The Design-Build Process – The Design Build Method

We understand the confusion that comes along with hiring contractors in the remodeling process and the headaches many people experience during the design and construction phases.

From concept to reality, our design build build method and four-phased approach to home renovation ensures that your concerns and construction challenges are addressed up-front for your Denver Design-Build project, so that you aren’t faced with any surprises.



Where your dreams start to become a reality, the Design Download phase offers us the opportunity to get to know you, understand your tastes, and learn about your goals for a successful home renovation.

During the initial project download meeting, you’ll meet with a Project Developer at your home and walk through the spaces you’d like to improve. Through conversation, we’ll discover:

• Your desired investment amount
• Your current constraints with the space
• Your specific desires for improvements
• Your lifestyle and design tastes
• Your long-term goals for the home and how you plan to live in it

With this information, we’ll put together a project scope and present you with a cost projection for your project. Together, we’ll sign a design agreement and get started on the design phase.



In the project design phase, our designers and architects will take your vision to paper. Together we will conceptualize the finished renovation and scope our construction needs.

You’ll be invited to our office where we will co-create a clearly-defined design concept, discuss rough plans and sketches to showcase how it’ll all come together, and review how the plans work within your initial budget.

With approval on the initial concepts, you’ll work with our designer to select finish options and fixtures that match your aesthetic and are within your budget.  In this meeting, you’ll review and select

  • Flooring
  • Trim and millwork
  • Cabinetry and countertops
  • Paint and tiles
  • Lighting fixtures
  • Plumbing and hardware



The construction phase is where your concept and design come together. Whether you are living in your home or choose to move out during construction, our team will work to impose as little impact on your daily life as possible.

We take care of all permitting, licensing, insurance, and project management, and keep you up to date with weekly on-site meetings during which we’ll review any revisions you would like and schedule the work for these change orders.

Our design build contractors have direct daily communication with the design team, so there’s no room for mistakes, misinterpretations, or other problems so common with the traditional process.

When construction is complete, we take extra steps to make certain every aspect of your renovation is perfect. Professional cleaners are hired so that all traces of construction dust are removed and a detailed inspection of work is completed to ensure your complete satisfaction. You’ll then sign the substantial completion form and begin enjoying your newly remodeled home.



Proudly standing behind our craftsmanship, every project includes a two-year warranty using the same trade partners that did the original work. We proactively schedule post-work inspections for:

  • 90 days
  • 1 year
  • 2 years

We love being able to provide this peace of mind to you and your investment. All warranty concerns are treated with urgency and respect to you and your home.



Common questions about the design build process.

  • What is a design build firm?

    A design build firm is an entity that offers both the architectural design and construction services at one company. The designers and craftsman completing the work generally have an established relationship and are collaborating on the project from start to finish.

  • Is the design build process more expensive than traditional construction techniques?

    No, the design build process can actually end up saving you money on your home renovation project. The established project management relationships between designers and contractors on a design build team can create many cost saving opportunities.

  • What are the benefits of the design build process?

    A few of the main benefits of the design build process in residential construction are enhanced communication, project responsibility, and faster project completion.

    Communication – The design build process enhances communication because the design team is working directly with construction team throughout the entire build. Our team has been working together to complete hundreds of luxury home addition and renovation projects throughout Colorado’s front range. Established channels of communication between designers and build teams translates to an improved finished project.

    Responsibility – When you choose to work with Factor Design Build for your home remodel, your project is being handled by a team under one roof. No finger pointing, blaming other contractors, or chasing down multiple points of contact to get answers on issues with your project.

    Faster Project Completion  – Choosing to work with a design build team with enhanced communication and cohesive project management speeds up the entire process. We have spent decades improving our design build process to ensure we complete your project by the agreed upon deadline.

  • What is unique about the design build construction process?

    The design build process is a streamlined construction method where architects and designers collaborate directly with the contractors physically performing the work. Factor Design Build has 30+ year of upscale home renovation projects in the Denver metro area perfecting the design build process. We are proud to have one of the most talented teams of architects, designers, project managers, and craftsman working together in Colorado. We are confident our proven design build process will provide a smooth construction process and deliver the end product that will exceed your expectations.


Ready to invest in your home and yourself? Let’s discuss your next luxury design-build project.



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