One of the big challenges that many homeowners face with a home remodel is managing all of the different service providers, such as architects, general contractors, interior designers, engineers, surveyors and getting them to all work together.
Besides trying to keep the project on budget and on time, working and communicating with several different service providers that have different timetables can be incredibly frustrating.
Often, a homeowner will first hire an architect to design their dream home. Once the architect completes the plans, the homeowner will start shopping for a general contractor to build out the plans. However, this is where problems may start to arise if the architect and contractor haven’t worked together with the homeowner from the start.
If the homeowner is getting multiple bids to build out the architectural plans, how will they know that the contractor truly understands and can correctly price what the architect has developed?
Also, interior design and finishes are not usually fully developed at this point, and this can represent a significant portion of the final project cost, which makes comparing bids from different contractors and service providers more of an apples and oranges comparison.
Advantages of Design-Build Construction
With a Design-Build Firm, your project is managed from start to finish by one team, rather than piece-by-piece by many individuals. This allows them to design with the homeowner’s goals in mind and consider any potential restraints upfront. The Design-Build process creates a more cohesive project because the architects, interior designers, and the construction team collaborate and work together throughout the process to bring your dream home to life.
Another advantage of Design-Build teams is that these firms are experts in both architecture and construction. According to Houzz:
“Design-build firms focus on a streamlined design-build process — from the initial design to the estimating phase to physical construction — in the hope of creating an efficient experience for both the client and the company. Because the entire project is happening within one company, design-build firms are able to overlap the design and construction phases of the project, which often speeds up the project significantly.”
Most importantly with Design-Build, everyone is on your team, rather than their own.
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