Frequently Asked Questions
When starting a remodeling or custom home project many homeowners are confused about how to get started. They are concerned about contacting and hiring the right people to design and build their project.
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Common homeowner questions:
Q: Who do I call first, the builder or the designer?
A: Call a builder who can offer professional residential design or a designer who will partner with building professionals.
Q: Do I need plans for a simple bathroom?
A: Yes. Simple projects remain simple to build if the design team has provided easy to read building plans.
Q: How long will it take to design and build my project?
A: Generally that depends on the scope of work. Our 3D design communication tools can increase design productivity and reduce the number of design meetings. Having the build team involved with the design process improves construction efficiency.
Q: How will I know if I can afford my project?
A: Defining a realistic financial investment range upfront helps homeowners reduce the risk of over-spending and prevents the design team from over-designing the project.
Q: Who will listen to my ideas and build them?
A: Our philosophy and process is all about you and your needs and goals. Our goal is to guide you through the design process and confirm that your ideas can be built.
We will make design suggestions, but ultimately you have the final decision.
Q: Will the builder finish on time?
A: We help our clients select all of the materials, products, colors and fixtures before we apply for a building permit. This helps the building team to finish on time or ahead of schedule.
Q: How will I live during construction?
A: Living through a remodeling project is difficult. Your world is upside down and washing dishes in the tub is no fun. Some people pretend that they are camping in their home and look at it as an adventure. For a large scale project, securing temporary housing is optimal.
Q: There are so many options! What do I do?
A: Option 1 You can hire a designer or architect. He or she manages what your project might look like but may not be able to qualify the final cost of construction.
Option 2 You can hire a remodeling company. They may be able to manage what the final cost of the project will be, but they may not be able to offer design support.
Option 3 my Design/Build Project may be the right choice if you want to secure one accountable source that will provide inspired design, quality craftsmanship and a high level of customer service.