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Working with Birdhouse: Construction and Installation

After of Birdhouse Design Studio's Downtown Omaha showroom. We partnered with Marten Construction for design + build services.

Before, similar view of suite 110 at Hotel Flatiron before design by Birdhouse and construction from Marten Construction.

This article is four of four in our “Working With Birdhouse” series. Catch up on the first three posts here: Discovery + Creative, Budgeting + Procurement, and Project Coordination.

Now all the pieces are put into place and positioned according to the approved design plans. We finalize timeline, budget, design plans, and chat about scheduling work hours. For Birdhouse Design + Build projects (projects that require construction), we have a site meeting with everyone on the project team from Birdhouse and our construction partner, Marten Construction, a licensed grade B general contractor. Once construction begins, we have weekly on-site process meetings. Any questions or issues are addressed promptly so we keep the process rolling along.

For projects outside of Omaha we switch our weekly on-site meeting to video, phone, or basecamp updates.

Since finding a quality contractor is time consuming and a little overwhelming, we've already vetted our construction partner so we can provide services from beginning through completion on any project. We can't emphasize enough how important it is to work with a qualified, licensed contractor who includes transparent pricing, is our co-captain on project management, and is respectful to both our client's and their homes. After working with Marten Construction on numerous residential and commercial projects, we've developed a system that allows Birdhouse to act as the design liaison and collaborate with a construction team with twenty years experience to bring your project to life in the most efficient (and quality) way possible.

Once construction is complete, (or if you didn’t need it at all) we move to furniture and decor installation. We really go back to that Discovery phase here and analyze what you want to do in this space. Is having a cozy reading nook important? How about structure for conversations around the fireplace? We make sure your space flows and operates how you envisioned living in it. 

Styled bookshelves and living room installation from a recent project in Omaha, NE.

Process photo from styling and installation day for a recent design project in Omaha, NE.

And, finally onto styling the space. This is the phase that softens up the new finishes and layers in your personality. We hang art, bring in greenery and accessories, and even help with organization. It's the finishing touches that elevate a space from pretty to special and personalized. 

We wrap everything up with a final punch list of any outstanding items. After the list is complete, we leave our happy clients in their amazing new space!

Interested in hiring Birdhouse Design Studio for your next interior design or remodeling project? Let's get an initial consultation set up for you!