Questions and answers about our design practice:

BellaDomus is a residential design studio. How is that different from an architectural practice?

Architects design many different kinds of buildings while our focus is exclusively on single-family homes. Within that specialty we cover every aspect of the design process, from site planning, schematic design and permit and construction drawings right through to helping you pick the right bathroom tile and light fixtures.

I have problems visualizing ideas from a plan. How can you help with that?

Most of our projects are fully modeled using 3D CAD technology so we can fly around and through our design proposals as they are being developed. We can zoom in on any aspect of exterior and interior design so that you can visually experience the space before committing to construction. Our software enables to do this cost-effectively by tightly integrating the 3D model with our 2D output to produce error-free plans, sections and elevations for construction. 

What about smaller projects? 

We're happy to help. Decks, patios, garages, bathrooms, kitchens; we also do consults on furniture layout and general interior planning.

Do we need to have all our design ideas sorted out before we talk to you?

Not at all. You can come to us with the barest outline of your ideas or you can bring a concept that you've been working on for years. Either way we'll make sure that the design we ultimately develop together is deeply connected to your needs, your values, and your personal design esthetic.

Can you help us find a contractor? And do we have to work with the contractor you recommend?

It's part of our job to help you find, interview and hire the builder who's right for you. If you're in the Durham/Chapel Hill area you'll find some recommendations on our connections page; if there's a builder you already like to work with we're always ready to develop new partnerships.

Are you still involved with the project after construction starts? 

We're always available to help resolve issues that may arise until the job is completely finished.

How do we get started?

Just give us a call or send us an email and we'll set up a preliminary office appointment or in-home consultation. (919) 932 7525

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