What are the advantages of design-build over the conventional remodeling process? It’s a good question and with over a decade of design-build experience, we would like to point out the reasons why the design-build process is the best way to remodel your kitchen, bathroom, basement or addition on your home.
Everyone is on the same team
Everybody involved is in the project together and we all have the same objective to arrive at a successful end result that meets or exceeds the client’s expectations. When challenges or problems emerge on a project (there are always problems), pointing fingers or blaming others is not an option, everyone at Talon Construction rolls up their sleeves and works on solutions.
One organization is responsible and accountable for everything. This includes how the end result will look and function, how much it costs and how long it will take to complete. When the same company that designs the project also builds the project, there tends to be much more focus given to the pricing and scheduling in the design phase. The cost of everything for the project is taken into account early on in the process to include all the permit and processing fees, construction costs and management, utilities, landscaping of things that are disturbed during construction and everything in between.
Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon in our industry to hear some of our clients say “their remodeling project cost much more than the architect said it would” this scenario is avoided in the design-build arena. Design-build focuses on results, not excuses.
A design-build remodeling company is involved from the start of the project to its completion, which adds a permanent and inseparable quality to the project. The chance for things to fall through the cracks is greatly diminished or eliminated completely.
Expertise: Design-build firms are experts
We have many years of professional experience in the remodeling of existing homes and an understanding of how to price the work associated with it and the sequence or order of how projects go together as well as the permitting procedures and building codes of where the project is located.
In the new economy, we’re noticing new home builders trying a bit too hard to call themselves design-build remodeling firms without having any field training in existing homes. Likewise, we’ve raised our eyebrows at small one or two man outfits who claim to, all the sudden, be accomplished at design-build.
3D renderings allow clients to follow the design process in an easy-to-visualize manner
A 3D rendering brings a design to life before a project begins construction. It is the art of creating three-dimensional images that show the attributes of a proposed architectural design. The architectural visualization software used to create 3D renderings enables designers to gauge proportion and scale on a particular design.
Perhaps the greatest benefit of using 3D rendering in home design is so the Homeowner can understand exactly how the designer intends to translate their dream home from blueprint to reality. 3D renderings illustrate depth, dimension, and scale far more effectively than static sketches. 3D renderings are also very useful in planning interior design, down to the placement of furniture, lighting fixtures, and appliances.
Professional remodeling guide
We’ve all heard the stories that design and construction can get out of hand and unclear to what you are actually getting done. Design and construction shouldn’t be chaotic or stressful. A design-build company is a guiding light to clients throughout the process, pointing the way to the best possible outcome. Design-build refines a system from start to finish and manages the chaos into orderly steps.
Involvement is key
Design-build operates under the assumption that the client actually wants to be an active participant in the design and construction of their home. By being involved they’re guaranteeing that they get the outcome and satisfaction of their vision and what they want is going to be attained. Providing an avenue to get involved with their project is inspiring and gives people a lasting sense of pride about their home. Design-build removes the big egos so common in the design industry. In design-build, the client retains total control over the project and the team is there to empower and coach them.
Design-build is transparent
The best kind of communication is open, honest and often because we want our clients to understand the process and to know what’s going on at all times. The best collaborative efforts work, not because people say what everyone wants to hear, but because they say what everyone needs to hear. Through clear communication the budget is defined early on so there are no surprises along the way.
Design and construction involve managing many timelines that need to be coordinated in sync. Design-build creates opportunities for clients to be a part of big decisions, ask questions, and consider their options. Anything the entire team can do to avoid taking steps backward or doing things twice is going to lead to better, faster and more cost-effective results. The design-build system is highly diverse and responsive in the field. Big decisions can be revisited during construction without change orders or added costs. The conventional wisdom is that if you make changes it will cost you more, this is not necessarily true in design-build. We are extremely confident that if you use the design-build process for your next remodeling project you will “Fall in love with your home all over again.”