Creative & Architectural Design
At American Builders we are committed to providing our clients with the best experience possible when they are designing their new home, addition or remodeling project. Whether we work on the design or act as a consultant with our client’s architect or designer, we work as a team. Essential to this experience is our design team, which has the expertise and vision to deliver throughout the process in whatever capacity works best for the construction team. It’s best for us to be involved as early as possible so that we can help determine feasibility of the budget, space needs and zoning conformity. We also work with new home buyers on the potential for renovations on a new home purchase.
Whether our clients are building a new home or starting an addition/remodeling project, we start with an initial consultation to discuss the project and establish the scope of work for the new space. During this meeting we also discuss the budget and the potential options for creating plans. We can also meet to review plans that have already been developed by our client’s architect or designer. We refer and work with several top architects in the Central & Southern Maine area.
After the initial consultation, we review the design concepts for the rooms specified in the scope. During this phase the plans will be reviewed to make sure the spaces meet expectations, both aesthetically and functionally. In addition, we continually review the budget to make sure that we remain inline with the goals for the project.
Final Design & Specifications
Once the collaborative design process is completed, our clients and our team work with vendors to select finish materials and products for the project. The Design team can advise and review options, explain applicable product alternatives, and ensure that all choices are in line with the project budget.
Our design team is ready to assist and facilitate with our clients, architects and designers with every selection—all the way down to the bath towels. We take a collaborative approach in working with professionals in the industry in order to deliver the best product for the client. As one of the creative leaders on the project, we streamline the decision-making process based on feedback from the design team as to taste, lead-time needs and budget. We understand that our clients’ styles can evolve, and from the onset of the engagement, we have the capabilities to assist with selecting finishes, tile, countertops, cabinetry, paint colors, textures, and home decor. This ensures that the home looks and feels as good as it was designed and built. Our comprehensive approach includes collaborating on: Space Planning, Kitchen and Bathroom Design, Appliances, Plumbing Fixtures, Tile & Design, Finish Millwork (i.e. stairs, wainscoting, crown molding, casing, baseboards, and coffered ceilings), Built-ins & Finish Casework, Finish Paint Color (interior and exterior), Light Fixtures, Interior Doors & Hardware, Furniture Placement and Wall & Window Treatments.