Not all remodeling contractors do business in the same way. If you are planning some renovations at your home make sure you choose the right construction company type to work with.
For example, if you just need to repair or replace something for your home to restore it to its original condition a carpenter or home improvement company can be a good option because the work does not require or include design services.
On the other hand, if you would like to remodel a kitchen or add a space to improve and/or change how you use your home you will probably want to consider working with a remodeling firm that offers professional design services.
Below are three things our customers have shared they found to be benefits of working with a professional design and remodel company like ours:
Benefit #1: One-Stop Shopping
Seamless Design and Build Integration
At Custom Built Design and Remodel, we pride ourselves on being a one-stop resource for the entire journey of your home remodeling project. Our team is composed of professionals who are not just experts in their respective fields but are also closely integrated, working with a singular goal: to deliver a remarkable project and ensure that your remodeling experience is nothing short of delightful.
In the traditional approach of using separate firms for design and construction, there's often a risk of misalignment and miscommunication. It's not uncommon for issues to arise during the construction phase, leading to finger-pointing between design and construction teams. This situation can be frustrating and lead to project delays or unexpected costs.
By choosing Custom Built's design and remodel process, you gain a distinct advantage: a single source of responsibility for your entire project. This means that you have a clear point of contact who is accountable for every aspect of your remodeling journey, from the initial design to the final touches of construction.
Our team collaborates with you as a unified front, and this approach comes with numerous benefits. The most noticeable advantage is a seamless transition from the design phase to construction. When your project moves from the drafting board to the job site, it does so with a high level of continuity and minimal disruption.
Another significant benefit is the enhancement of communication throughout the project. With a single team responsible for both design and construction, there are far fewer communication challenges. The designers are already familiar with the project specifics, and there's no need to interpret or pass along design intent. This means that your vision is executed with a higher degree of precision.
Benefit #2: Your Project Can be Built for an Agreed Fixed Cost
Preventing Design Deficiencies
In traditional scenarios where separate firms handle design and construction, the risk of missing or forgetting important construction details is unfortunately quite common. These omissions can occur for various reasons, including miscommunication between the design and construction teams.
When such omissions are discovered during the construction phase, the typical response from the contractor is to present a change order, outlining additional costs that will be billed to the homeowner. This can be a source of frustration, as these costs can add up quickly, and homeowners often bear the financial burden.
One of the significant advantages of working with a design and remodel company like Custom Built is that we approach your project with a fixed-cost remodeling agreement. This means that we take on the responsibility for any design oversights, rather than passing them along to you, the homeowner.
We recognize that it's essential to provide you with a clear and accurate estimate at the beginning of the project, and we stand by that commitment throughout the remodeling journey.
Fixed-Cost Remodeling Agreement
With a fixed-cost remodeling agreement, you gain peace of mind that your project will be completed within the agreed-upon budget. Our team diligently reviews the project scope, and we carefully consider all design details to prevent any surprises or unforeseen expenses during the construction phase.
While we work hard to address any issues before they become problems, we are also transparent about the fact that if we encounter something that no one anticipated, such as unexpected structural damage or hidden insect infestations, the responsibility for these additional costs will be shared.
We believe that this approach offers homeowners a fair and balanced way to handle unforeseen circumstances, ensuring that you're protected financially while still allowing for flexibility in the face of the unexpected. This commitment to our fixed-cost remodeling agreement reflects our dedication to providing an exceptional remodeling experience and delivering on the promises we make to our valued clients.
Benefit #3: Your Project Can Begin and Be Completed Faster
Because of the time-tested and well-defined design process we use, in many ways your project is actually being prepared for construction as it is designed. Because you have chosen us to both design and remodel your home we aren’t just imagining what will be built, we are actually already getting prepared to build it.
Because of our design process, we will know what products will be needed and when to order them so they are available when needed at the job site. We know what other trade professionals will be needed beyond our staff and schedule with them well in advance. And, because of our thorough process, there are typically very few things if any left as undecided before construction begins, minimizing surprises, extra costs, and disappointments for our customers.
Next Steps to Hiring a Design-Build Firm for Your Home Remodel
When it comes to transforming your living space, the choice to hire a design and remodeling company is an investment in quality, expertise, and peace of mind. As we've explored the top three benefits of taking this route, remember that your vision for your home can become a stunning reality with the right professionals by your side.
The decision to work with a design and remodeling company brings a multitude of advantages. Your project will benefit from professional design expertise, detailed planning and project management, and access to a network of skilled contractors and artisans. This level of support ensures that your project is executed seamlessly from concept to completion.
At Custom Built, we're passionate about delivering exceptional design and remodeling services. With our commitment to quality, 15+ years of experience, and a team of experts dedicated to turning your dream home into a reality, we have the knowledge and skills to meet and exceed your expectations. We understand that your home is a reflection of your unique style, and we're here to help you bring your vision to life.
Michael brings over 2 decades of building and remodeling experience to his position as the Owner and Visionary of Custom Built. Michael’s passion to make an impact on the home building industry has led him to serve for over ten years at the local and state Home Builders Association, culminating as President of the HBA of Michigan in 2020.