Wentworth’s Unique Design and Construction Drawings Process

A professional design/build remodeling company, with in-house architectural staff like Wentworth, provides a design phase and construction drawings phase (sometimes called construction documents) that precedes the construction contract, permit, and construction phases. The process may be similar across different companies, but Wentworth’s design process is thorough and comprehensive, providing what many remodelers do not: detailed plans and specifications for product selections and finishes prior to construction.

Our Unique Process

As part of the Wentworth architectural process—after a design is selected and before a construction agreement is signed—the Wentworth team, along with the client, makes product and finish selections for the project. All of the materials, products, and finishes are carefully documented in what architects called “schedules” (others might call them spreadsheets). This careful documentation not only allows for faster timelines with ordering for construction and project completion, but also provides the client the benefit of a fixed-price construction contract. Many design/build companies tell clients they can choose the finishes after construction has commenced, which can create delays in construction and cause the project to go over the budget. Wentworth’s design and construction drawings process, on the other hand, ensures there will never be hidden costs or surprises. Once construction drawings are finished and the estimate is completed, you’ll know exactly what is included and how much the project costs. Product orders are placed shortly after a construction contract is signed to avoid delays caused by long-lead items.

What Is Included?

The design and construction drawings process is very extensive with the product and finish selections. It includes everything, from plumbing fixtures (faucets, sinks, etc.) and appliances to tiles, lighting fixtures, cabinets, and more. Every aspect is planned for—material, manufacturer/brand, color, etc.

Here are examples of the details covered:

Cabinetry Finish Plans

Lighting Fixture Finish Plans

Tile & Stone Work Finish Plans

These plans were part of a two-story Tudor home addition project we completed in Northwest DC.

About Wentworth

The Wentworth team offers cost-effective, comprehensive design-build services in Washington, DC and the surrounding areas, including Montgomery County, Maryland and Northern Virginia. We provide:

  • Kitchen remodeling
  • Bathroom remodeling
  • Whole-house remodeling
  • Home additions
  • And more

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“ Rarely will you find a group of people in the remodeling industry who are this committed to high-quality craftsmanship. We've worked on two projects with Wentworth and would gladly do so again. I must first of all compliment their architects for having immense creative talents but also working extremely collaboratively. Some architects simply impose their will and/or style on their clients; not so, with Wentworth. Your space will be uniquely YOURS. In addition, they are the kind of "shop" that views every roadblock or challenge as an added opportunity for great results. Every project has its challenges, but when (the inevitable) problems arose on ours, Wentworth responded with solutions that improved the overall space, making it seem like that had been the plan all along. The commitment for high-quality work extends to their carpenters and project managers, whose eye for detail is a huge asset in the implementation phase. ”

N.T., McLean, VA