While celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this month, our team has been thinking quite a bit about luck. Does luck actually exist or is there more that goes into creating the life or home we all want? As the Roman philosopher Seneca says, “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity”. We like to think that working with a design-build company that values preparation is the opportunity you need to get “lucky” in creating the space you want. In acknowledging our company’s 10th anniversary this year, below are 10 ways our team or any reputable design-build company ensures the creation of your dream home does not occur by luck.
1. Planning, planning, planning
What is the number one rule of remodeling? Have a plan! And then review the plan and plan some more. A plan ensures that all parties involved in the remodel know what is expected of them. It also solidifies how much the project will cost and when it will be completed. Afterall, an exceptional remodel does not happen by accident – or luck.
2. Your contractor utilizes project management and scheduling software to its fullest
The beauty of today’s technology is that you now have access to information that you would not have been privy to 10 years ago. At Nip Tuck, we use Buildertrend project management software to help schedule our projects and communicate with the homeowner, trades, and team more effectively. One of the biggest perks of this software is that it allows clients to view what is happening with their project on a daily basis and message their project manager and designer directly all in one place. The easier, the better!
3. They have an established and trusted team of trade craftsman.
Working with new trades can often be a roll of the dice when it comes to expectations and execution of work. What happens if the plumber is never punctual or the painter charges too much for his services? At Nip Tuck, we have worked with the majority of our trades for years and there is a level of trust that we never take for granted. Homeowners can sense that relationship and are often pleased with the tradesmen who enter their home.
4. Experts at the type of project you are wanting to do
While many design-build companies offer a variety of services, they typically specialize in niche areas of remodeling as well. If they haven’t experienced parts of a unique project before, they are often connected with resources who can help them. Nip Tuck Remodeling specializes in kitchen and baths but has experience with an array of other projects.
5. The design is purposeful and not just pretty. The expectations with how it will look can be showcased with 3D technology.
The best home design is when beautiful vision and aesthetic meets functionality and purpose. Having a “pretty” kitchen will not do you any favors if it is not a practical space that you can cook in. Our team uses 3D technology through Chief Architect Software so that you can envision the look and feel of a space before we even swing a hammer.
6. Experts that are committed to creating and adhering to a budget
Perhaps one of the most stressful elements of remodeling is the idea of going over your budget. The right design-build company will help you create a project scope and provide value that matches your price point. Our process consists of refining the scope and budget until the homeowner gives a resounding “Yes!”
7. Historical proof that projects actually start and end on-time every time
When hiring an employee, most people feel that it is important to check references. The same goes for deciding on the right remodeling company. The company you choose should have a proven track record of projects that were executed on-budget and on-time. They will often have glowing reviews and project portfolios on their website. Check out some of Nip Tuck’s reviews here.
8. Expert listeners and communicators so that you feel heard
Remodeling your home is a huge emotional, physical, and financial investment. A great design-build firm will recognize this and be there to support you and make you feel heard every step of the way. That is why companies like Nip Tuck Remodeling have employees who truly care about their clients and who work at building trust through abundant communication.
9. An advocate that truly understands all of the choices and current technology so that we can educate you along the way.
Updating your home can be an overwhelming and often confusing process. Many people call into our office and are not sure where to even start! Rest assured that the right company will be an advocate for you throughout the remodeling process and use their tools and expertise to guide you and help keep you informed.
10. The entire team is working towards the end result – your happiness guaranteed.
At Nip Tuck Remodeling, we may not believe in luck but we do believe in your happiness, guaranteed! It is an expectation we want our clients to have for every project our team touches. Our work is only done when you are entirely satisfied with your new space!
Whether you decide to work with Nip Tuck Remodeling or another credible design-build company, don’t leave your remodel up to chance! If the company you work with has the above 10 traits, you will love your space and feel like the luckiest homeowner on the block!
While celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this month, our team has been thinking quite a bit about luck. Does luck actually exist or is there more that goes into creating the life or home we all want? As the Roman philosopher Seneca says, “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity”.