There's something bothering you about your home



Something about your home is bothering you. It may be obvious — the kitchen is embarrassingly outdated, doesn’t have enough accessible storage, or it’s too small for both of you to cook together at the same time. The guest bathroom is not exactly guest worthy, and the master bath has barely enough room to change your mind.

There may be more subtle, underlying issues that you’re just beginning to think about: now that you are both retired, you find yourselves contemplating whether you will be able to remain in your home as you get older. You may be already experiencing a lack of mobility or the need for more easily accessible areas of your home.

However you feel about your current living space, a remodeling project of some sort may be on your mind. If you’ve never remodeled before, you may not know how to begin. If you have remodeled before, you know how complex it can be. There are so many people involved in a remodel, and anticipating all the decisions and details that you will face is exciting, but overwhelming.

So how do you get started, avoid common pitfalls, and anticipate next steps with easy calm? Consider the design–build process.

This blog post is the first in a series that explains the fundamentals of design–build remodeling so that you can approach your project — whatever its degree of complexity — with confidence.

With the commitment and investment it takes to remodel your home, you will want to be in control, get the results you want, and have an enjoyable experience. It can be done! You will also expect your project to be delivered on schedule and on budget. These factors make up the essence of the design–build process: one entity is responsible for designing and building solutions that perfectly reflect how you want to live in your home. Because design–build works with your budget, you are in control of what you spend. A design–build team works together to ensure that deliverables are on time, and the in-house designers, estimator, and project managers are in constant communication to make sure your project comes in on budget. Design–build solves problems in the design phase of the project, so there are no surprises during the construction phase.

This design–build series will explore topics such as:

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