If you have been thinking about remodeling your home, but concerns about time, money and sanity are holding you back, you may change your mind when you understand the design/build approach to home remodeling that S.W. Scheipeter Construction utilizes. Design/build home remodeling is an integrated process combining the 5 most important facets of a successful home remodeling project: innovative design, material selections, experienced craftsmanship, constructive coordination and budget considerations. More and more homeowners are choosing design/build contractors because they streamline the remodeling process and empower the homeowner.
Often times, homeowners unknowingly choose the alternative “design-bid-build” approach which can prove to be an expensive, time-consuming headache. The design team fails to stay in line with construction costs, opportunities for the need to re-design increase, thus increasing the expense, and disputes between the competing parties involved can lead to the demise of the project all together.
With the design/build approach, design and construction services are contracted by a single entity in which there is one point of contact overseeing the entire remodeling project. Rather than procuring a designer, engineer, architect, and contractor separately, S.W. Scheipeter Construction quarterbacks the entire process and is responsible for bringing all components into play and unifying a team; this reduces the stress on the homeowner. The design/build approach puts the burden of performance on one company, minimizes the risks, reduces costs and synchronizes the schedule by coordinating design and construction.
In any major home remodel, staying on budget and on schedule can be a challenge. The design/build approach not only controls costs, but it also limits surprises and coordinates timing. The process starts by discussing the goals of the project and the budget parameters. Leading to the design phase where conceptual plans are developed. The client is able to view realistic color renderings of the newly designed space and how they blend into the rest of the home. Clients can see room layouts, surface materials, location of built-in elements and furniture pieces in the remodeled space. Once the design phase is completed, but before construction begins, the client is given a construction package that includes project specifications, material selections, cabinetry drawings, on-site mechanical specifications, budget controls and trade-contractor coordination with a guaranteed cost of construction. Construction begins and culminates in a homeowner’s dream living space!
We service many neighborhoods in the St. Louis metropolitan area including but not limited to: Ballwin, Chesterfield, Clayton, Creve Coeur, Frontenac, Kirkwood, Ladue, Oakville, Olivette, Sunset Hills, Town & Country, University City, and Webster Groves.