In the remodeling and construction world, the term “design/ build” gets thrown around a lot, but most people aren’t really sure what it means, nor do they recognize the benefits that come along with it. Design/build refers to a contractor’s ability to do both the designing and the construction within the same company. That way, instead of coordinating logistics between architecture or design firms from one company with the builders from another company, design/build remodelers are able to provide you with a “one-stop shopping experience.” Here are a few of the benefits of working with a design/build remodeler for your next major renovation or addition:
Keeping a Realistic Budget in Mind
One of the benefits of working with a design/build remodeler is that the budget discussion occurs early on in the process before the final plans are drawn, and these plans can take into account any budget constraints. The budget discussion is extremely important and provides the homeowners with peace of mind knowing they will be able to stick within their original spending plan. Too many times, I have seen plans drawn up for a proposed renovation, and when it was priced out, was way over the homeowners’ budget. A good design/build remodeler will help avoid this problem by developing a set of plans that not only meet the homeowners’ wants and need, but more importantly their budget.
Another huge benefit to working with a design/build remodeler is that the entire project team works together so many aspects can completely simultaneously. This significantly reduces the overall completion time of the project because it allows some of the design and pre-construction planning to overlap. That way, while the contractor is scheduling labor, buying materials, hiring subcontractors, the final plans can still be in the process of approval.
Additionally, since the remodeler was involved in the planning process and the client’s expectations from Day 1, there is less likely to be miscommunication which often causes construction delays and pushes back the completion date.
High Quality & Smooth Process
When it comes to any remodeling project big or small, it’s important to trust your remodeler. Any project is an investment, so it’s crucial that you get the quality you expect. By hiring a design/build contractor, you will be more likely to receive quality work because the contractor is able to place all of their focus on the entirety of the project rather than the individual interest of separate design and construction companies. Again, with just one team working on the design and building, there will be less opportunities misunderstanding, which will reduce your stress and improve the remodeling process for everyone involved.
To schedule a risk-free consultation of your next home improvement project, whether it be large or small, contact the experts at Tracy Tesmer Design • Build • Remodel • Repair.