Why do I suggest starting from an advanced template ?
Well, it saves a lot of designing time !
Choosing something you like and altering it to fit your needs, using your images and logo or create them new.
Implementing bits and pieces that make for a website that offers all the functionality you wish for.
I work with professional responsive templates that make a perfect starting point for a new website.
We can look for the 'look and feel' that you like and then totally personalize it to your needs.
In the old days of web design everything was created from scratch and it was very labor intensive.
As I am sure you'd like to cut down on cost, we'll go with the best technology that the industry has to offer !