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Services for Brain Injury: Auction Gala Coming Up!

David & Kelly - Services for Brain InjuryWe’ve talked about how dedicated we are to our families before, but CAGE Design Build is also proud to support Services for Brain Injury (SBI), a non-profit that provides education, advocacy and support to enable those with brain injuries to regain skills, maximize independence and return to work.

SBI’s 17th Annual Auction Gala!

We bring this up because SBI has an event coming up that CAGE Design Build’s David and Kelly will both be attending. This March 9 at Villa Ragusa in Campbell, you can help support those with brain injury through SBI’s Annual Auction Gala, an exciting night of live and silent auctions, social and networking opportunities, fabulous food, dancing, entertainment and more. Both David and Kelly will be in attendance, along with many of CAGE Design Build’s clients, subcontractors and suppliers. Find out more and buy tickets here. (more…)

Leave a Comment February 18, 2013

NKBA Awards CAGE Design Build For Recent Remodeling Projects

NBKA (National Bath and Kitchen Association) Award CertificateWe are thrilled to announce the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) awarded CAGE Design Build first place in the Master Bathroom Suite category and second place in the Small Bath category! The NKBA announced the results on the 17th, and winners ranged in various kitchen and bath categories including small, medium, large, judges choice and more. CAGE Design Build submitted rooms from our Saratoga remodeling project and San Jose remodeling project, both designed by our own Kelly Funk. With more than 50 entries in various categories, David and Kelly were thrilled to win the first time they submitted their projects.

What did the NKBA use to evaluate each project?

Although CAGE Design Build needed to submit a lot of paperwork with their entries, they found the accomplishment to be very rewarding. The NKBA asked for a design statement listing the client’s wishlist, the challenges and the solution along with a floor plan and elevations illustrating the project in NKBA graphic standards and/or project photos. (more…)

Leave a Comment January 22, 2013

Happy Holidays from CAGE Design Build!

From left to right, our beautiful daughters are Emily, Camille, Gabrielle and Allyson.

From left to right, our beautiful daughters are Emily, Camille, Gabrielle and Allyson.

As Christmas is drawing near, we wanted to take a moment to say Happy Holidays and reflect on what is important to us.

If you know us at all, you know that family is our number one priority. After all, our daughters, Camille, Allyson, Gabrielle and Emily, were the inspiration behind our company name!

The photo of the girls was taken at the Wamplers 16th Annual Cookiefest, which was held last weekend. Here’s an update on what’s been going on in their lives:

  • Camille is still an avid volleyball player. She’s busy finishing up her senior year and will be heading off to college next year!
  • Allyson is in the 8th grade now. She’s excited to head off to high school next year.
  • Gabrielle is now in the 6th grade. She is still enjoying playing competitive soccer, and like her sister Camille, she loves to play volleyball.
  • Emily is now in 4th grade. She still enjoys swimming, and is now on the local swim team. Emily also loves to play soccer.

This holiday season we are so thankful for our family, friends and clients! If you need something over the holidays, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,

Kelly & Dave

Leave a Comment December 18, 2012

Why Design-Build? Advantages to Our Remodeling Method

We’ve talked about the design-build process before and shared some of the benefits including:

  • A lot more control with the price, initial budget and final budget.
  • A higher quality of design and construction because the builder is part of the design team at an early stage, and the designer is involved in the construction.
  • More thorough and accurate communication as the designer and builder work with each other on a close and regular basis.

How is this different from working with an architect?

As one of our current clients can tell you, one major benefit to the design-build process is a project estimate very early on, which means the remodeling project we put together is attainable within your budget. (more…)

Leave a Comment April 12, 2012

Happy Holidays! How CAGE Design Build is Celebrating

Happy holidays from CAGE Design Build! As both of us are big on family, we thought this would be a fun time to share a more recent photo of our girls (the inspiration for our name, pictured right with the two of us and our spouses) in addition to our holiday plans.

The Wamplers already hosted their 15th annual Cookiefest celebration with 100 family members, friends and clients in attendance. This year Kelly got in on the act and helped make and bake sugar cookies from scratch – contributing many cookies to the over 700 sugar cookies in total! They hope to have the house cleaned by New Years! (more…)

Leave a Comment December 21, 2011

How to Repurpose a Room During a Home Remodel

Saratoga Remodeling Plans - BeforeAre the needs of your family slightly different than your home’s layout? Right now we’re working on a remodel in Saratoga for a client with this problem: They didn’t have need for a fourth bedroom, and instead opted for a much larger walk-in closet, a bigger master bath and a spacious laundry room.

A big perk to working with a design-build firm is the benefit of their designer and builder working together to create a floor plan that is well suited for your family’s needs. If they can borrow or eliminate space during a bathroom remodel or other project, and it makes sense for the overall floor to a home, why not?


Leave a Comment October 26, 2011

What Exactly Does “Design-Build” Mean?

KitchenDo you understand the term “design-build”? Although it’s in our name, a lot of homeowners don’t actually understand how convenient it is to work with design-build contractors during their home remodel.

Design-build is an approach to construction in which one entity, the design-build team, works under one contract with the project owner to provide design and construction services. (more…)

Leave a Comment October 4, 2011

Green Building: What Does It Actually Mean?

There are a lot of sustainable resources out there, but do you know what green building actually means? As it turns out, eco-friendly construction is about more than recycled products; it’s about quality materials and quality work.

C.A.G.E. Design Build is proud to be owned and operated by Certified Green Building Professionals. In addition to using sustainable materials whenever possible, we make sure our construction is eco-friendly, too. For example, when we install plumbing fixtures, we make sure it’s done correctly to prevent leaks; yes, this saves the homeowner money, but even more importantly it helps the environment. Another example is insulation: by making sure we seal all air gaps, we keep homeowner costs down, and help the environment. (more…)

Leave a Comment June 21, 2011

Hiring A Contractor: What You Need To Know

Woman in kitchen chopping fruit

Do you know what you need to know before hiring a contractor?

Hiring a remodeling contractor is a big step for a lot of consumers. Many of them have a lot of questions: What risks are involved? What do I need to know, legally speaking? How can I make sure I hire a reputable, licensed contractor?

At CAGE Design Build, we want to make sure all our clients have a good experience and get all their questions answered. A really good source of vast information is the Department of Consumer Affairs Contractors State License Board. They offer insight, tips and all the details when it comes to hiring a contractor: (more…)

Leave a Comment April 19, 2011

CAGE Design Build’s Communication and Expectations

Kitchen plans and materialsHere at CAGE Design Build, we’re known for building and fulfilling expectations, in addition to frequent communication throughout the entire process. Don’t just take our word for it, though. Here’s what Chris Davy told us following a bathroom remodel:

“ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS! That’s how I would describe working with CAGE Design Build…David and Kelly provided excellent personal service and kept me informed through every step of the remodel. David and the sub-contractors were conscientious of my privacy and always kept the work area clean. This is the first time I’ve ever had a room remodeled, and I’d heard stories about what a nightmare remodeling could be, but Kelly and David made the entire process seem easy and finished the job on schedule. Everything turned out better than I could have imagined, and now I have a bathroom that looks amazing. I highly recommend CAGE Design Build.”

We know that when the client knows what’s going on and what sort of timeline they should expect, projects are completed in a much healthier environment. So what does our process look like? (more…)

Leave a Comment March 22, 2011

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