Design-Build Remodeling

Are you looking for a design-build remodeling firm near you?

Nip Tuck Remodeling works with homeowners throughout the Eastside, including Bridle Trails, Bellevue, Clyde Hill, Cottage Lake, Issaquah, Kirkland, Medina, Mercer Island, Redmond, Sammamish, and Woodinville.

Interested in learning more?

Schedule time to discuss the benefits of design-build with our team.

What Is a Design-Build Remodeling Firm?

A design-build remodeling firm is a company that provides both design and construction services under a single contract. The design-build model differs from the traditional design-bid-build model, in which the design and construction phases are typically performed by separate entities. In design-build, the firm takes responsibility for both the design and construction of a project, streamlining the process and often resulting in cost and time savings.

Why Choose a Design-Build Remodeling Firm?

According to the Design-Build Institute of America, “Design-build continues to out-perform other delivery systems in cost, schedule, growth measures, construction and delivery speed.”

Homeowners who choose to work with a design-build remodeling firm spend 3.9% less on projects that are completed 13% more quickly. When you choose a design-build firm, you are choosing to work with and trust one team to manage your entire project. Design-build is more efficient, and it will save you money.

As one firm, we guide you from the initial design phase in which ideas are developed and turn them into your newly remodeled home during the build phase. In this way, we can more accurately calculate the financial investment and the time necessary to complete the project.

We also share common resources with everyone working on your home, so that we can monitor the drawings and build plans for feasibility and accuracy. The legwork we do up front keeps costs real, and while expenses might look high in comparison to other designers and contractors, you’ll discover that you will be least frustrated with overall expenses when taking into consideration surprise costs that are ultimately a part of a home remodel.

Design-Build vs Design-Bid-Build comparison chart

Benefits of Working with a Design-Build Firm

Design-build firms offer a more comprehensive solution to home design and construction services because the team is all under one house. We are consistently on the same page about your project from start to finish. This benefits the homeowner because the cost is accurately calculated before the work starts.

The main benefits of design-build include:

Single Point of Responsibility

The firm takes responsibility for both the design and construction of the project, which simplifies communication and reduces the risk of miscommunication or delays.

Streamlined Process

Design-build firms provide a seamless and efficient process, as the design and construction are integrated. This often results in faster project completion times. We work hard on the design phase to ensure we’ve anticipated all of your needs and taken into consideration any complexities regarding materials. We don’t start the build until after the design is complete and approved. 

Improved Cost Control

Design-build firms bring design and construction professionals together in a collaborative environment, leading to better coordination and improved quality. The design-build approach allows course correction in design sooner in the process, eliminating the need for numerous redesigns and projects cost escalations because design and build teams are working collaboratively. We lead homeowners through the process confidently, eliminating the surprises that can come up during a more traditional approach due to either lack of planning ahead or by not thoroughly exploring potential surprises before construction begins. The traditional design-bid-build model works for some, but it is almost always missing the details that drive actual cost from over-designed spaces.

Reduced Risk

Many people don’t realize that some contractors will build on the fly without any drawings or plans to work from. Others will simply draw up a design, hand it to you, and leave you to find someone to do the work. If there are any small mistakes, undeclared assumptions, or undiscovered damage to the home, you end up with a whole new set of problems and no one to turn to.

Design-Build Remodeling Firms Streamline Home Remodeling

Design-build firms manage your home remodeling project in a way that causes you the least amount of stress. Instead of coordinating between contractors and subcontractors or having to find your own builder, you have a single point of contact and a single budget. If you have any questions during any part of the project, you can take them to your project manager. This approach makes it easier for you to manage your home remodeling project, because everything to do with the design and the build are addressed through one project manager who is responsible for obtaining all of the materials and scheduling all of the work. The design-build team starts and finishes the project in partnership with you.  

The Nip-Tuck Approach to Design-Build Remodeling

What makes Nip Tuck Remodeling  unique?

  • Nip Tuck Remodeling is a woman-owned design-build firm.
  • We are expert planners that use a purposeful method to produce reliable, predictable results.
  • We limit the number of projects we run concurrently to provide better service and communication with clients.
  • Nip Tuck, April Bettinger, and several members of our team have been regularly recognized for their beautiful and unique designs, responsible corporate citizenship, and being among the best – not only in the greater Seattle area, but nationwide.
  • In 2020, we founded Nip Tuck Cares, donating $30,000+ per year to volunteer, fund safe housing programs for homeless and low-income families, and support workforce education and development in our community.

We serve many communities in King and Snohomish Counties, mainly on the Eastside, including:

Interested in learning more? Schedule time to discuss the benefits of design-build with our team.