The DeJong Homes Needs Assessment – a tool for achieving balance between your wants, needs and budget.
A design is only great if it meets a client’s wants and needs. At Michael DeJong Homes, we begin every renovation project with a detailed needs assessment. We use an interactive, proprietary process that enables us to understand and prioritize our clients’ lifestyle needs and wants today and in the future.
First, we work with clients to articulate what they already have in mind for their renovation. Using photos of our past work and pictures from design magazines, we ask clients to get down to the specifics so that we develop a thorough understanding of their personal tastes.
Second, we challenge clients to analyze their current lifestyle and space to understand where they are figuratively and literally bumping toes and elbows. Then we gather information on future needs and ask clients to prioritize each.
Finally, we gather information on budget constraints and use it to help clients further prioritize their wants and needs.
The needs assessment is a discovery process during which our clients learn more about not only what is possible for their project but also gain a greater knowledge of the costs of each decision as well. It forms the basis for a great design and more importantly, for a successful renovation.