Design-Build remodeling is fundamentally different than the typical approach of most general contractors due to its integrated approach. From the initial consultation to the design process and through to the completion of construction, our team will be responsible for every aspect of your project. The true advantage to our process is fully realized with the seamless transition from design/planning to construction.
Our design team, production team, vendors and craftsmen are all involved in the design and planning of your project to ensure that all the details are covered so problems and issues are minimized and costs are efficiently managed. Your designer and remodeling consultant are a consistent fixture, from the initial consultation all the way to the final walk-through and work closely with your project manager and team members to ensure the visions, designs and details are being implemented. We understand that every project is a substantial investment of time, money, and investment for the homeowner and we take that very seriously.

  • Benefits of contracting with Blueprint Design Build
  • Single source accountability – eliminates finger-pointing and confusion
  • Savings through better planning – as in any part of life, planning properly will avoid mistakes
  • Design and construction expertise blended – under one roof with one goal, a great result
  • Better quality control – the designers can work with the field staff to get it right
  • Enhanced communication – the team is all trained on the same processes and systems
  • Faster project completion – no lags ni communication, ordering, or scheduling
  • Personalized service and peace of mind – our way of doing things

A typical contractor will require the homeowner to have a design and a set of plans done before they will engage to do the construction or will design and engineer the project as they are building it. They will also require the homeowner to work with others to make finish and fixture selections. This can lead to miscommunication when multiple independent resources are used. With Blueprint Design Build, all the steps to a successful remodeling outcome are handled in-house

1. The process starts with a consultation to determine feasibility of
construction and budget parameters.

  • The initial consultation starts with a phone call. This is the time when we will listen to what the homeowner is trying to accomplish. We will ask questions for more clarity. Most homeowners are concerned with the following:
    • Will they do the job I want?
    • Will they do the job on time?
    • Will they do the job at a fair price?
    • Will they be able to meet our timeline for completion?
  • The contractor is trying to find out the following:
    • What is the homeowner wanting to do and is ti a project that fits our business model?
    • What is the homeowner’s time frame for starting and finishing the project and does it fit within our schedule?
    • Who will be involved in the buying decisions?
    • What is the budget range the homeowner has in mind for the project?

Most homeowners do not know what their project may cost and usually have little idea of their budget range. We ask this question to help homeowners understand the costs of their project. After asking many questions about the details of existing conditions and the details about what is wanted, we will give a rough cost estimate for the project based on past experience. If the budget range discussed works for both homeowner and contractor, an in-home consultation will be arranged.

2. At the in-home visit, the remodeling consultant will listen to what the homeowner is trying to achieve, give advice, determine if existing construction allows the project to be done, and may give a closer rough cost estimate. fI feasibility of construction and budget are in order, a design contract is initiated, and the planning process is started. The designer will keep in mind the homeowners desired design and budget constraints as they are working through the conceptual design and planning.

3. A basic working scope of work will be created with broad language to make sure the homeowner and contractor are working towards the same goal. The scope of work becomes more detailed as the planning progresses until all tasks are detailed and a final scope of work is completed.

4. A conceptual design will be created with basic layouts and reviewed with the homeowner until the basic layout is approved.

5. Once the conceptual design basic layout is approved, the selection coordinator will work with the client to make fixtures and finish selections for the project. These selections will be incorporated into the design (as closely as the design program will allow) so that a 3D rendering of the finished space can be reviewed and adjusted before a final scope of work and an estimate can be made.

6. Once the conceptual design is completed, estimating the project be performed through consultations with vendors and craftsmen to get the most accurate and best costs of the project and the details of how the project will be put together and scheduled.

7. Although a lot of work goes into the planning of every detail, the benefits result in a well designed, properly estimated, and professionally executed project that will result in a successful outcome for everyone involved. This also allows us to provide the homeowner with a firm priced project.

Every project is unique. The planning stage can take as little as 3 weeks and as long as 3 months or more depending on the project size, homeowner’s engagement, construction details, and our backlog of projects in the planning stage. It is important to note that taking a little extra time with planning may save weeks of
construction and thousands of dollars
Again, every project is unique. The length of the construction phase of the project will depend on the project size, construction details, material lead times, access to the worksite, etc. Typical kitchen and bathroom remodels can take from 2-3 months depending on the complexity. Additions and whole home remodels can take from 3-8 months depending on the size and complexity of
the project.
Depending on the project, the homeowners do not normally need to move out of their home for construction. We can typically isolate the construction area with plastic walls and other protection so the homeowner can still live in their home with some adjustment to their lifestyle. We do our best to protect your home from dust and debris daily. Your home will be cleaned professionally in the areas where we performed construction and the path to the project.
A project manager will be assigned to the project in the planning phase to ensure that they are familiar with the home, the homeowner, the project, and the details of the project. The project manager, the selection coordinator, and the remodeling consultant will manage the details of the project with the project manager being the onsite manager daily. The project manager will be the primary contact during construction of the project.