The EcoHouse cottage starts with a simple home design process for creative and efficient use of space and materials. Our process allows you to choose from standard design modules, make personalized modifications, and configure the modules for a custom home design. We follow the three standard steps of architectural design, outlined below, to help you create a healthy home environment with optimum energy efficiency and minimal environmental impact.
1. Schematic Design
This step is all about fleshing out your Dream. We start by helping you to consider your space requirements, budget, lifestyle, aesthetic preferences, etc. We make it easy with the following steps and design examples:
- square, rectangle, octagon…
- one story, two story, or more
- gable, hip, or mono-pitch roof
- porches and decks
- living area
- dining area
- bedroom suite
- additional bedrooms
- additional bathrooms
- extended living area
- extended bedroom suite
- kitchen expansion
- dining nook
- additional bedroom
- office / den
e) Put everything together
into a conceptual design that works for you
2. Design Development
The second step adds detail to the schematic design to establish a plan. Here we will clarify window and door placement, specify construction details, choose materials, and estimate costs.
3. Construction Documents
This final step solidifies the plan to get ready to build. Construction documents are prepared for permitting. Suppliers and subcontractors are chosen, and a project management process is implemented.
To begin the design process, start to consider some of the aspects required to pursue your dream.
Contact us for more information on our design process or for a free 30 minute pre-design consultation.