Defining a budget is the responsible way to start a renovation. You might have already set a budget or you might need our help forecasting a budget. Our goal is to provide the best value for the money when investing in your home. We will be upfront on evaluating if you can get what you want within budget or if you need to scale back the scope of work.
We present the total price of your project before a deposit is made. Additionally, we provide an itemized quote of each phase of construction that includes materials. The price of a newly renovated kitchen or bath with the same layout and scope of work can change as much as 35% with material selections— same amount of work just different material. This is where the expertise of our Project Developers and CAD Designers is most valuable. We present materials for every price point. We value engineer every job so that you get the desired look and design within your budget.
There is no charge for the first meeting or to set up an appointment. We want to walk your space, review your project, and go over ideas to see if we are the best fit for your job.
Yes, our project minimum is $15,000.
Every project will have a Project Developer and CAD Designer assigned to your job at no additional cost. The final price includes all design services for your space. There is a Project Development fee that is deducted from your contract once we move forward. We love working with outside designers, but it’s advised to use our inside staff designers to save money. We do not provide interior design services such as recommendations on paint colors and window treatments.
Many kitchen and bath companies are really just cabinet dealers that also contract counter tops. A lot of general contractors will only supply the labor, leaving the client tasked with the design work as well as sourcing materials. Since we are a design/build company, there is no need to hire an outside designer or source your own materials for a kitchen, bathroom or interior project. For large additions, we partner with an outside architectural firm. For most projects, we will design, quote, provide material and construct your project from start to finish. This approach ensures that you will get the most efficient use of your time and money. One company designing your project, pricing your project and constructing your project means lower design costs, lower construction costs and a better understanding of what that final cost will be before you sign a contract. Complete synergy of design and constructability. We know how it can be built and what it will cost before we include it in your design. We start with your budget and design accordingly. There is a cost for our design work, but you don’t pay for it up front. It is included in the total price of your project. The only thing we charge is a small project development fee. This fee is collected after your free consultation, at which you will be given an estimate or price range for the scope of work discussed. In addition, this project development fee is deducted from your contract amount. This modest fee enables us to allocate the time and resources needed to produce a preliminary plan and cost breakdown from which you can decide if you would like to proceed with the project. This wholistic approach provides you with all the information you will need to make an educated decision.
We require 10% of the project proposal price as the deposit.
There is no easy way to answer this question because every project is customized. The space, site conditions, client preferences, design, and materials are all variables that impact the project timeline. We cannot answer that question until we go over all these details. We have provided our general guidelines below but these vary depending on the scope of project.
Preliminary Design Phase: 2-4 weeks
Pre-Construction Planning Phase: 2-5 weeks
Average Project Construction Phase: 3-8 weeks
Major Construction Phase: 10-16 weeks
Yes and no. Because every project is customized, the most common change order typically happens after demo when we discover existing damage to the home or poor building methods that need to be corrected. It is our goal to minimize or limit change orders on the project. We realize our clients do not like surprises and neither do we. It disrupts the project timeline and increases the budget. We do not pad our prices to cover an unforeseen expense. If there is a change order we strive to be completely transparent with the additional scope of work and projected costs.
Along with construction materials, we offer and showcase an assortment of finish materials including flooring, tile, counter tops, cabinets and cabinet components; all of the finish materials you need to create an amazing and functional space.
When it comes to cabinets, we offer all construction types and styles. From partial overlay doors, to full inset doors, we have you covered. Whether you want a painted shaker, or a stained and glazed raised panel, we can take care of you. All of the cabinets we offer are all-wood box construction and come with solid-wood, dovetail joined drawers with soft close action. We offer midrange manufactured to high-end custom cabinets. Each project is unique and we will tailor our cabinet specification to your needs and desires. Beyond the construction and finish, cabinet cost is driven by the level of customization required for the design. It is not uncommon for us to mix cabinet lines on one project, or even one room, to achieve the most attractive appearance, function and value.
When it comes to tile, the materials and manufacturing process used both affect the final look and function of a space. Sometimes a rectified porcelain tile is needed to achieve a certain look. Other times a tumbled natural stone is essential to the feel of the space. Not to mention the functional and maintenance implications of each material type. Slabs and large format panels used for counter tops and wall cladding are the same way. The material specifications required for one design can be very different from another. Materials, performance, weight, durability and ease of fabrication all affect the cost and longevity of the surface.
You can buy steak for $10 a pound or $20 a pound. Both are steaks, but you don’t know the difference until you eat them. It is the same with finishes and building material. The good news is that the most expensive material is not necessarily the best material for your job and taste. Marble is more expensive than porcelain, but that does not mean porcelain tile is not the best fit for your job, does not perform better than marble, and give you the look you want. This goes for countertops too. A marble countertop might be more expensive than a quartz countertop but a quartz countertop might be fit for your lifestyle and perform better over the years. With cabinets, you pay for selection and options. Do you want more color choices or are you okay with a standard selection? Do you want more details and functionality out of your cabinets or are you okay with a standard offering?
We specialize in complete kitchen, bathroom, and basement remodeling as well as construction of additions. We do not offer handyman or repair services.