In the past couple months, our lives have been turned sideways by new and unexpected challenges. Luckily, in the Portland area, our hard work of staying home and staying safe has paid off as we have seen a decrease in the number of cases.
Our work is unique as it requires us to come into your homes. Below, we’ve answered some of your questions as to how our Design-Build process has changed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Health and safety has always been at the forefront of what we do, and through careful planning and thorough communication we can ensure a successful home remodel project for your family and our company.
1. How do we work together through the design process?
Like many of us out there, Zoom is now our best friend! It is keeping us connected and moving forward. We are doing design consultations via Zoom and doing virtual walk-throughs of your home. The only time we need to come in your home during the design process is to complete our project survey (measure, take photographs) – and we wear face masks and stay distanced!
2. How are plans shared? How do we make design decisions?
Again, Zoom is coming through here in a big way! We share the plans via the screen share feature and can also drop paper plans off at your doorstep. Material samples are bundled up by our design team and/or our vendors and delivered to your home. Most of the showrooms we utilize are now open for appointments, so we can go look at plumbing fixtures and appliances safely.
3. What if I have concerns about people coming into my home?
We have developed a Health & Safety Plan and we customize it to include any special needs your family might have throughout the construction process. As we always have, we seal off the construction area from your living space, minimizing the impact we have on the rest of your home. The Health & Safety Plan is reviewed throughout the design and construction process to make sure all parties are on the same page with policies and procedures.
4. How has the construction process changed?
On each job site, we have clear signage indicating the key health and safety measures we are requiring all team members to follow – wearing masks, washing hands, taking temperatures, and social distancing. Hand washing stations are at the entrance to each job site and signage indicates how to take temperatures prior to coming into the home. As always, we have weekly meetings with the homeowners to talk through schedule items and any other issues that may come up.
We look forward to working with you on your remodel!
Now, more than ever, our homes are our sanctuaries. We look forward to working with you to make your home the best it can be for you and your family.
Contact us today to get started!