PROJECT ASSESSMENT PACKAGE

WHAT IT IS

Our Project Assessment Package is a flat-fee consultation service that provides professional, objective guidance as you define your project.  It is a low-commitment opportunity to work with us that provides you with pertinent information in an organized, efficient, and affordable way.

Starting our projects with this approach has saved our clients money and frustration.  In some cases, our early research has identified a code requirement that would prevent permit approval or trigger additional costs beyond their resources. In other cases, we have been able to help clients create a to-do list of more detailed research their project requires and refer consultants who can help determine whether other factors will pose similar challenges. 

WHO IT'S FOR

You, if you are:

  • deciding whether to remodel or move
  • considering a remodel project that may involve - 
    • structural changes
    • changes to mechanical, electrical, or plumbing systems
    • an addition
    • converting a basement or attic to living space
    • reconfiguring kitchens, baths, etc.
  • looking for feedback about what is possible without making a commitment to a project yet
  • need a professional guidance about costs and timelines
  • would like help creating or refining a list of project objectives
  • considering separating a project into phases
  • building a new home

HOW IT WORKS

STEP 1 - IN-PERSON MEETING (60-75 MINUTES)

I will meet with you at your house to:

  • review your starting point and objectives
  • identify priorities
  • observe the structural systems of your current house
  • discuss budget and timeline expectations
  • explore whether there may be multiple ways to meet your objectives
  • weigh the advantages and disadvantages of executing your project in multiple phases

STEP 2 - WRITTEN SUMMARY

Within 2 weeks of our meeting, you will receive a written report which includes:

  • a summary of findings
  • project budget example that provides a more comprehensive overview of typical project costs beyond construction cost and architectural fees
  • a copy of the published Cost vs. Value report for the Seattle area in PDF format (lists average regional costs and anticipated return on investment for various project types and quality levels)
  • a short list of contractors who may be suitable for your project

WHAT IT COSTS

A flat fee of $750 for the following locations:*

  • Seattle
  • Tacoma
  • Lakewood
  • Gig Harbor
  • Bellevue
  • Clyde Hill
  • Medina
  • Beaux Arts

* Contact us to request a custom quote if your location is not listed.

TERMS

A $325 deposit is required to reserve your appointment.  The deposit will be applied to the total fee, which is due in full at the time of your appointment.

The deposit is refundable if you cancel your appointment by giving at least 24 hours advance notice.  Failure to provide at least 24 hours notice will result in a $325 late cancellation fee.  

Still not sure?  Contact us to schedule a free 10 minute phone chat to see if we're a good fit.