About Heather

 

Heather Wojick ASID, owner of Creative Design Solutions has been in business for 13 years serving her clients to enhance their interior and exterior spaces at home.   

 

 

She has an Interior Design Project included in the National Coffee Table Book, "Decorator Showhouses - Tour 250 Designer Rooms."

 

Heather has won Multiple Awards: 

  • HBAC, Home Builders Ass.
    of  Charlotte - for Kitchen
    and Bath Remodel Design  
  • ASID - for Interior Design  
  • APA & Southern Pine Council-"Design Your Dream Home-under 3,000 sq. ft."

She also has Degrees in:

  • Interior Design, BA Degree
  • Architectural Drafting,
    AA Degree

Read more. 

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Look to Creative Design Solutions for Remarkable Designs and Drawings For:
  • Renovation Design for Kitchens, Bathrooms and Interior Remodel Projects
  • Home Additions for Master Suites, Second Floors and Exterior Upfits
  • New Construction of Homes, Vacation Retreats and Pool Houses
  • Storage/Closet Design including Offices, Laundry and Craft Rooms
  • Outdoor Living Spaces, Site Layout and Water Features
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Organizational Tip

 

It's summer! This is the season where your mittens and hats are put away and your sunscreen, towels and pool bags come out. Here at CDS, we usually create a mudroom with an organizational system where your out of season items are stored away up top and the in season items come down within reach. If you don't have a mudroom, that's ok! We will set up a bag system in a closet where your swim bag or beach bag is within reach and easy to access, but still out of sight.

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Green Design Tip

 

Plant shade trees in your yard. If you plant in the right areas around your house, you will get shade trees during the summer that will lose their leaves in the winter to allow natural sunlight into the house. Click here for tips on choosing the right trees and the right location for energy conservation.

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Great Finds

 

Looking for something special 
for your remodel or in your home,
click here to view well priced clients treasures that need a new home.
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Contact Us

Heather Wojick, ASID

704-708-4466

heather@creativedesignsolutions.info 

 

www.creativedesignsolutions.info  

 

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Creative Design Solutions, Inc

www.CreativeDesignSolutions.info

May 2014
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Heather earned her ReGreen Certificate!

 

 

With six components of continuing education, REGREEN offers the most comprehensive and respected green residential remodeling training program in the industry. Click here to find out more about it. 

 

 

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Believe it or not...

 

Now is the time to start thinking about your Fall projects! Here at Creative Design Solutions, we are constantly thinking a season ahead. The main reason being that when we have ample time to design and implement, you can actually enjoy your new space during the appropriate season. For example, if you want to cozy up in your backyard to a fire pit and new seating area this Fall, we need to start the plans and building of that outdoor space now to have it done in time for the chilly weather. There's still time!

 

Give us a call to get started on your next project!

Heather

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Creative Design Solutions

Construction Documentation Process

  

 

We've been showing you a behind the scenes look at our processes over the last few months. This month is an important one as it serves as the main communication hub between our design and the actual construction that brings it to life.  

 

The first step in the construction documentation phase is to create the floor plans. In order to do that, we first have a to select a scale. Floor plans are usually drawn at a quarter inch scale. What that means is that if you are using a regular ruler, a quarter of an inch would equal one foot.

 

Here are the different types of plans that you might encounter while working with us. Each project has at least one. Some will have multiple.

 

Floor plan  

This construction plan represents the floor and walls on the first floor. If you have a 2 story house we would be a plan for each story. This plan includes window sizes, door sizes, wall locations and door locations. It's purpose is to communicate to the builder what their responsibility is to build.    


Foundation plan  

This plan shows what supports the house under the floor system. If your foundation is a crawl space, then you'll have a footer, piers and foundation walls that protrude into the air to create that crawl space under the house. Your floor system goes on top of the foundation walls. We create this plan to clearly show what your house is set on.   


Roof plan  

You will only need this plan if you are modifying the existing home at the roof level. For example, adding dormers or an addition to the house would require a roof plan. This plan will outline the existing structure and include the structure being added on to it and illustrate where they overlap.  


Site plan  

Here we show the relationship of your house to your property. This plan is done on a different scale because we are documenting a larger area. We show less detail to highlight the larger structures on the lot. This step is important if you're doing an addition to the structure or a detached garage, pool, cabana, etc. This is required by the county if we're doing an addition to your home. Having this plan defines the parameters we are working within and ensures that we won't infringe on any property setbacks.    


Electrical and lighting plan  

An electrician will look at this plan to ensure that it is up to code. Our team creates this plan from a usability standpoint by relating outlets and fixtures to your furniture layouts. For instance, if you have a bedside table in your bedroom, we want to ensure you have an outlet nearby to plug your lamp or your phone into. Additionally, our team will set the lighting in this plan as well. We always highlight where people will be in a room instead allowing the lighting to create a shadow. Also considered are ambient lighting (lighting the overall space), task lighting (highlighting your work surfaces like a desk or kitchen countertop) and decorative lighting (aesthetic, highlighting accent within the space...dishes, etc). 

 

Framing plan  

This plan includes what is behind the dry wall. It would incorporate your stud sizes, your joist sizes, girder information, beam information...etc. Our team will prep this drawing but a structural engineer finishes the information and seals the plan.

 Demo plan  

Above is an example of a demolition plan. These drawings are not mandatory, but we find them to be an effective way to communicate to the contractor what is being demolished. In the plan, we will document what is being changed, removed or repurposed in the existing structure. 

 

Reconstruction plan

Above is an example of a reconstruction plan. We will provide this along with a demolition plan. Here we will show what is being reused or what is remaining in the new construction phase of the home. 

  

We currently have time available to take on a few new projects. Give us a call at 704-708-4466 before summer gets into full swing and we book up!