Our design process is integral to what we do and the success of your project.

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Every project starts with a phone call to learn about your project and for you to learn about Design Bar Detroit. Here's how the design process works:


Phase 1 | Discovery
This is the design research phase and it's all about you. We get to know you, your preferences, your favorite styles, and the ways you use your space. We set parameters for your project, including timeline and budget.


Phase 2 | Concept
An initial design concept is created for your space. We share inspiration images, sketches, and initial ideas. We will begin to explore viable and functional options for layout and materials. 


Phase 3 | Design + Refine
This is when the design begins to really take shape.  Selected finishes and fixtures are paired with the project budget and schedule in preparation for finalization. Selections are prepped for purchasing. This is an extremely important step that should be given adequate time.  A good layout is the foundation of a functional interior space.


Phase 4 | Design Documentation
During this phase, we will create the proper design drawings and documents to fully communicate the design direction to your contractor and bring your project to life.  


Phase 5 | Implementation + Support
Collaboration with necessary trades and contractors continues. We make periodic visits to the job site to ensure work is being done in accordance with the design documents. We ensure you are happy with your new space and style it for photographing! 


There's a number of steps, sixteen to be exact, that happen within these phases in order to make your project a success. But, you'll hear more about that at your first consult.