Residential Design Process

Crafting Personalised Spaces

At 21K Design Projects, we understand that the process of designing a new home or renovating your existing space can be daunting and overwhelming. That’s why we offer a comprehensive approach that ensures your project is seamless.

The Process

At 21K Design Projects, we specialise in understanding how people live and work within a space, and what they love in a home. Collaborating with us means having a design partner who truly comprehends your lifestyle and vision, resulting in a space that is both beautiful and tailored to your unique needs and preferences.


Discovery Consultation

We recognise that each design project is unique and requires a personalized approach. Our initial step involves arranging a discovery consultation with our clients, which is free of charge. This consultation allows us to gain a thorough comprehension of your vision, personal preferences, and lifestyle requirements. We encourage our clients to present their design brief and any unique ideas they may have during this consultation. Our team will then develop a scope of works and fee proposal for your consideration, outlining all project milestones.


Pre-design meeting

At the heart of our design philosophy is the understanding that a home is more than just a physical space with four walls. It’s a reflection of your personal tastes, a sanctuary from the outside world, and a place that needs to mirror your unique lifestyle choices. To kickstart the design process, we begin with a simple conversation. Our team will collaborate with you to arrange a convenient time to meet with both you and your dedicated designer. During this meeting, we will take the time to fully comprehend your vision, lifestyle, and your distinctive desires and requirements for your new home. Armed with this valuable information, we can then move onto the next phase of design development, bringing your vision to life and crafting a home that is tailored precisely to your specifications.


Site analysis and feasibility assessment

To ensure the successful conceptualisation of your new home, our designer will conduct thorough site research and analysis. Based on your specific vision for the project and the actual conditions presented on site, a feasibility assessment will be created. This analysis will take into account the location, orientation, view capture, existing services, and the overall impact of the dwelling on the surrounding landscape. This is to ensure the achievable and efficacy of the project, and will determine any site constraints that must be considered in the design. It is at this stage that we will ascertain if additional industry liaison will be required such as town planners.


Concept Design

Once your designer has a comprehensive understanding of your site’s requirements, they will move on to the exciting phase of Concept Design. This stage involves combining your vision with the results of the site analysis and feasibility assessment to create a tangible design outcome that aligns with your design aspirations.

Interior Design Mood Board Development

After the approval of the concept drawings, we proceed with your interior design selections. We create a mood board to showcase our intentions and recommendations for the space, which is in line with your design brief, vision board, and personal style. This is a crucial stage that allows you to visualize and feel the potential of your space. The mood board serves as a roadmap for the selection of fixtures, finishes, and fittings ensuring a cohesive and harmonious look and feel.


Preliminary Design

This stage focuses on refining the finer details of the design, after Concept Drawings have been approved. We’ll further develop you’re the specifics of your project, including electrical selections, floor coverings and landscaping. The plan documentation itself is taken to the next stage of drawings, as the plans are fully dimensioned, elevations of cabinetry for kitchens and bathrooms are added, all of which are necessary for your chosen builder to tender and for their engineer to begin work.

Sourcing of Interior Design

Once you have approved your personalised interior design mood board, our team will begin to source and select specific pieces of furnishings and fittings for your consideration. This can include fabric curtain samples, tiles, tapware etc. Once our team has gathered these items, we will meet with you to carry out a Selections meeting, whereby we will present these selections for your approval. The selections approved from this meeting will be compiled within a comprehensive selections document which can be passed onto your builder to source and tender.


Working Drawings

The Construction Drawings Stage is where your vision becomes a reality. After obtaining approval from the relevant authorities such as council or body corporate for the preliminary drawings, we proceed to create working drawings for construction. This stage involves finalizing and coordinating all technical drawings, specifications, and schedules, as well as preparing comprehensive documentation that is ready for your contractor or builder to construct.

Styling of Interior Design

Partnering with Biku Homewares and Furniture, their team will initiate the process of sourcing and obtaining all furniture selections as discussed and agreed upon in the mood board meetings. They will help facilitate the purchase, fitting, and styling of furnishings, and selections in your home during construction.

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