Original, crafted living spaces.
Designing and building a home isn’t a simple problem-solution proposition. Life and people are far more complex than that. It’s not enough to create a space that can be lived in – that’s just shelter. It’s about creating living spaces that are affirmations of life, and fulfilling in their own right. Therein lies what we at Dda consider to be the craft of architectural design. Every one of our designs, whether residential or commercial, is crafted with a focus on enhancing the living and working that will take place within it. Custom. Never derivative. As original as the people who will occupy it. Yours is no exception.Design is our first love at DeJong. But there’s a lot more to bringing your living space to life than design drawings. In fact, drawings are just the start. In addition to conceptual development and design drawings for new home builds, DeJong also provides:
When you engage DeJong to design your living space, you get the full attention of an accomplished team of experienced professional designers. We’re here to help you navigate the often complex design and regulatory development process. But first, let’s talk…
The design process begins with a series of collaborative meetings. We need to get to know you a little, understand your vision, and perhaps add some novel thinking. We want to help transform your new home ideas into a concrete vision for fulfilling home-life, in a space that’s uniquely you.
No two clients are the same. That's why every plan we design is entirely customized – as original and individual as you are. Once your design concept has some structure, we develop working drawings. These provide the contractors and tradespeople with precise instructions on how to build your new home.
Waste is anathema to us, not only in terms of materials, time, and effort, but particularly money. To get the most from every construction dollar, we’ll spend a lot of time getting your design right ahead of time. We’ll establish and work according to parameters we’ll set with you early in the process. It’s the best way to ensure that once we break ground, your project will be built according to design, on time and on budget. And a well thought-out design will increase the resale value of your home should you decide to sell in the future.
Building a new home or renovating an existing property is a challenge. To ensure your build goes according to plan, DeJong will represent you, not your contractor, on the job site during the construction phase.
The same passion that goes into our spectacular new home designs also goes into our home renovations. We start with a comprehensive set of “as-built” drawings. They represent the area to be renovated as it actually is, and are necessary because any subsequent design work derives from them. With these drawings in hand, we can truly work from the “bones” out, layering new design concepts onto established structural features to create a totally unique final product.