Even though design build firms are becoming more well-known, there are still a lot of misconceptions out there. The traditional method is designing a building, bidding out the project, then having it constructed by a separate entity (often referred to as design-bid-build in the biz). But with design build, the designers and contractors are housed under one entity. That means you, the homeowner, only have to handle one contract. But doesn’t that cost more? Doesn’t that give me less control? Nope, and nope. To answer those questions and more, here are 5 myths about design build projects, debunked:
Once you decide to build a home, there are a million choices to make. If you choose to use a design-build firm (like TailorCraft), one of the first — and most important — decisions is which company to use. Especially for first-time home builders or renovators, it can be an intimidating process. Here are some tips on how to choose the right design build company.
Building a home is one of the biggest endeavors you’ll probably ever take on. So how do you decide who gets to build it? Should you start with the design, then shop around for bids? Do your own design, and find a contractor? Have it professionally designed, but try to build part of it yourself? While those options may work for some people, we firmly believe a design build firm is the best way to achieve your perfect home in a seamless fashion. Here are 5 reasons to trust a design build company with your new home.
Topics: Design Build
Finding the right design build firm is vital for any home builder. They should be reputable, qualified, within your budget and match your personality and communication style. To determine who matches all those criteria, you’ll need to do a lot of research. While your research must include some good old-fashioned phone calls, the internet can also give you a good head start. But, do reviews matter when choosing a design build company? Here are some tips to help navigate online reviews.
Topics: design build remodeling
Home design is subjective, but there are some homes that are just so beautiful nearly everyone agrees: I’d love to live there. Here at TailorCraft, we love helping our clients be able to realize that dream. To that end, here are 6 stunning design build houses in Annapolis we’ve worked on:
Summer is nearly here, so it’s time to dust off the beach towels and swimsuits and stock up on some sunscreen. There are so many great ways to enjoy summertime in Anne Arundel County, it can be difficult to choose. To help you fit it all in, here’s our 2019 summer “bucket list” for Annapolis, Maryland.
Bathrooms and kitchens are the most remodeled rooms by homeowners. Reasons vary, from wanting to update outdated designs to a desire to replace old appliances with newer, more energy efficient models.
Kitchens are among the most expensive rooms to remodel. It is no wonder many homeowners are thinking “how much will it cost to remodel my kitchen?”. The cost depends on things like where you are located, how big your project is, and how upscale or custom you choose to go with your materials and fixtures. According to a report by remodeling, kitchen remodels in the Annapolis area typically range from $22,000 for a minor job, to $131,000 for a major overhaul with the highest-quality materials. The good news is that, particularly with kitchen remodels, homeowners will recoup much more of those costs into their home’s future resale value than, say, a bedroom remodel.
It was a long winter, but spring is finally on the horizon. What better way to usher in a new season than with a getaway? Day trips, weekend getaways, family vacations -- we’ve got you covered. Here’s a look at some of the top spring getaways near Annapolis, Maryland this springtime.
Are you ready for winter to end? Us, too. As the days get longer and warmer, we all want to be out and about. Luckily, there is no shortage of options for spring events near Annapolis this spring. Here are some of the best ways to shake off the winter doldrums and soak up some springtime in Annapolis MD from March to June 2019.