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What Is a Design-Build Project & How Does it Help My Home Remodel?

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Remodeling your home is a big decision. Although exciting, it certainly doesn’t come without its own source of stress. Things like budgets, contracts, and bickering consultants come to mind when worrying about all the things that could go wrong. What if we told you that DiFabion Remodeling has a process that could help eliminate most of the stress created by disagreeing contractors and designers? For your Charlotte home remodel, be sure to ask about the design-build project delivery.

Design-Bid-Build Method vs. Design-Build Method

For most home remodelers, the design-bid-build project delivery looks like this:

To be fair, there isn’t anything wrong with the design-bid-build project delivery. However, there is a possibility that with two separate contracts, the designer and contractor aren’t working together. You, the owner, are responsible for managing two separate contracts and acting as the middleman between the designer and contractor. If something goes wrong, or unforeseen circumstances require change or budget issues, it becomes easy for the designer and contractor to blame each other. This standoff can often lead to delays and further complications.

Introducing the design-build project delivery.

In this process, there is only one contract. The designer and contractor are required to work together from the very beginning, providing unified project recommendations and ideas. Any changes or problems are addressed by the whole team, creating collaboration and innovation and diminishing the possibility of blame-shifting and excuses. While a single-source contract is the main difference between the traditional and design-build processes, there is much more of a team effort during a design-build process.

Benefits of the Design-Build Project Delivery

The use of the design-build process has grown rapidly the past decade and is used by home and commercial builders all over. After learning of the benefits, it’s easy to see why:

  • Lower Costs – Design-build is more efficient. It often reduces costs for you due to the faster timeline, fewer change orders, and fewer unforeseen costs.
  • Faster Timelines – The design-build process allows you to effectively fast-track projects. Since construction and design happen simultaneously and there’s only one selection phase instead of two, the timeline is much faster.
  • More Innovation – When there’s only one contract, there’s one team. This allows for creativity and collaboration to flow freely without any hesitation.

Design-build creates open communication, which helps to deliver otherwise unachievable results. You only need to worry about communicating with one team–your design-build team.

Start Your Design-Build Project with DiFabion Remodeling

Why You Should Choose DiFabion Remodeling for Your Charlotte Remodel

DiFabion Remodeling is a design-build firm in Charlotte with all the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to bring your Charlotte home remodel dreams to life. We will be there every step of the way to walk you through your project. Ultimately, our goal is to exceed your expectations and leave you feeling 100 percent satisfied with your newly remodeled home.

To begin your design-build project for your home remodel, please contact us online today!

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