When you are hiring a contractor to remodel your home or construct an addition, look for one with a design-build approach.
The design-build method of construction has advantages over the traditional design-bid-build method. Conventionally, homeowners had to manage at least two different contracts between their designer and contractor, leaving room for misunderstandings, costly re-designs, and delays in the designing and building process. The result was a project completed beyond their budget and schedule.
With the design-build method of construction, the process is streamlined and completed on time and within budget.
Advantages of a Design-Build Contractor
1. Gain the value of teamwork
You’ll have a better overall experience working with a design-build team than a traditional construction firm. The design-build team has all the professionals you need for your remodeling project under one roof. They work together to solve problems, come up with innovative solutions, and collaborate so you get the best possible outcome. Emphasis is placed on harmony and cooperation while meeting your project’s goals together.
2. Enjoy saving cash
The design-build method of construction saves homeowners money because it streamlines the remodeling process, includes a prudent selection of materials, and provides a palatable price point for construction. The possibility of a redesign is slim, which is reflected in a lower overall remodeling project cost. Design fees are kept to a minimum.
3. Occupy your remodeled home sooner
Peak efficiency is one of the hallmarks of a design-build contractor’s procedures. The systematic processes within the design-build method are overseen by one contractor. They can be scheduled to overlap when appropriate, saving you time, completing your project within your designated schedule. You’ll occupy your remodeled home earlier with the design-build method because the schedule is condensed.
4. Reduce change orders
With the design-build approach, the contractor is involved in the planning from the beginning, which lowers or even eliminates the possibility of costly change orders mid-project. This helps you avoid project delays and decisions that may be outside your budget. At Lakeside Renovation & Design, after we meet with you and listen to your goals for your remodeling project, our Design Specialist meets with the Design Manager to create a detailed plan for your project. Next, a group meeting takes place with you which allows you to work with the designer to develop ideas for your vision. Then the Design Manager digitally designs your completed project; you review it and make changes if needed.
5. Get top craftsmen to perform the work
While some contractors hire subcontractors to do the remodeling homeowners desire, we don’t. At Lakeside Renovation & Design, our in-house carpenters, painters, and installers do the work on your remodeling project so we can ensure it is done to our high standards of excellence.
6. Ensure satisfaction 100%
With a design-build team (like us!), once your remodeling project is complete, the Production Manager and Design Specialist perform a final walk-through to make sure you are fully satisfied with the remodel.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Choosing a Design-Build Contractor?
If you don’t want to enter into the stress zone associated with planning, coordinating, and managing a remodeling project, then the design-build method is a great fit for you. It will make the whole process easier to hire one contractor who will oversee the entire project, leaving you to simply make the material choices, cast a vision for your desires, and enjoy the journey!
When you hire a single contractor to oversee the entirety of your remodeling project, you save yourself the hassles of being a middleman and hiring a builder and an architect. Homeowners who hire an architect to design their renovation, and then a general contractor to build it, need to manage both parties and make sure the contractor comprehends the designer’s vision and any changes made along the way.
Does the Design-Build Approach Align with Your Needs?
Now that you’ve seen the vast difference between the traditional design-bid-build approach and the design-build method, it’s time to discern which will align with your goals best. At Lakeside Renovation & Design, we’ve found great success in the design-build method. We manage all aspects of your renovation from planning to the design and construction stage. We deliver top results on time, and within budget.
Learn how our design-build process can bring your home remodeling dreams to life.