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Nine on Main is a full-service commercial and residential design studio offering Architectural, Interior and Cabinet design services. We work with homeowners and business owners at all levels.
In our Architectural Design department we work with our customers to develop a concept for their renovation or new construction project, delivering permit-ready construction drawings, complete with as-built and proposed plans, structural framing plans, elevations, and 3D renderings.
Nine on Main also offers Interior Design services including certified Kitchen and Bath design, cabinet design and finish and fixture selection. We work with our customers to create a cohesive design aesthetic that suits their style, budget and homelife; delivering renderings, tile detail drawings, cabinet elevations, lighting plan, and a comprehensive Finish Schedule.
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The “Team Approach” is a proprietary process, developed by the Nine on Main team and our construction partners. The purpose of this process is two-fold: First, to use design iteration to develop, refine and detail your project; Second, to provide periodic “cost-to-build” evaluations to ensure that the design we are developing remains within your budget.
We have broken down the Team Approach into a four-phase process.
Our goal during this phase is to understand your vision and your budget. On the Architectural side we develop a concept for your new space. This includes space planning, and exterior elevation “massing”. Similarly, on the Interior Design side, we take time to understand your lifestyle, budget and personal aesthetic to narrow down a style for your new home.
A budget evaluation is conducted by our General Contracting partner to determine if your budget will work with the proposed concept.
Our designers will take your vision and turn it into a proposed floor plan. You will be able to review and provide feedback during a red-line meeting with your Architectural Designer or in a design presentation with your Interior Designer. Once you are satisfied with the result, you will sign-off on the design.
With a defined floor plan the GC will take another look at your budget and provide a Level 1 Estimate. This estimate takes into account total square footage and a general idea of finishes to create a potential price range for construction.
The next step is to detail the floor plan by defining the window and doors, developing a lighting and electrical plan, completing framing diagrams and cross sections as needed; and outlining any special conditions.
The Interior Designer will work to create a finish schedule, complete with budgets for each item. You will work with the design team to choose flooring, tile, countertops, cabinet styles and finishes, lighting and plumbing fixtures and even paint colors.
With a detailed floor plan and a finish allowance, the GC is able to conduct a more thorough Level 2 Estimate. This estimate will account for all divisions of construction, from demo to final punch and will include the square footage and budget allowances for all known material selections. Although this estimate does not represent a proposal, it should provide you with a clear expectation of the cost-to-build.
With the design set and the selection process completed, your architectural plans are sent out to a Structural Engineer to verify beam sizes and placements, and to provide certification for permitting. Your Interior Designer will organize all of your selection specifications into a “Finish Schedule” which will be included with the permit-ready plans. At the end of this phase you will have everything you need to start construction.
If you are ready to start construction then you may choose to have the General Contractor confirm all material and subcontractor pricing and provide you with a Construction Proposal. All that is left to do is apply for a permit, and schedule a start date.
Our streamlined “Team Approach” process results in a more thorough and thoughtful design that takes into account the architectural and interior design, finish selections and costs, and product lead-times to ensure that there are no surprises when it comes time to start construction.
How We Work
What sets one design firm apart from another? Experience? Creativity? How about Process? Nine on Main offers decades of combined design and construction experience, we have as much creativity as anyone can muster, but what sets us apart is found in HOW we do our work.
Working with us is easy thanks to our streamlined process. We pride ourselves on excellent communication so that you always feel in the loop with where your project stands. Our team will provide you with frequent updates from concept to completion.
We will help you utilize your space as effectively as possible. We will ask questions to learn more about your lifestyle and make recommendations on how to improve the functionality of your primary living areas. Many people believe they have to sacrifice aesthetics for functionality, but that isn’t the case. An area can be both stunning and functional simultaneously. That is our goal.