Our Process

At TNB we customize every part of our work around you and your project. Below you’ll find a general guide to our process to better understand the steps involved. Each individual project will be guided by the best practice to achieve your specific goals.

Phase 1 - Planning and Designing

Getting to know you • Priorities • Making Decisions • Design Drawings

Meeting 1 – Getting To Know You
Visualizing Your Space
Material Selection

We want to understand your project goals for the space. This includes your aesthetic preferences, needs and goals for the space, budget, and ideal timeline. Based on what we learn we’ll make a tailored plan for your project. Your priorities and requirements will help us shape your space and define the scope. 

Drawing from our initial meeting, we'll present sketches and layouts to showcase our vision for your space, adjusting as needed based on your feedback.

To hone in on your style, we'll provide a collection of carefully chosen materials and mood boards.

Phase 2 - Bidding and Construction

Construction Documentation And Approvals • File With Governing Agencies

Design Integration:
Building The Plan
Refining The Plans

To ensure seamless integration, we'll coordinate with consultants like structural and mechanical engineers so that their plans and style align with your goals.
 We'll also handle submitting the plans to relevant authorities like your building management or Co-op board, the City’s Department of Buildings, and the Landmarks Preservation Commission. We'll work with those agencies to address any concerns and to ensure a smooth approval process.

To help with visualization we’ll put together renderings and/or a 3D model of your space. Your  3D “walk through” will give you a sense of how it comes together and help you ensure the space meets all your practical needs.

Through collaboration, we'll make tweaks which may involve adjustments to layout, materials or fixtures.
 Adding the Details: The plans will be fleshed out with details like tile selections, plumbing and lighting fixtures, cabinetry, doors and moldings.

Phase 3 - Building Your Dream Home

Creating Bids • Comparing Bids and Construction Oversight • Final Walkthrough

Collaborating with Contractors:
Comparing Bids and Construction Oversight
Final Walkthrough
Walking the Talk:
Project Management

We'll review the final drawings with contractors that are a good fit for the project to ensure they understand the scope and can provide accurate costs and timelines.
 Matchmaking: We can introduce you to potential contractors to find the perfect fit for your project. Or you can bring your favorite contractor to us!

We prepare consultant and contractor bids to give you a true apples-to-apples comparison. After selecting contractor, we attend meeting weekly during construction to ensure work is progressing as scheduled and answer any questions that come up. 

When your space is complete we look forward to walking you through your new home.

We'll walk the GC through the site with you, making sure everyone's on the same page regarding plans, project expectations and pricing.
 Sometimes it helps to see a contractor’s previous work. We are happy to arrange a walk through on someone else’s site if needed to make sure you have a good sense of their quality of work.

Comparing Bids: We'll organize and compare bids from contractors, ensuring competitive pricing of the project in the final quote. 
 Construction Oversight: Throughout construction, we'll maintain a presence on site to ensure the plans are followed closely. We'll address any changes that arise and work collaboratively to find solutions.
 Keeping You Informed: Regular site visits, meeting minutes, and photo updates will keep you informed of the progress. We’ll also handle inspections or coordinate with necessary agencies on your behalf.
 Payment Management: We’ll carefully review payment requests from the general contractor to ensure they reflect the work completed on your project for each time period.