When a homeowner decides to remodel their space, they generally have three options of how they are going to make this home update happen. They can do it themselves (with varying results), or they can choose between a design-build company and general contractor. While the majority of traditional contractors are highly respected resources and do amazing work, there are several advantages to going with a trusted design-build firm instead.

More Effective Teamwork, Accountability, and Communication

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With design-build remodeling, it’s all about the team! The homeowner will have access to design, planning, and build expertise from one single source and team of people who are well-versed in working with each other. By contrast, when working with a general contractor, the homeowner will normally be responsible to form their own team and design their own project. A general contractor will be more concerned with the craftmanship and not the planning piece.

Not surprisingly, a team who is used to working towards a vision and executing on projects efficiently will automatically possess greater communication and hold each other accountable. As the saying goes, it takes a village!

Continuity in Your Home…and the Workflow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Similarly to desiring continuity in your home, you will want continuity in the workflow of your project as well. A general contractor will be on their own schedule and will be self-performing most of the work. They can delay projects if they are not organized and lack scheduling software. Conversely, well-established design-build companies embrace an efficient, and effective workflow that ensures a project runs smoothly from start to finish. They value and have a proven record of finishing a project on-time and on-budget.

More Owner Involvement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the biggest perks of working with a full-service company is that the homeowner has one point of contact and experiences a greater sense of involvement and customer satisfaction. They are free to communicate their vision for their space and the team they are working with will be guides to help get them there. The team will be experts in combining design and the reality of money and timeline. Along with transparency and trust, communication between both parties allows the owner to feel comfortable and heard throughout the entire process. A general contractor can provide this experience as well, but it may be harder to execute on a vision with a single person or clashing outsourced partners. 

General contractors are a fundamental and valued part of the construction industry. However, the above list showcases several advantages to the design-build process that homeowners can take into consideration when planning their remodel.  

When a homeowner decides to remodel their space, they generally have three options of how they are going to make this home update happen. They can do it themselves (with varying results), or they can choose between a design-build company and general contractor. While the majority of traditional contractors are highly respected resources and do amazing work, there are several advantages to going with a trusted design-build firm instead