Design/Build remodeling is the system of teaming up experienced designers and builders under the same roof. It is the process of understanding your remodeling ideas, designing your project to your budget and seamlessly transitioning into building your dreams.
Traditionally, remodeling your home would require finding a designer or architect, and a builder separately. This can be time consuming and frustrating, not to mention costly. This method often poses communication problems in the transition from designer to builder, and a designer or architect may have the tendency to design beyond your budget.
If a design issue arises, does an established team come together to achieve a solution, or do separate firms begin endless rounds of finger pointing? With Design/Build remodeling, having the builder involved in the design process helps keep your project within budget.
Design/Build remodeling allows you to get all of the benefits of a designer and a remodeler without the hassle. “Everything is under one roof”. You work with one company on your entire remodeling project from start to finish, including design, material selection and construction.
The Design/Build Process
Complimentary Consultation with the Owner
This is when we start to get acquainted. We want to learn about your remodeling hopes and dreams, and the budget you would like to work with. We will share more information about our design/build process, our designer and carpenters, and provide you with references on completed projects.
Conceptual Designs & Estimates
First we review the design agreement. Then, our designer combines your hopes and dreams with her imagination and experience to create initial drawings, always keeping in mind your lifestyle and tastes. Preliminary estimates help us hone the design to accommodate your budget.
Construction Documents and Fixed Price Contract
With the scope and style of the project defined, construction drawings, specifications, and schedules are prepared and become the basis of a fixed price construction agreement. Permit drawings are prepared and submitted to the appropriate municipal building department.
One of our experienced lead carpenters is assigned to build and manage your project from start to finish. Consideration is given to your needs and lifestyle during the course of construction. Areas not remodeled are protected to reduce dust intrusion until the project is completed, cleaned and prepared for you to enjoy.