Design-Build: The Better Choice, Now More Than Ever

In a previous blog post, we highlighted all the benefits of hiring a Fort Worth design-build company like Designs for Living instead of separate contractors and tradespeople. Easier and more effective communication, beneficial relationships with suppliers, and lower costs all make the design-build route an easy choice. 

The pandemic has made the benefits of design-build even more apparent.  Let’s look at the three obstacles all remodeling companies and homeowners are facing and how a design-build firm can help overcome them. 

Obstacle 1: Labor Shortages

Construction companies all over are busier than ever. There is currently a high demand for remodeling projects and not enough professionals to cover the work. Some contractors leave homeowners feeling left in the dark, with unanswered phone calls and unfinished work. Other tradespeople might resort to hiring subpar subcontractors just to get the job done.

How We Can Help:

Design-Build firms are coordinated teams of professionals. Between our designers, architects, builders, and secured go-to tradespeople, you’ll never have to worry about contacting or organizing the many different professionals you need to complete your project. Our teams are already vetted, tested, established, and ready to get to work.

Obstacle 2: Delays on Appliances and Materials

Some appliances, materials, and fixtures are hard to come by due to breaks in supply chains. Homeowners needing a new refrigerator, cabinets, or even lighting are finding they need to wait months.

How We Can Help:

Design-build firms have established relationships with suppliers, and our bulk ordering makes us top priority. We’re much more likely to get that hard-to-find fixture or feature you need to complete your kitchen before an independent contractor. 

Obstacle 3: Rising Costs

Everything seems to cost more these days, especially building materials like lumber. Homeowners are spending more on their remodeling projects than expected. 

How We Can Help:

This is another way homeowners benefit from the relationships we have with vendors and suppliers. Because of these relationships, we’re able to negotiate on your behalf.  Additionally, our prices are fixed from the beginning, so there are no surprises on how much you’ll spend.  

In these times, it’s more important than ever to have professionals on your side to help you accomplish your goals. When it comes to remodeling your Fort Worth home, hiring a design-build firm like Designs for Living is the better option. Contact us to get started on your next project!

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