Appropriate Designs Services

Residential Design And Predesign Analysis

Appropriate Designs offers a full array of residential design and construction management services from predesign and site planning to construction drawings and specifications as well as project construction supervision.

Construction Management

We offer these services in regard to new construction, renovation of existing residences, be they contemporary or of a more historical nature and additions.


We also offer consultation services in regard to property acquisition, residence siting issues, predesign program analysis, conceptual preliminary and schematic design alternatives, green material specifications, energy efficiency strategies, energy audits, state sales tax exemptions and federal energy star income tax credits and other incentives offered by CL&P and the Clean Energy Fund.

Free Initial Consultation

Feel free to contact us to discuss your project. The initial consultation is free.

How We Charge For Services

Our fee for design work is modest compared to the total cost of construction. We like to remind clients that a well designed home not only provides greater value for your construction dollar but creates long term savings by significantly reducing what is referred to as life cycle building costs. When viewed from that perspective, design fees are one of the few remaining bargains in construction.

We bill at an hourly rate. It is our belief that this practice serves the best interest of our clients and our firm. Design work in general is labor intensive and the complexities and challenges of design work vary greatly with each project.


appropriate materials
green architecture
passive and active solar
complementary landscaping


The Team Approach To Successful Design

Whether the project is new home construction, a renovation, addition or a consultation we are firm believers in the team approach. It is our belief that early and continuous client involvement is essential to a good outcome. Chief Architect 2D and 3D software produces drawings and renderings that make possible accurate depictions of various design proposals and hence aid meaningful client involvement.


Contact Appropriate Designs

Richard L. Sherman
9 Bates Road
Chaplin, CT 06235

office:  860-455-2000