Design build can be a great idea for many remodel projects.
The general contractor is the one you will be working closely with till the very end of your remodel. They are in charge of schedule and costs also responsible for the quality of the products used and the final product. By working closely with your contractor through the design stage you will accomplish several things. You will be sure you understand what affect choices are doing to the final cost before the project drawings are complete.
Often times homeowners hire a designer or architect and work on plans for months sometimes getting really set on certain choices that have been made along the way. The plans are finally complete and sent out to contractors and suppliers to bid finding out costs have made the job prohibited to build.
Design build means the contractor is part of your team from the beginning. When you work through the design and things you would like in your remodel there are always increments that step the price up. Knowing these in the early stage of design will help from sticker shock later and allow you to make choices of what is most important.
We are able to help you understand your choices and make an educated decision weighing cost, material types and qualities.
Examples would be letting you know that you can open up certain walls but this one wall would cost more than all of them. We are “value added” discussing engineering choices before a direction is chosen.
When you are doing a remodel especially if you are living through it staging the project maybe necessary. Working on a plan from the beginning that allows for this and also compares cost of living through the remodel vs moving out.
Call us to talk about your design, drafting, architecture, engineer and building remodeling needs.