Our Process

Bay Area Residential Design &
Construction Process

A STREAMLINED SUMMARY BASED ON RECENT
PROJECTS IN SAN FRANCISCO, CA

You can read more about remodel costs in our cost section below or contact us with questions!

GET STARTED

  • Review your project, then schedule a phone call and/or site meeting
  • We send ballpark estimates for design & construction as well as other helpful info to get the process started
  • If it’s a fit, contracts are signed and we begin the design work.

DESIGN

  • Prepare as-builts
  • Gather all necessary info to start design – list of needs & wants, etc
  • The first round of layouts and review
  • Layouts as needed
  • Finalize Consult with applicable parties (ex: structural engineer, SF Planning Dept) and revise estimates of cos and scope as needed.
  • Design complete with finish & fixture selection
  • Prepare construction scope and cost documents
  • Pull permits!

BUILD

  • Finalize construction costs (after we have approved permits)
  • Construction starts with demolition.
  • Rough-in work & inspections (framing, electrical, plumbing, etc)
  • Covered rough with siding, drywall, etc
  • Finish work & inspections (trim, painting, hardware, etc)

FINISH

  • Final walkthrough & completion of punch list
  • Photoshoot & celebrate!

 

Bay Area Residential Design &
Construction Costs

EXAMPLES BASED ON RECENT
PROJECTS IN SAN FRANCISCO, CA

BUILDING

  • Cost Between $500-$700 a square foot of remodeled space from lower end to higher end. Jobs that involve structural work will cost more per square foot.
  • Note: Jobs that involve digging/excavation can cost considerably more per square foot, depending on how deep we need to dig, the type of soil, existing foundation, how spots are disposed of, and site acess.

DESIGN

  • Our fees are 12%-15% of construction costs depending on the complexity of permitting and level of design help needed. The more you pariticipate the less cost.

     

EXAMPLES

  • 200 square foot – full kitchen remodel with partial wall removal, all interior work.
    Build $110,000 – $150,000 | Design $16,000 – $20,000
  • 55 square foot full bathroom remodel with plumbing relocation, all interior work.
    Build $65,000 – $80,000 | Design $7,500 – $8,500

     

  • 500 square foot basement master suite remodel, minor exterior changes.
    Build $300,000 – $400,000 | Design $40,000 – $58,000
  • Add a 300 square foot ADU in the garage / ground floor area, no exterior changes.

    Build $175,000 – $250,000 | Design $27,000 – $37,000
  • 750 square foot attic remodel / vertical addition / new floor, exterior changes.

    Build $450,000 – $550,000 | Design $65,000 – $80,000
  • 2000 square foot whole home remodel, minor exterior changes.
    Build $750,000 – $1.4 million | Design $105,000 – $185,000

NOTES

When you’re planning your project, keep in mind that this process, as well as your project budget & schedule, will be impacted by permits, historical regulations, code revisions, and site inspections.

You can also contact us with any questions and we are happy to provide more information.