What Makes the Full-Service Design Build Process Better?


Since a home remodel is one of the most expensive and invasive projects any homeowner willingly undertakes, it makes sense that design, project management, and execution are key influencers in choosing the right contractor fit. Traditionally, you begin your remodel working directly with an architect or general contractor. Architects translate vision into blueprints and spot check the construction but don’t typically project manage the remodel from start to finish. General contractors steer the construction process but outsource labor to subcontractors for every step of the execution, making it difficult to track the project lead from day to day. Separately, these remodel options leave a lot to be desired.

Design build is system of contracting that combines the style and vision of the architect with the process and craft of the general contractor. It allows homeowners to engage with the full remodel experience as a collaboration between design and execution. Choose this method for your remodel and you’ll find a greater integration of design and construction with more transparency for the final outcome and accountability for the step by step process. There are several essential advantages to working with a design build team.


Full-Service Management

The design build approach allows highly specialized craftsmen such as architects, designers, and construction managers, to work together, under the direction of one firm. This devoted team has an incredible wealth of combined experience delivering high-quality design and construction projects. Their streamlined process maintains a clear project schedule that keeps the work aligned with the overall timeline while the lead carpenter onsite oversees the professional and clean work environment. Full-service management includes all the licensing, insurance, and permitting that cities require for residential remodels.


Fixed Price Efficiency

Using a fixed price strategy for design build projects means that no surprises or unaccounted for costs pop up as the remodel unfolds. At a very early stage, the entire project is accurately conceptualized so that the feasibility and financing of the remodel aren’t left to be determined once the project’s underway. The budget is created to include your choice of finishes, ensuring that the final stages of construction don’t increase your overall amount. Once the scope of work is finalized and agreed upon by the homeowner and firm, the project costs are monitored and managed by the design build team. With the fixed price design build method, your remodel comes in on-time and on-budget.      


Innovative Layout

One of the main advantages of utilizing design build for your remodel project is the fresh, thoughtful approach to how you spend time in your space. Design build architects and designers focus on improving how you and your family actually use the rooms in your home, from the flow of the kitchen into the living space to the layout of the bathroom on your main floor. A reputable, experienced design build firm helps you solve problems, configure the ideal flow of each room, and meet your family’s unique needs. Never focused on awards or their personal design aesthetic, good design build firms bring your vision to life.     


Customized Interior Design

Beyond the flow and layout of your spaces, best-in-class design build firms offer extensive interior design work, customized for your new remodel. Choose from an array of finishes and products that align with your budget and are sourced from around the world. Design build teams include interior designers who are skilled at working with textiles, colors, materials, space planning, and more. With an emphasis on planning, effective use of space, and functional design, your new remodel will benefit from personally styled and designed spaces.  


Collaborative Experience    

Simple and straightforward, the design build process transforms a typically stressful remodel into a cooperative and efficient experience. For construction projects across industries, communication is the key to successful, efficient execution. The design build method ensures that the contractor, construction leads, architects, designers, and client are all in frequent, open communication. Before design or construction challenges arise, onsite leads are able to troubleshoot and redirect that phase of the project, saving time and eliminating unforseen costs. With all members working for one, unified firm, you team up with industry professionals who deeply understand design and construction.


Design build firms take ownership for their remodel projects from the creative design phase into construction and successful completion. With full accountability for the final product, design build flips the traditional model for project management and execution. Committed to quality materials, streamlined process, and transparent communication, the design build method is the most time efficient and cost effective approach to any home remodel project.


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