There’s an old saying that everyone wants to build their own house — except those who already have. While homeowners enjoy the final result of building the house of their dreams, the road to get there can be challenging and frustrating. This is why so many people turn to design build construction to simplify the process. Here are a few things you can expect.
One of the big problems with traditional building techniques is that a homeowner must hire two main contractors: the builder and the architect. This is time-consuming and so is attempting to play liaison between the two professionals. For design build, the client hires just one firm that takes care of both functions in-house. This reduces costs in time and money, while simplifying the process.
More Accurate Estimates
Architects and builders often have different plans in mind for executing the same project. An architect may have their own materials in mind, whereas a builder can reduce cost by switching some materials out. For example, a builder may opt for quartz instead of granite countertops or acrylic instead of glass panels. This can create wide variations in prices. When architects and builders work together, they can provide one final number that is more accurate.
Reduced Need for Client Involvement
This is as close as you can get to a set-it-and-forget-it custom build option. As a client, you won’t need to get involved as much as if you were acting as the liaison between the builder and architect or mediating their conflicting ideas of execution. Cutting down on back and forth helps to keep the project moving forward, so it is delivered on time and on budget with few or no detours from the original plan.
Building a home from the ground up is a challenging but rewarding experience. The more prepared you are to handle the most common issues that may arise with a design build, the better off you will be.