In order to survive in the down economy, home remodeling firms have had to work harder, smarter and operate more professionally. The blueprint for success that not all home improvement firms offer is the design – build package where architectural, engineering, interior design and construction management is all under one roof.
For most homeowners, design – build is the most efficient way to tackle home remodeling or home construction projects because you are dealing with one point person. It starts with a comprehensive design, including space planning, elevations and 3D renderings.
By offering architectural design services and engaging clients in the process, not only does it make it easier for the contractor to meet your lifestyle needs, it gives them control over construction costs and avoids over engineering or over designing. Fixtures and finish costs are identified up front before the contract is even signed. This gives the contractor the ability to value engineer to meet your budgetary goals.
Another benefit of design - build services is structural and code requirements are identified in advance. This is especially valuable for second story additions where structural retrofitting is always required. By having an engineer review the design, the work can be accurately priced up front.
For most home remodeling projects, working with one firm for architectural design and construction is more cost effective and a better value for the homeowner. It also simplifies the entire process by providing design, engineering, permit processing, building and project management, by an experienced home remodeler, all under one roof.