The decision to renovate your home is difficult enough as it is because of how confusing and overwhelming it is. But where do you start once you have made up your mind to move forward? We hear these questions and concerns from clients all the time so, to make things easier, we’ve answered three of the most common questions we get and included the steps to our unique process which is much more straightforward compared to the traditional way. All this is to showcase what truly makes working with JDP Designs different.
Common Questions…and Answers:
- Who should be my first contact? Most contractors will require you to have architectural plans before they’ll even talk to you which would imply you need to reach out to an architect. The challenge here is you’re being forced to create plans without an idea of how much it’ll cost or how long it will take to build your home. Doesn’t it seem backward?
- Can architects give me an estimated cost? Experienced architects might be able to provide a VERY rough range however they’re not involved with ordering materials or assigning labor costs so you shouldn’t trust their estimate.
- So what will it cost? While architects don’t know costs, contractors CAN’T provide a definitive cost until they review the plans. Crazy right? That doesn’t seem efficient. On the other hand, we serve as a one-stop shop that can handle the design and plans that way we can provide you with an accurate cost UPFRONT and don’t need to consult an architect.
Since we’re Long Island’s only true “design and build” firm, we offer a simple three-step approach that’s designed to match your needs, dreams, and budget. We understand that it takes a team to get the job done right which is why we partner with you throughout the entire process.
1) Design and Budget
Every project comes with its challenges, which is why it’s crucial to start off on the right foot. We’ll meet with you at the beginning to understand your budget and needs. This helps us design your home and get you to a price point you’re comfortable with. We know “budget” can be a scary word…but we take pride in finding solutions to any issues that may arise.
2) Architectural Plans
Now that we have a design and budget in place we move on to creating your architectural plans. This cuts out the need for an outside architect which will save you valuable time and $. Plus, it keeps you moving toward the finished product. Nothing is better than having your builder and architect together from the start with your best interests at heart. This is truly a unique process that no other company can match.
3) Building Your Dream Home
Once plans and permits are approved, building your dream home begins. We work tirelessly to keep your project on track, on budget, and with an attention to detail that’s second to none. And throughout this entire process, you get access to our talented “design & build” team who’s with you every step of the way.
If you’re thinking of starting a renovation project for your kitchen or bath or even just have questions, we’re here for you. Providing transparency to our clients is our ultimate goal to guarantee you’re happy with the end product. Give us a call at 631.256.6355 and you won’t regret it.