Creation Consult uses a 3-D rendering software, which allows you to “walk through” your project — with your new design and selections up on the big screen — to get a very realistic idea of the appearance of the finished product, and even the “flow” of the finished space.) At this time, a preliminary estimate range will be presented. This is where balancing wants and needs with the budget begins, by designing to the budget and defining the scope of the work to come. We call this the “early reality test,” and it’s critical for ensuring that the scope of work does not exceed the client’s budget. Once you have most of your selections completed, the design team will create a preliminary design and take you through a presentation of the expected results. If you decide to move forward, a design-build agreement is signed.