After more than 18 years in the home design industry, designer Michael Dunsmuir is familiar with every aspect of being a custom home designer. Michael is an expert at using software to create 3D CAD models and comprehensive, detailed, computerized construction plans to bring your dreams to life. That experience, coupled with his background in manual drafting and technical drawing, has given him the ability to design projects that are innovative, attractive and functional.
It’s easy to make a project look great on paper; it’s much more difficult to create a project that fulfills your vision, doesn’t waste space, meets local zoning laws, and perhaps most importantly, doesn’t exceed your budget. Michael focuses on all those details, leaving you free to enjoy the design process.
He knows how to ask questions that will help you focus on the most important aspects of your project and can offer advice about all the little details you may not have considered. Because he works with many of Greater Victoria’s contractors, trades people, surveyors, municipal and city officials, he can quickly locate just the right person to answer a zoning question or recommend a contractor to finish the plumbing job in your new kitchen.
Michael is committed to providing a high level of customer service and wants to make sure that you’re happy with every step of the process. Phone calls and emails are returned promptly and questions are answered in plain English, not construction jargon.
Michael is registered with Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia and is a member of the Building Designers Institute of British Columbia. Step One Design is an active member and contributor of the Victoria Home Builders Association.