Why Design-Build? Advantages to Our Remodeling Method

April 12, 2012

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.

Our client worked with an architect to complete drawings for the kitchen, interior spaces and three baths remodeling project. After spending months on the plans, they set out to bid, and ultimately needed to cut half of the project due to the overall budget being double what was expected. In addition, the architect wasn’t able to spend the time the client needed on the actual kitchen design so it didn’t end up being a good fit for the family’s lifestyle.

We can’t stress how important it is to discuss the budget very early on in the planning stages of a remodeling project. Who wants to spend time making plans that won’t be attainable? This is a good example of why the design-build concept works so well. We can provide an estimate very early on and make sure the project we design will realistically fit within your budget, in addition to recreating your home in a way that will better fit your family’s lifestyle.

How can we help you get started on planning your dream home? Contact us to plan a complimentary in-home consultation for your next remodeling project!

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