Remodeling your home is stressful. On top of scheduling what feels like a zillion workers and trying to tell the difference between flooring samples that look exactly the same, you’ve got to live in the mess, without whatever space it is that you’re remodeling. Some days, it’s totally overwhelming.
There’s a better way to get the home of your dreams: use a design-build firm instead of your traditional remodeler. ‘Design-Build’ is a term for a company, like Cook + Cline Design & Build Co., that works with you throughout the process of your remodel and acts as your designer, builder, and project manager all rolled into one.
Still a Little Confused? We’ll Explain.
Let’s say you’re remodeling your kitchen. If you want more space, you’ve got to find a contractor to knock down the walls you want to get rid of, then find a painter to come refinish your new room. When you’re looking at a new sink, you’ve got to find and order the one you like, and then coordinate with a plumber to come take the old one out and put your new sink in. If you want more utility in your kitchen, you’ve got to find and hire an electrician to add some outlets, after you figure out where it is you want those outlets. Every detail is up to you to budget, select, and coordinate.
Oh, and don’t forget you’re probably still going to work during this process, and trying to live a normal life without your kitchen. Sounds fun right?
Hiring a design-build firm means you don’t have to make those scary decisions alone. You don’t have to find the ‘right’ flooring, or know the specific name of that style of sink you found on Pinterest or how much it costs. We’re like a friend helping you through the process, instead of salesperson following a script.
Design-Build Firms Make Design a Little Less Scary
Steve and I can’t speak for every firm, but at Cook + Cline, we want to take the fear out of remodeling. We start by figuring out what you want out of the space, then we talk about the best way to get it. Because Steve and I are always elbow deep in paint chips and new trends, we can work outside the confines of a catalog. You need to know what you want - not where to find it, or how it’s installed. That’s why it works to have a designer and a builder (hence the name, Design & Build) working together - I get the vision, the ‘what’ and the ‘why,’ while Steve knows the ‘how.’
Just like with anything else, having a clear plan means lower costs for you. We want to help you determine how to spend your money in the best way possible to maximize your budget. We know where you can get away with spending less without endangering your home or ending up with a cheap-looking end product, and we know where to find the good stuff at the best prices.
There are a million little reasons a design-build firm is the right choice for a remodel, but it all comes down to one main question: “How can I make this easier and still get what I want?” At Cook + Cline, we’re in the business of making remodeling as painless as possible.
You’ve got a vision. Cook + Cline has everything else to make it happen. Give us a call at (913) 608-7899 or contact us to set up a consultation.