Design-Build

Design-Build

At Nip Tuck Remodeling, the process of designing, planning, and executing your remodel is done through the team approach of design-build. In a nutshell, this means that you have everything and everyone at your disposal that you need to envision, design, and build your project. Our team will guide you through the process, give you practical and relevant advice, and make sure we do everything in our power to deliver on our promise of Happiness Guaranteed!

Our projects start and end on time because our team will make sure our clients are in alignment with needs, space, aesthetics, and value before we swing a hammer.

You've heard the rumors from friends and relatives: "It took twice as long and cost three times as much." The primary reasons for this are lack of planning, starting the project before decisions are made, and most importantly, not sticking to a predetermined schedule.

 

The Traditional Approach

In contrast, the traditional method involves an option for the homeowner to bid the project work out to separate contractors or specialists, yet they may not know one another nor are they working together, so the design and budget goals may not sync up. Also, because there is no central project communications hub, this lack of team cohesiveness may lead to time delays or conflicts between project design and execution.

 

It Takes a Village 

"Alone we can do little; together we can do so much." - Helen Keller 

A beautiful finished project shows the end result, a culmination of the combined efforts of many specialized individuals. What those outside of a project don't see are all the thoughts, ideas, and solutions that go on before, during, and sometimes after the project is complete, to produce a space worthy of a delighted client. Every project is customized for our clients, and every project is unique. The common denominator is that planning ahead and enlisting the expert eyes of our respective team members produces outstanding results. 

 

An All-Around Exceptional Product is Our Focus

Nip Tuck Remodeling's design-build method allows all the members on your project to be involved from the very start, working toward the same goal.  We understand how decisions made in the design stage affect the feasibility and budget parameters that will present themselves when we start detailed estimating.  Ultimately, your budget is directly related to your needs and wants, but we will take care to be an advisor and be mindful of your investment throughout the process. 

 

Advantages of Design-Build

The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) has identified a number of advantages to design-build over traditional design-bid-build: "This simple but fundamental difference saves money and time by transforming the relationship between designers and builders into an alliance which fosters collaboration and teamwork."

 

  • There exists a single point of accountability from initial consultation through project completion.
  • Communication is streamlined due to the design and construction administration being done by a collaborative team.
  • Because the builder is part of the design process, the team can work together sourcing a combination of artistic and value-oriented products. Installation questions and issues that may drive cost are also discussed in this stage of the process. 
  • There is an increase in simple communication, and design changes go through a smoother process to assure accurate execution. 
  • With the team-build approach, there is a better opportunity to build to the desired investment level. 
  • Most importantly, the builder and designer are on the same team rather than adversaries, which assures a better end result: a happy customer, a customer for life. 

 

We absolutely love our new master bedroom sanctuary and spa-like bathroom. We were quite pleased with the service Nip Tuck provided, from our first contact to completion.

April and her team were professional, on time, and reliable. Everyone we worked with at Nip Tuck exceeded our expectations. The entire process was truly a positive and rewarding experience. We had weekly progress meetings to discuss any schedule changes, of which there were none.

Attention to detail and communication was truly outstanding. They were also great about making suggestions that added to the beauty and functionality of the master bath.

 

Our sincere appreciation to everyone that worked on our master suite project. We will enjoy it for many years!
David and Carol - Sammamish

 

Pictured: NKBA Puget Sound, 1st Place Small/Medium Bath