By definition, design is the driver behind a remodeling project, and we would like to present our thoughts on how design fits into the process of creating your dream home with Hillcrest.
Architect or In-House Hillcrest Design?
We offer total flexibility in our approach to the design process. We work with architects and design consultants already chosen by our customers or can recommend an architect based on the specific design criteria and vision of our customer. Just as often, our customer simply sits down with our in-house team consisting of our designer, our President and our sales consultant to develop the concept. This approach offers an efficient and cost effective alternative that has elated many of our satisfied customers.
As with the architectural design, we are completely flexible when it comes to interior design. When working with the customer's designer, we can either source and install based on the designer's specifications or simply set aside allowances for certain items (such as specialty faucets) to be sourced by the designer and installed by us. Alternatively, we offer a wide array of samples for exterior and interior finishes and fixtures in our Hillcrest Design Center. Our in-house designer provides excellent assistance with selections. Our process offers the convenience of all-in-one-place selections samples so you can concentrate on expressing your style, not running from one show-room to the next. Sometimes customers use our Selections Center for the majority of their choices and a third party interior designer for other elements.
At Hillcrest, we offer our experience and thorough analysis of alternative products and methods. As an example, we offer deep expertise in the so-called "green" area. While the objective of "green" is simple, the analysis of cost vs. benefit is complex. The prioritization and assessment of energy-efficiency choices is an example of what makes Hillcrest stand out. So, for questions such as windows, HVAC design or home automation, Hillcrest will share its analysis and recommendation to guide its customers in reaching the right decision based on aesthetics, performance and budget considerations.