“Put 10 architects in a room together and you’ll get 10 different processes (in addition to a bunch of black turtle necks and acronyms you’ve never heard of).”  Build LLC

Residential home design is the first step to making your dream home a reality.  Les Bellamy is not only the CEO of Bellamy Homes, he is the principal designer; designing over 200 homes in the Okanagan Valley.  We take your sketches and turn them into the vision you’ve dreamed about; making the process easy, fun and relaxing.  While each home is unique and has its own challenges, the overall design process follows the same phases.  Our completed process consists of full working construction documents and permit drawings.

Getting to Know You

We will provide you with our design questionnaire.  This document is designed to ask questions that reflect your needs, desires and lifestyle.  We also encourage you to set up a free account on houzz.com and create idea books for each area of your home.  Be sure to add Bellamy Homes as a collaborator and label your idea books with your name and room/area.  This becomes an invaluable tool for sharing your style tastes with our team.

Main Floor Ideas

We will take your sketches, photographs, magazine clippings, houzz.com idea books and the information you provide in your design questionnaire to create a preliminary drawing of the main floor.  You can change any number of items you like on this preliminary drawing at no additional charge.  We will then create a second main floor drawing for your approval.  Changes to this drawing will be charged at our hourly rate.

Additional Floors

With the information you have provided and informed by your main floor drawings, we will create a preliminary drawing of the additional floors of your home.  Again, you can change any number of items you like on this preliminary drawing at no additional charge.  We will then create a second drawing for your approval.  Changes to this drawing will be charged at our hourly rate.

Exteriors 

The final phase focuses on the front exterior of your home.  You will see your floor plans come to together with the concept of your house and get a true feeling of the place you will be calling home.  Again, you can change any number of items you like on this preliminary drawing at no additional charge.  We will then create a second drawing for your approval.  Changes to this drawing will be charged at our hourly rate.

Interiors 

If you choose, our interior designer will begin working with you to create your cabinetry, built-ins and any other design that will impact the structural drawings.  Interior design services are available at an hourly rate.

Construction & Permit Drawings

Once all the required changes have been made and the plans have been approved by you, we will create full construction and permit drawings ready for the build process.  Note that any changes beyond this point can become costly.