What is the Design Build Process And What Does it mean for Remodeling your Annapolis Maryland Home?
When you decide it’s time to remodel your Annapolis home, you can choose a conventional remodeling service or you can opt for a design/build remodeling approach. What makes design/build remodeling different?
What Makes Design-Build Remodeling Different?
There are a number of things that separate the way design-build remodelers approach a project from the way that general contractors do. Let’s look at five of those things—and how they benefit you as a homeowner
1. Design and Communication:
Great remodeling results begin with great design. When you work with a design-build remodeler, members of the same team are working on both parts of the remodeling equation. Your designer won’t create a plan that the craftsmen can’t build. Even if you run into tricky situations, a design-builder team works together to make sure the solution is aesthetically pleasing—and functional.
2. Faster Completion:
You’ve heard about delays some homeowners experience when remodeling. Because of the superior communication between team members mentioned above, there’s no time lost due to miscommunication. There’s no waiting for someone to get back to the contractor to clarify. Everything is handled as a team effort.
3. Superior Quality:
Every aspect of the design and construction is closely monitored at every stage of the process. Once again, because everyone involved in the renovation is on the same team there is no debate or variance about what constitutes a quality result. You get consistency from start to finish. General contractors will often specify the least expensive materials for your project (commonly referred to as “builder quality” materials). That’s not the way we operate at TailorCraft Builders. After finding out what you want, we specify and acquire the materials that will deliver the quality, look, and comfort you want when the project is complete—and for many years to come.
4. No Getting Caught in the Middle:
It’s unfortunate, but sometimes remodeling projects can devolve into finger-pointing and assigning blame. That won’t happen with a design-build remodeler. There’s no room for finger pointing. Everyone on the team shares responsibility—and is motivated to get it right the first time. And as the homeowner, you have the ultimate say. A design-build remodeler depends entirely on your satisfaction for his or her reputation. Responsibility can’t be shifted to anyone else.
5. Clear and Consistent Pricing:
Having the designers and the builders working in concert from the very beginning results in better planning and processes. That eliminates costly “surprises” in the remodeling process. The result is that you can be assured that the price you’re quoted is the price you’ll pay.
In a way, the design-build process is a bit like “one-stop shopping” for your remodeling needs. You have everything you need in one place. Of course, choosing the right remodeling company (one you can trust) is essential to getting the right results.