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Our home design process

We offer a wide range of home design and building services to meet your needs.

The common thread? All of our services include Studio 291's signature attention to fine details, unlimited meetings and excellent communication, affordable home design fees due from our low overhead costs, a set project fee structure, a spotless reputation, and a desire to accommodate your individual tastes.

Custom residential plans

Most of our work is in designing custom homes for our clients on Daniel Island and other parts of Charleston, SC, including downtown Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Isle of Palms, and Sullivans Island.

Studio 291's home designer, Joel Adrian, is experienced at shepherding custom home projects through the architectural review board process, which can be both rigorous and extensive in many of these locales. There is no extra charge for his representation of your family during these reviews.

See what our clients have to say about working with us, or take a quick walk through our custom home design process to find out what to expect while partnering with us to design your custom home.

As-built home plans

On occasion, families living in existing homes need a floor plan of their current residences but are unable to locate one, particularly if they weren't the family for whom the home was originally built. In today's demanding real estate market, for instance, providing a professionally drafted floor plan to prospective buyers can give a seller a competitive edge.

We will create an accurate floor plan and deliver it in AutoCAD, PDF, or high resolution JPG format as you prefer.

Modification of stock home plans

You've found the perfect floor plan for your family... but just a few things aren't quite right. If you're going to the significant expense of building a home plan, it makes sense to spend a little more to make it perfect, rather than living for years with the frustration of a too-small kitchen or a laundry room on the wrong floor... or paying a lot more later to undergo a costly and time-consuming remodeling.

We'll modify your home plan for you... and if you need someone to build it, we can help with that too.

Space planning

Customized space planning is an aspect of home building that often goes unconsidered, and yet it can add immeasurably to your pleasure in your new home. Taking a few moments to carefully consider space planning will allow your new home to breathe, change, or grow with you over a day's time... or over decades of time. The result will be a home that flows with the patterns of your daily life, rather than against it, and is a hallmark of Studio 291 homes. (Read reviews written by our home design clients here.)

In considering how your home flows, you'll work with both Joel and Allison Adrian, Studio 291's interior design and space planning expert.


We're delighted to accommodate those with home builders already lined up (we have close relationships with many of Charleston's custom home builders), and we can help you bid out your home project to multiple builders.

Another option is our design-build service. If you've enjoyed working with us throughout the home design process, we would also be delighted to see your new home through to completion. Studio 291 residential designer Joel Adrian also holds a South Carolina Residential Builder's License and heads Island Family Builders, based on Daniel Island.

Interior design

Your new home is complete and beckons welcomingly. You're not sure how the furniture from your last place will work here, though, or perhaps this is a second home and you'll need to start from scratch. Studio 291 offers expert interior design services from interior designer and space planning specialist Allison Adrian. (View some of Allison's interior design expertise at work in our home design portfolio.)

Need something else?

Give us a call at 843.819.8947 or email us; we may be able to assist you or if not, we can likely point you in the direction of someone who can. For small home improvement or repair projects, we maintain a list of recommended contractors and others we've found helpful, even including interior residential photography.

image description We've had the pleasure of working with Studio 291 three times. Joel captured our vision and dreams wonderfully... and he's genuine and honest.

~ The Scotts, Daniel Island, SC

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