How does the Design-Build Process work?
After we have established a target budget for your project, we sign a design contract. This kicks off one of the most exciting parts of the project: the design phase. During this time, our team will guide you through defining your new space by drawing floorplans, making all the selections necessary (i.e. faucet, appliances, tile, cabinet design, etc.) and establishing all the mechanical and structural elements required to ensure you project meets your style and how you live in your home. By the time this phase is complete, our team will provide you with a cohesive and complete design along with detailed scope of work, pricing, selections, and both 2D and 3D plans. In other words, our team works with you to build your entire project on paper prior to putting hammer to wall. This provided our production team and trade partners with a complete road map for the project from start to finish while ensuring a design centered, schedule drive, and budget conscious construction project delivered with the highest craftsmanship and attention to detail.
What is Design-Build Remodeling?
A design-build remodeler offers the client a single point of contact for interior design, drafting, product selection and construction as well as communication with subcontractors, vendors and suppliers while maintaining schedule, constant communication and managing all day-to-day tasks. Many homeowners find the design-build process allows for more overall control over budget while maintaining the aspects of the design they value most, while providing on-budget, on schedule, on design production.
The remodeling process starts long before you ever call us. Perhaps you are frustrated with an outdated, poorly laid out area in your house, or you are wanting to give that one room a facelift, or perhaps you just bought that fixer-upper that you can see all the future potential. You search for a company that values the highest level of craftsmanship, maintains constant, detailed communication and delivers on schedule, budget and jobsite cleanliness and you pick up the phone and call St. Matthews Remodeling.
First, we schedule an Initial Consult, when our salesman comes to your house to meet with you to discuss the potential project. The goal of this meeting is to gather project details, high-level scope of the work and preliminary budget as well as establishing if we are the right company to accomplish your project. After this meeting, our team touches base to see what similar projects we have done to get a target budget and timeline for this project.
Once we agree on a target budget and general scope of work, we sign a Design Contract. This begins the design phase of your project, where our team works directly with you to plan the aesthetic design, the mechanical and structural requirements, draw floorplans and 3D renderings and clearly define the scope of work and pricing and make all selections need to accomplish your project. At the end of this, you have a fully designed, complete project on paper, ready to begin construction.
Now that we are ready for production, our production phase kicks off by taking the established, detailed plan we put together during the design phase and execute that plan with highest level or craftsmanship and professionalism. Our team maintains constant, clear communication with vendors, subcontractors and, most importantly, you, ensuring your project meets the budget and schedule outlined during the design phase.
Upon the completion of the final check list, our team ensures that your house thoroughly cleaned, and the project is then complete. At this stage, the warranty phase begins and we turn your house back over to you to enjoy!
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Our team is dedicated to ensuring constant communication with our homeowners through every part of the project. In addition to phone and face-to-face communication, we use an app based software to give you a 24/7 eye on the everything that’s happening!
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When you connect with St. Matthews Remodeling and Construction for the first time, our goal is to gather insights into the type of project, location, and other helpful information to start the process and prepare us for the initial consultation.
The goal of this in-person meeting is to gain an understanding of the issues with the existing space and the scope of work needed to solve the issues and narrow down your desired budget and timeline. This consultation will enable us to begin the design process.
During the design process, we develop the details that make will make your space unique and customized to your needs. By collaborating with our team and our network of designers, architects, and subcontractors we begin to identify creative solutions to the issues discussed during our Initial Consultation.
This is the first step toward production. For our preliminary presentation, we compile all the scope-of-work, selections, and project plans and present them to you for approval. Once the plans and scope of work are approved, our team finalizes selections and pricing so that the production process can begin.
The time is finally here, our team begins work on your project! You will have daily communication with our production team, ensuring the highest level of quality and visibility during the build process.
Once the project production is complete, we have one final meeting to discuss your overall experience, explain our warranty process, and give you a packet detailing all selection information, use, and care recommendations.