plan+design inc.
13 Reviews

13 Reviews for plan+design inc.

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Relationship: Client
Project Date: May 2015
Project Price: more than $100,000
Lori Thomas Bryant is the consummate professional. She is one of the best structural designers, construction project managers and real estate agents in the nation. I really mean this. You simply cannot go wrong by working with her and I consider myself lucky to have found her here on Houzz.

She helped us remodel our old home "just the right amount" for resale, while also guiding us through the process of purchasing a new home nearby. She has a microscopic attention to detail that will amaze you. (This helps catch mistakes early, before they happen and thus lowers costs both for you and the builder). Her encyclopedic knowledge of style helps her discern what you like even if you can't articulate it clearly (and also teaches you how to put your design preferences into words that everyone else can understand.). Her project management style is proactive, thorough and efficient. Her advocacy on behalf her clients is tenacious - she negotiates tactfully but strong with suppliers and watches project budget like its her own money she's spending.

After working with Lori, I now know what "good looks like" and there is simply no way I would ever try to plan or manage a construction project without someone like her involved.

Here are just a few things I have learned from Lori so far:
The importance of consistent style throughout the home (e.g. craftsman -v- modern -v- traditional -v- classic -v- European, etc.)
Vinyl versus wood windows, including in-glass versus over-glass mullions;
Faux versus real stone;
hardwood floors - plank width, site finished versus manufactured, oil versus water based stain;
Deck - use screw-in nails and make sure the stairs point the right way to avoid blocking sunlight
Doors - which way should they open/close
lighting - it's all about the beauty of the light - not the design of the fixtures that produce it.
Cabinets - doors inset versus plastered on,
Color schemes - match but not too closely; paint finishes, air conditioner placement, glass shower and medicine cabinet doors.

I don't do reviews very much but I am so very pleased I feel the world should be able to benefit as much as I. Thanks!
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Relationship: Client
Project Date: December 2018
Project Price: $50,000 - $100,000
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Relationship: Colleague
Project Date: November 2013
Project Price: more than $100,000
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