There is Something Bothering You About Your Home…
A Design•Build Series from The LEFF Blog
Something about your home is bothering you. It may be obvious – the kitchen is embarrassingly outdated, doesn’t have enough accessible storage, or it’s too small for both of you to cook together at the same time. The guest bathroom is not exactly guest worthy, and the master bath has barely enough room to change your mind.
There may be more subtle, underlying issues that you’re just beginning to think about: now that you are both retired, you find yourselves contemplating whether you will be able to remain in your home through your elder years; you may be already experiencing a lack of mobility or the need for more easily accessible areas of your home.
Whatever you are feeling about your current living space, a remodeling project of some sort may be on your mind. If you’ve never remodeled before, you may not know how to begin. If you have remodeled before, you know how complex it can be. There are so many people involved in a remodel, and anticipating all the decisions and details that you will face is exciting but often overwhelming.
So, how do you begin, avoid common pitfalls, and anticipate next steps with easy calm? Consider the Design Build Process.
This blog post is the first in a series that will lay out the fundamentals of Design Build remodeling for you so that you can approach your project – whatever its degree of complexity – with confidence. (To receive an email notification each time a new blog post in the series is posted, please sign up here.)
With the commitment and investment it takes to remodel your home, you will want to be in control, get the results you want, and have an enjoyable experience…it can be done! You will also expect your project to be delivered on schedule and on budget. These factors make up the essence of the Design Build process: one entity is responsible and accountable for designing and building solutions that perfectly reflect how you want to live in your home. Because Design Build works with your budget, you are in control of what you spend. A Design Build team works together to insure deliverables are on time, and the in-house designers, estimator and project managers are in constant communication to make sure your project comes in on budget. Design Build solves problems and finds solutions in the design phase of the project, so that there are no surprises during the construction phase.
This Design Build series will explore topics such as:
- Is Design Build Right for Your Project?
- Step-by-Step Through The Design Build Remodel Process
- Get What You Want With a Design Build Remodel
- What Does a Design Build Remodel Cost? – Cost vs. Value
- Your Design Build Team
- How to Select A Design Build Contractor
- Your Successful Remodel: How to Partner With a Design Build Firm
- Using Budget to Control Your Remodel Project
- Universal Design: Remodel to Remain in Your Home
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