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What Level is Your Design Business?

Jenny Slingerland

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  • in reply to: CAD Plans #22833
    jennyslingerland
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    Kathleen, the plans you would be needing will not come with elevations. It will typically only come with the plan view (from top looking down). The cad specialist you work with will be able to elevate the walls needed using the floor plan. Hope that helps!

    in reply to: Outsourcing CAD #22832
    jennyslingerland
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    Hi Trudi,

    I feel like having a file in .dwg is imperative so they can share it with their designer or hired cad specialist to elevate, unless they are using SketchUp.

    in reply to: Chat box questions #22831
    jennyslingerland
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    Katherine, I believe as long as you have a .dwg file you should be good!

    in reply to: Outsourcing CAD #22703
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    Trudi: Great question. We are only using the plans to elevate the bathrooms and kitchens for clarification for tile installers, placement of niches for the framers, placement of plumbing for the plumber, etc. We are not structurally changing anything from the plans, so need for concern about liabilities.

    Gary: I think your wife will love you! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Katherine: With remodels, in some cases you will have floor plans available from the GC or homeowner. With new builds, you will get the plans from the architect. If it is a remodel without plans, depending on your scope of work you may need to hire a draftsman to measure the space for you. If it’s a job that requires a GC, they may have a draftsman they like to use. Just ask. I
    If you need a draftsman, you will need to find one in your area. They will come out, measure the home and then provide you with a cad file (.dwg file) to work from. You can then send that file to whomever you’re working with to create your elevations, furniture placement, etc.
    If it’s a small job, one or two rooms, I will usually take measurements at my consultation and then give my sketched layout to one my designers to put in cad.

    Samantha: Did this help? Gary had some links for you as well. Also, I added further clarification in a new forum post this morning.

    in reply to: I forgot the name… #18912
    jennyslingerland
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    Thank you!!! @tonie.basulto

    in reply to: Question on materials sourcing #18606
    jennyslingerland
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    I don’t have higher design fees because I don’t purchase. Just my square footage price that is based on my experience, our customer service and time spent to complete the project.
    Because our market is nuts here, I am saying that in order to take on a new build or remodel there has to be a furniture package involved for me to take the job. On furnishing jobs I charge for my design time and I have a hefty mark up. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Hope that helps!

    in reply to: Week 3 Video #18394
    jennyslingerland
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    Was everyone able to find the video? I double checked and #3 & 4 are both uploaded.

    in reply to: *Important note for using Finish Schedule Template #18393
    jennyslingerland
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    I’m so glad you’re enjoying the class Kathryn!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    in reply to: *Important note for using Finish Schedule Template #18221
    jennyslingerland
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    Below “View the Conversation” it has class modules, homework, etc., keep scrolling and you will see…

    Week #1 Resources
    Week #2 Resources, etc.

    Within those downloads are the slides and any other documents I upload.

    Hope that helps!

    in reply to: Week #2 slides and video #18170
    jennyslingerland
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    Click here to view the video!

    in reply to: Week #2 slides and video #18160
    jennyslingerland
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    Did everyone find the slides okay?

    Lacy, I probably won’t make the updates until my fall course and they will probably be minor, but I will happily send you the update when we do that. In the meantime, it’s worth having this one. We updated before our fall 2020 class, so it’s still good! ๐Ÿ™‚

    in reply to: Video Answering Class Questions #18159
    jennyslingerland
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    Ugh! It didn’t work!!! Let me see, I may have to email the video to you!

    in reply to: Video Answering Class Questions #18158
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    in reply to: Questions on Part 1 #17717
    jennyslingerland
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    Great questions! Here’s what I’m thinking. Let’s have everyone start making a list of questions so that on our last day we can go over these. There may be some that we answer in the next few classes, if not we can do them on the last day when the builder is with me.
    I printed your questions so we have them for reference.

    in reply to: Question on materials sourcing #17696
    jennyslingerland
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    Hi Hillary! Good question! We will be talking more about the selection process today!

    But yes, typically we shop from vendors that the builder has a trusted relationship with. That’s why we always meet with the builder before we start the selection process to discuss budgets and vendors.

    I think we touched on the pros and cons of ordering items for the build/remodel on the first day, but it would be nice to hear how others are tackling it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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