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Posted on July 21, 2014 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)

"THE BITTERNESS OF POOR QUALITY REMAINS LONG AFTER THE SWEETNESS OF A LOW PRICE IS FORGOTTEN.

HOW THE DESIGN PROCESS WORKS

Posted on June 19, 2014 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)

How Fine Line Design or our on line Interior Design Process Works:


1. An Initial Design Consultation

Fine Line Design plans a visit to the client’s home to evaluate the scope of the work. We ask questions that pertain to the client’s lifestyle. We find out about their personal needs. Typically we are able to determine a budget range for the interior design project at hand.

A second visit may be made to the client’s home to take pictures and measurements so all things can be considered when beginning the design project.


2. The Preliminary Interior Design Presentation

Your preliminary design presentation is shared with you in your home or we send you your design package via email. Oftentimes, the preliminary presentation becomes the final presentation as our clients are usually in agreement with the design.

Color renderings along with creative detailed drawings are available with many design plans. This is a sure way of our clients being able to visualize a complete design of their interiors. We will show you the selected fabrics, furniture, lighting, flooring and even accessories in many cases that give the client a perfect vision of what they can expect in their own homes when their project is complete. Your selected design Package determines your personal choices.


3. Ordering Process

Once the interior design plan has been approved we provide ordering information for you to purchase, either on line or at retail locations. We also offer ordering custom products for you. Everything that we order is put into production and manufacturing. You decide delivery location.


4. Delivery and Final Installation

Once the items have been delivered, an accessory website is given to you. We can choose accessories that best fit the scale and design preference. You can shop right from your own home for some of your products or all of your products. The average savings per room using our on line service is approximately $10,000. Per room.

It’s that easy.

We work with blueprints.

We use Auto Cad.

We do remodels.

We do one room or the entire house.

We work with your budget and timeframe.

 

HOW CAN AN INTERIOR DESIGNER HELP ME IF I AM STARTING TO BUILD OR REMODELING A HOME?

From complete remodels to new construction, Fine Line Design has been doing it for over 25 years! There are many benefits to hiring an Interior Designer during the construction phase of your home. We are able to provide construction consulting, specifications and installations. From taking down walls to open up a room, recommending the redesign of a fireplace, or a complete home remodel, we are here to help!


Do you have a contractor?

We can work with your contractor or recommend one from our team. We have worked with our contractors for many years, they understand and agree with the "Fine Line Design" work ethic, and serve our clients with the same professional approach they have grown to expect. Quality work and great prices, combined will speed up the completion of your project, and have made many of our clients repeat customers. We only work with licensed, bonded and insured contractors. They are committed to our clients and once they are on your project, will not leave until it is completed. Fine Line Design also offers a “Specification Notebook”, this serves as a guide for your contractor to ensure a cohesive design plan.


Have trouble visualizing the end result?

Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) and Full Color Renderings are also available. This will allow you to see the final product before moving forward. Making changes, if necessary, to accommodate your budget and time frame.

We will be honored to help you achieve your dream home!


Some of the many services we offer as a team are listed below.  We like like to specify "GREEN" Design 

• New Construction

• New Room Additions

• Remodels

• Refurbish

• Plumbing

• Kitchens

o Custom cabinetry

o Pre-Fab Cabinetry

o Semi-Custom Cabinetry

o Tile Layouts

o Granite Fabrication

o Granite Installation

o Fixtures

o Sinks, Tubs, Faucets

• Bathrooms

o Custom Cabinetry

o Pre-Fab Cabinetry

o Semi-Custom Cabinetry

o Tile Layouts

o Stone and Solid Surface Fabrication

o Stone and Solid Surface Installation

o Fixtures

o Sinks, Tubs, Faucets

o Lighting Plans and Fixtures

• Stone and Tile Flooring

• Stone and Tile Countertops and Back Splashes

• Wood Flooring

• Heated Floors

• Floor Medallions

• Decorative Stone Design – Bathroom showers, Back Splashes, etc.

• Wrought Iron Staircases

• Balcony Applications –Interior – Exterior

• Wood Staircases

• Decorative Wrought Iron Treatments

• Libraries

• Entertainment Centers

• Built in Bookcases

• Wine Cellars

• Wet Bar Design

• New Window and Door Installations

• Fireplace Remodels

• Custom Woodwork

• Drywall and Architectural Enhancement Applications

• Crown Moldings and Base Moldings

• Ornate Molding Treatment

• Electrical – Interior/Exterior 

  • Electrical/Lighting Plans 

• Lighting 

  • Sconces
  • Chandelier
  • Pendant Lighting

 

You can visit us at:

www.facebook.com/pages/Holly G Bevan and FLD.LP; nkba.org/Holly G Bevan; Linkedin/Holly G Bevan

 

 

WHY HIRE A CERTIFIED DESIGNER?

Posted on April 10, 2014 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)

NKBA CERTIIFIED DESIGNERS

What is the one thing you will afford NOT to have for your next kitchen or bathroom project?

How about the services of a professional designer?

Did you know that the services of a professional designer usually represent only about four percent of a total project budget? That’s a bargain, considering how designers’ expertise saves time and money and assures a more valuable, satisfying outcome.

One of the primary reasons a homeowner turns to a certified kitchen designer (CKD) or certified bath designer (CBD) is to translate your vision—and often your unstated or unrealized needs—into a design that maximizes the functional use of space, desired resources and budget. NKBA designers hear it over and over from their clients: “I never knew that was even an option to consider.”

Building or renovating a kitchen and bath is one of the most important investments you will make in your home. Not only does it involve careful planning, but also extensive research and building knowledge. Certified kitchen designers and certified bathroom designers are tested to rigorous and relevant standards, much like certified public accountants or financial planners are tested for their industry competencies.

The NKBA is the certifying body for kitchen and bath designers, requiring a demonstrated level of professionalism before designers can even take the certification exam. A fully qualified designer must…

• Have seven years of full-time residential kitchen/bath industry experience, including proven knowledge of kitchen and bath design, as well as construction, mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems.

• Completed a minimum of 60 hours of NKBA professional development programming.

• Passed a rigorous, two-part exam testing academic knowledge and practical skills.

• Be an expert in the NKBA Kitchen & Bath Planning Guidelines & Access Standards (31 kitchen and 27 bathroom planning guidelines), which recognize the importance of consumer health, safety and welfare in kitchen and bath design.

• Remain current on local building codes, safety and environmental regulations and the wealth of new products and equipment through ongoing continuing education requirements that mandate a minimum of 10 hours of continuing education every two years.

• Be skilled at assessing consumers’ individual needs and wants and creating designs that meet and exceed these requirements.

 

 

A new trend in decorating Interview

Posted on March 29, 2014 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)

 

A new trend in decorating

Holly G Bevan of Fine Line Design are known for creating spaces that reflect a warm and trend setting style infused with current lifestyles and a splash of sparkle. Here are her thoughts on virtual design services.

SheKnows: What type of services do you offer your online clients?

Fine Line Design: We offer our clients three different levels of service:

1. Online Design Package I — This is the highest and most thorough level of service that we provide. Based on client input concerning color palette, lifestyle needs and budget, we design a room using 3-D color rendering of the room. A design board of textiles, wall art and DIY suggestions to personalize the room. The final product includes the style board (a JPEG of the items chosen for the room), a list of sources and a detailed design plan so the client has a "how-to" guide.

2. Phone Consultation — This service is for the client who has the basics in place but would like an updated feel to their room. We work with the client to decide which four things should be switched up and then with their input on color palette and style, we create an inspiration board (including source list) with the four items that will transform their space.

3. In-Home Design Consultation — This service is for the client who wishes someone could pop in for an hour and simply give them great ideas for their space. The client emails us a few photos of their room and within three days we email them in return with a written description of how to arrange their furniture, ways to incorporate color and pattern and suggestions on accessorizing the space with decorative items and wall art.

 

Fine Line Design: There are many benefits to hiring a designer remotely. First and foremost, it means that everything can be done on your own time, and it does not require someone coming in and out of your home. Once you have the design plan, you can take some time to process the ideas and implement them yourself. With more and more people enjoying DIY projects, it also offers you the chance to recreate high-end looks for much less. Unlike in the past, online design affords you the opportunity to easily identify a designer who represents your design aesthetic. Bottom line, an off-site designer can save you time and money. Especially if you are simply looking for a few design elements to give your space a distinct style.

SheKnows: Any tips for our readers that are considering working with a designer virtually?

Fine Line Design: Before hiring an online designer, it is important to spend time researching pictures of rooms, items and color palettes that you really love. The more direction the designer has, the easier the process will be and the happier you will be with the final design for the room. Communication skills are also essential; you must be able to verbalize your likes and dislikes. Good candidates for the virtual design process should also have the confidence to implement the design plan and be willing to let go and trust the process.

 

 

 


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