Before you even start the official process of planning a home remodel, you might already be overwhelmed with the number of decisions you’re going to have to make. You’ve heard all your friends and families’ horror stories of a project never finishing or always going over budget. Not to mention choosing a tile backsplash that didn’t suit the rest of the design. These disasters can make you want to put off investing in a remodel project, but we are here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be that way. With a Design-Build team like McDermott Remodeling, you can plan, design, and build your dream space without all those fears and worries muddying what should be an exciting process.
Common Remodel Mishaps
Sometimes it’s hard to know how to tackle a problem if you don’t know what the problem is. Here are some of the most common mishaps that happen during remodeling projects when a Design-Build team isn’t utilized.
- Decisions aren’t made on time – if you don’t spend the time before starting construction to plan out every detail, you might end up with a demolished bathroom with a plumber asking you which faucet you want to be installed. This means you then have to wait for the faucet to be ordered, shipped and arrived to get your bathroom back in working order.
- The crew is delayed by orders – When these decisions are made last minute, the crew might have to wait around on the orders to arrive. They can’t install those new kitchen cabinets if they aren’t on-site.
- The style doesn’t flow – Without a professional designer in your corner, you might not have the ability to see the complete picture when selecting pieces for your remodel. This might end with a disjointed-looking room since the choices won’t all flow together.
- Forgotten details – Professional designers do this work every day, while you might remodel your home only a few times in your life. You’ll likely forget a component that you’re not used to thinking of. This might lead to that detail being left out or having to make another one of those last-minute decisions.
What Does a Designer Really Do?
So how does a designer help you avoid all these schedule extending and wallet stealing mistakes? With a Design-Build team leading you through every step of the remodeling process, these hiccups can almost be avoided entirely. Before a single hammer falls, you’ll walk through every design decision with a professional there to help you. The professional designer will be able to hear your design style, put their own aside, and see the end product way before you can. This leads to selections that flow nicely together to create a cohesive and stunning design. The designer will also reduce the decision overwhelm by narrowing down your choices according to your style and budget. Designers deal with these choices every day and can take your specific needs and help you make the right decisions for you.
How Do They Fit in a Design-Build System?
Now that you and your designer have chosen every detail, they can translate all those selections into helpful information for the person ordering items such as appliances, cabinets, faucets, sinks, trim, and anything else you have chosen together. For example, you won’t have to worry if the sink comes with all its parts or if it will be there on time for the plumber to install it. The designer will work with a project manager, who will then work with the crew to develop a realistic timeline.
You and the designer have created a game plan that can keep everyone from the crew to the project manager to your family on the same page. Now when you get an estimate and a project schedule, you can rest assured that it’s as straightforward and accurate as it can be. This reduces the waiting time for products to show up, creates clear communication throughout the team, and it’s less stressful during the construction phase.
Without a Design-Build team and a professional designer in your corner, you might hate the experience of remodeling your home, and you might end up with a project that takes way longer than planned and becomes more expensive than anticipated. Ensure your project is a success before it even starts by using a Design-Build team like McDermott Remodeling to plan, design, and execute your home remodel project.
Brittany received her interior design degree in 2010 and recently earned her kitchen and bathroom certifications. She sees her job as much more than just picking out pretty colors and materials – it also involves exact measurements, plenty of planning, and determining how to have a space accurately reflect the lifestyle of its occupants.