The Bluestem Process
We create a more collaborative and satisfying path for your remodeling experience, a path focused on close communication and discovering a shared vision for your home. From initial design to final construction, Bluestem’s uniquely attentive team of specialists, designers and craftspeople guides you through each step of the journey leading to a finished space that
reflects your needs, aesthetics and values.
Our detailed process ensures your project is done right. You are always in control of your decisions, schedule and investment. We eliminate surprises. We make sure you are always heard and help you get the best possible solutions for your home. These are key pieces of a great remodeling experience.
Bluestem creates a partnership with you – a collaborative relationship built on communication, trust and consistency. Our personalized design and planning strategies combine our expertise with your voice to get you results you will love for years to come.
- Customer Relationship:
We start by getting to know each other.
- Understanding you:
Our team learns about your needs and dreams for your home. You will come to understand the enormous value you receive when working with us — and how much fun it can be! This step includes an initial in-home (or virtual) consultation and an optional “ideas” meeting with our team.
- There is no charge for getting to know each other.
Bluestem 4-Phase Planning Process
Good planning is the best way to ensure your project is done right, and that you have a great experience and enjoy the remodeling process. Our organized and proven 4-Phase Design & Planning Process is your assurance that you will get what you want and stay on your budget – to the penny. (Questions about our Design & Planning process? Email us at Team@bluestemconstruction.com.)
Phase 1: Project Launch
- In-depth discussions for a more complete understanding of your needs, goals and budget.
- Online Project Portal Setup: You’ll never have to worry about having all the details for your project, including costs, calendars and communication. They are all in one place, available 24/7.
- The design process is kicked off at your home. The project area is measured and 3D “as-built” drawings are made.
Phase 2: Design Exploration
- More detailed conversations with the design and planning team.
- Sharing of visual inspiration.
- Concept Presentation Meeting. Your personalized “shopping experience” for your remodeling project.
Here you will see:
– Options for design, layout, features and scope of your project.
– 3D computer renderings.
– Detailed budgets based on the designs being presented.
Phase 3: Project Assessment
- Collaboration with the design team to refine your project.
- The Selections Kick-off Meeting. Wondering how people pick out all those fixtures, surfaces and colors?
Our Managed Selections Process makes it easy. Do you like to shop on your own? Or would you rather have more support from the design team?
We tailor the process to your preferences, and in all cases, help organize the decisions so you won’t get overwhelmed.
Phase 4: Design Resolution
- We craft a working set of plans from all of the decisions we’ve made so far together.
- On-Site Project Analysis. This is key to reducing surprises and giving you our bid-price guarantee. It includes in-depth technical problem-solving and review of building strategy.
- Your Lead Carpenter gets to know the details of your home to be fully prepared.
- All details of your project are added to your project portal. We review with you, and if needed, make adjustments to the scope of your project.
Construction Contract Meeting
- You are presented with the final, guaranteed bid-price Construction Contract. There will never be a surprise bill; there is no “going over budget” when you work with us.
- Once the construction contract is signed and the deposit is paid, it’s time to schedule the work.
- A detailed Construction Schedule is created in your online portal.
- Construction permits are obtained.
- Project Oversight. Your Project Lead provides consistent leadership and stays connected to the design team.
- You will receive daily updates on the progress of your project
- The team will ensure all of your selections are ordered correctly, arrive on-time and are thoroughly inspected before they are to be installed in your home.
- Designer Check-ins. Our designers typically make 8-12 site visits during construction to verify everything from framing to tile.
- Quality-control checklists to ensure on-track, accurate work.
We stand behind our work and want to make sure your newly remodeled spaces serve you for years to come. We stay in regular contact with you after your project is complete and will cheerfully attend to appropriate warranty concerns during the warranty period.
Our warranties include:
- 12 Months Workmanship Warranty
- 24 Months Mechanical Systems Warranty
- 10 Year Structural Warranty
- Lifetime Cabinetry Warranty
- Total Basement Finishing Products Warranties (vary)
For more information visit our Warranties Page.
To ask questions about our process, or receive more information, send us an email at Team@bluestemconstruction.com.