping you updated on the schedule every step of the way.
Prior to hammering the final nail, when work is nearly completed, we will prepare a final completion list, noting any outstanding items. We will work to complete any of these items as quickly as possible. Then, all you have to do is relax and enjoy your new space!