Remodeling? What to consider before your start:
When considering a remodel or addition, you have a choice of hiring a design-build firm or pursuing an architect/bid process. The latter typically includes hiring an architect to design your remodel and then subsequently soliciting bids from various construction companies to build your project. A design-build approach brings your team together at the beginning of the remodeling project and works within a mutually accepted design and budget. This process will minimize the risks, enhance communication, shorten the schedule, and eliminate many issues that can arise during the project.
Conventional wisdom says you should obtain multiple bids for your project. Beware — bids can be misleading. A bid that has not been based on plans and specifications is an open liability for you and the proposed costs can increase as you begin your project and clarify your desires. Our recommendation is to interview a few design-build firms and choose one you trust. You should be aiming for the contractor that provides you with the best value for your needs. After all, remodeling is more of a service than a product, and in a bid situation, service is often sacrificed as a means of attempting to reduce the proposed cost.
Design-build is a method of project delivery in which one entity — the design-build team — works under a single contract with the project owner to provide design and construction services. As a full service residential design-build remodeling firm, Blackline Renovations takes the separate tasks of budgeting, designing, and construction and delivers them in one streamlined package. This fundamental aspect saves money and time by transforming the relationship between designers and builders into an alliance, which fosters collaboration and teamwork.
What do you get when you hire a Design-Build renovation firm?
The beauty of working with a design-build renovation firm is that your design can be tailored from the beginning to keep the construction costs within your budget. By fully completing the design before construction begins, all important decisions and material selections are finalized early so your remodel will run more smoothly. You will be given a detailed construction schedule when the contract is signed and the construction phase of your project will be ready to begin whenever your design is complete.
What makes Blackline Renovations different from other renovation companies in the Dallas area?
Our exceptional customer service sets us apart from other remodeling firms. Constant communication with clients keeps small issues from escalating and allows us to be flexible as the project unfolds. Full-time supervision of your project and communication throughout the process make all the difference. Every job is managed through our integrated accounting, project management and scheduling software to ensure your remodel runs smoothly. Pre-construction and weekly meetings keep you fully informed and keep the schedule and cost on track. All correspondence is presented to you in writing, including the schedule. We provide a seamless, start-to-finish remodeling platform with one point of contact, one responsible party. As a result, your risk, time and effort are minimized. We take pride in our work and all project spaces are kept “broom clean” until the final white glove inspection upon the project’s completion.
Financial Peace of Mind
There are no hidden costs when working with Blackline Renovations. Our contracts are all lump-sum so your cost does not change from the quoted amount unless you make changes or a previously hidden condition arises. Additionally, if you hire us for the design, we will cover the costs of any design deficiencies. You can rest easy knowing that we are fully insured with a $2 million general liability policy. Further, we provide a one-year material and labor warranty, a two-year mechanical, electrical, and plumbing warranty, and a ten-year major structural warranty.
Clients for life
At Blackline Renovations, we pride ourselves on our service, quality of construction and communication. More than 90% of our business comes from referrals and repeat clients. Of clients surveyed, 100% say they would use us again. We are dedicated to ensuring your utmost satisfaction. We don’t just build exceptional projects; we build lasting relationships based on a firm foundation of trust and respect. Your biggest and most important decision will be choosing the right home remodeler. Trust Blackline Renovations to take care of your remodeling and construction needs.