Frequently asked questions
Do I need an interior designer, an architect, or a team of professionals?
It depends on the amount and type of work to be done. When a project involves a renovation, you can either work with an interior designer or work with an architect. If the scope entails moving significant walls, changing plumbing locations, changing the heating & air-conditioning, and/or changing the Certificate of Occupancy, as a licensed general contractor, CornerStone can coordinate the appropriate permits & professionals.
Do you work on projects outside of the Lewis Clark Valley?
Absolutely. Based on the scope of the project, we’ll propose a number of site visits while conducting the bulk of our work remotely. We also collaborate with local architects and other representatives as needed.
How much time does a project typically take?
Every project is unique and brings particular challenges to the table, and therefore, a high level of variability exists across jobs. There are many phases to the design process, all of which are integral to the transformation of the space. Projects sometimes take longer than initially estimated, often due to factors beyond our control. That said, we strive to keep every project moving expeditiously while maintaining the quality, integrity, and attention to detail that each of our clients deserves. You will be provided with a project timeline outlining the construction process and will stay updated along the way.
Is there anything specific you ask of your clients?
An open and trusting relationship between client and designer is crucial to a successful design project. We bring enthusiasm and dedication to each of our projects and we hope to welcome the same from our clients. When all parties can be open and communicative about their needs, preferences and dislikes – creating the CornerStone dialogue – the design project will transcend into the transformative process that is the hallmark of our firm.
We’re really busy during the week. Can we meet with you evenings and weekends?
Typically yes. We’re okay with occasional off-hour meetings. The number of in-person meetings scheduled will depend on both the scale of the project and the client’s desired level of involvement. Once the majority of the design decisions have been made, we communicate with clients by email and phone, unless in-person meetings are preferred.