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Ballinger Design Studio offers a variety of services for people looking to improve residential and commercial/medical properties. We work closely with the client, the architect and the contractor to complete the design work and supply the necessary documents required to complete the project. The client will be given a Design Service Agreement outlining the types of services that may be required on their project and the number of hours and related costs for our services.


Design Development

Preliminary meeting with the client to determine the scope of the project.

Analyze the home to determine the function of the rooms, access to the rooms, placement and style of the furnishings, entertainment systems,
built-in cabinets, window treatments, artwork and lighting.

Field measure the space and existing furnishings.

Preliminary meeting with an architect/contractor to discuss the
remodel concept.

Meetings with the client to further develop the design concept.

Establish a budget and a time frame with completion dates.

Design Work

Review plans submitted by the architect.

Draft furnishings floorplan.

Draft elevations as needed for fireplaces, architectural details, millwork, tile layout, mirrors, light fixtures and window treatments.

Selection of flooring material including hard surfaces, carpet and area rugs.

Selection of exterior finishes, planters, railings, wall features and other interior and exterior architectural elements.

Selection of countertop materials and materials for use on backsplashes and tub/shower walls.

Selection of appliances, plumbing fixtures and bathroom accessories.

Design a lighting plan to determine type and placement of fixtures and switching.

Selection of light fixtures.

Selection of exterior doors and windows.

Selection of interior doors, casings, baseboard, crown molding and other trim.

Selection of wall and ceiling finishes, including texture, paint, stain and faux finishes.

Selection and design of window treatments.Selection and design of furniture and fabrics as needed.

Selection and specification of artwork, accessories and plants.

Prepare materials for presentation.

Meetings with the architect.

Prepare specifications to be distributed to the client and contractor.
Construction documentation.

Prepare, coordinate and run architectural permit sets.

Design and coordinate graphics and signage for commercial projects.

Meetings with the client for presentation of design ideas or shopping for materials and furnishings.

Supervision of sub-contractors and installation of furnishings.

Jobsite visits and project coordination.

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