4441 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27609
NC GC LICENSE# 82954

WHY DESIGN, BUDGET, BUILD METHOD?

Design, budget build method of remodeling solves the three major problems with remodeling projects:

  1. Takes too long
  2. Runs over budget
  3. Doesn’t turn out just right

 

Benefits

This process is the fastest way to start your remodeling project, and the fastest way to finish your remodeling project. Some of the many benefits of design, budget, build remodeling are:

  • Start designing today.
  • Try out our service, before you contract for the entire project.
  • Fixed price contracts.
  • Big discounts on finishing products.
  • Confidence in the outcome.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q. How long does the design process take?

A. We can start designing right away, and this may take a few days or a few weeks. It depends upon the complexity of the project. The important thing to keep in mind is that the hours and days spent designing = weeks saved in build phase.

Q. I just want an estimate on my remodel, can I get one from your company, without having to hire you for design?

A. Yes! When we visit your home to look at and discuss your project with you, we will be able to have a serious discussion about cost estimates. We can even provide you with a written estimate for your project.

Q. What if I already have a design?

A. That’s great! We will be happy to budget out any completed design. We can help you procure bids for finish products and specialty trades. We may also propose enhancements to your design. Whatever the situation, we are adaptable. Show us what you have and let’s get working on it.

Q. What if I already have some of my finish products selected/purchased?

A. Your ahead of the curve! This makes the process quicker, easier and less costly!

Q. Do you have good prices on name brand finish products?

A. We help our clients to get discounts on the best finish products. We work as a team to get you exactly what you want, when it is needed, and at the best price.

Q. How much does your design service cost?

A. Every design is unique, there is no price menu. Once we meet with you, and discuss your project, we will provide you with a design contract proposal. You will be surprised at how affordable our rates are. Remember, remodel design does not cost, it pays. Our case studies have shown that we typically recoup our clients’ design costs, on average, 10x!

Q. Do I need an Architect?

A. While architects are an important part of the home building industry, you do not need an architect to design your remodel. We can design any remodel, kitchen, bathroom, interior make over, decks, patios, porches, outdoor kitchens, or even room additions. In some cases, we will need a residential building engineer, to certify plans for construction. We have relationships with both architects and engineers so that we can offer the most cost effective solutions to even the most challenging structural designs.

Q. Do I need building permits?

A. Many major remodeling projects require building permits. Cosmetic changes, such as cabinetry, flooring and the like can be done without permits most of the time.

Q. What if I have a preferred cabinet brand/builder?

A. Our design software is completely custom, allowing us to design with any line of cabinetry.

What People Are Saying

“My close friends who have remodeled their homes, all complained of bad contractors. I did not experience any of what they described. I’m amazed at how well my project went.”

-Ron Newburg

“Ken and I are so happy with what you created for us. I was reminded of a time when people did business on a handshake.”

– Vera Murphy

“We had no room for error during our move out, move back in two story room addition and remodel…Chip delivered!”

– Mark Paschke

“My husband and I hired Chip to remodel our kitchen, 2 bathrooms, install new baseboards, and repair lots of drywall after a bad flood. We had a great experience. Chip was honest, friendly, and easy to deal with. He was very accurate with his initial budgeting and there weren’t any hidden or bait and switch costs. He allowed us to tweak our kitchen drawings over and over until they were perfect. He also gave us great resources to investigate for our tile and countertops choices. We are very happy with the level of detail and craftsmanship. We will definitely be calling Chip for any future renovations.”

– Collin Sherman Albertson

“Earlier this year, I hired Chip to renovate my kitchen and bathroom. He did a great job designing the kitchen and bathroom and estimating the cost of both projects accurately Worth noting, was his thoroughness and detailedness, in the measuring and designing the layout of the jobs.

Fortunately, everything came together as promised. His integrity and honesty were admirable traits, especially in a contractor. Bottom line, he delivered what he said he would deliver and kept us apprised along the way. The ultimate compliment, I believe, is that we would use him again.”

– George Palladino