Choosing the Right Contractor
Preparing for a luxury renovation can be a daunting task. One way to make your life easier before, during, and after a high end renovation is by selecting a design-build firm for your project.
A design-build firm is a boutique contracting firm with a team of contractors, project managers, and interior designers on staff. When it comes to luxury remodels, having a team like this, all working towards the same goal, will help you realize your vision in the most successful way. Choosing the right design-build firm team means less commitment from your schedule, a clearer vision for your design project, and a smoother construction process from start to finish.
Here’s our advice on 5 steps in choosing the right contractor for your luxury renovation.
- Ask Friends for Recommendations
If you know someone who has just completed a luxury renovation on their home or second home, ask them for a contractor recommendation. PRD Custom Homes & Interiors receives most of our business from referrals, which is why we are so dedicated to client satisfaction.
Asking your friend for a contractor recommendation will help you vet a contractor in your area who you know has done a good job on another project.
- Check Out Builders’ Portfolios
When looking for a contractor for your luxury renovation, it is important to research online. Go beyond a simple google search (although it is important to check reviews) and dive into their interior design portfolio to make sure their projects align with the level of customization and quality you’re looking for.
At PRD Custom Homes & Interiors, we always refresh our social media pages and our portfolio with the latest custom home projects we’ve completed. We love to keep everyone posted with our design project progress on Instagram and Facebook.
- Complete their Contact Form
Getting started with a luxury renovation can take some time, so it is important to reach out to a design-build firm as soon as you are done researching them. These businesses are often buzzing with busy designers, contractors, and other team members. So, if their website has a contact form, start there! That will provide the team with a good base for your first conversation and help identify quickly whether they’re a good fit for you and your project.
When you Get In Touch with PRD using our online contact form, that generates an email that goes right to Katelyn and Kyle’s inboxes. You’ll typically receive a phone call from one of them within a few business days to discuss your project!
- Prepare for your Discovery Call
After submitting a form to your design-build firm, you will usually receive a call from them to discuss your project. It’s important that you’re ready for that call with questions about their process. If you don’t know where to start, that’s okay too! A good contractor will help walk you through the process of helping you realize your vision for your luxury renovation.
When you fill out PRD’s contact form, you’ll receive a phone call from one of our owners, Katelyn or Kyle. They’ll ask you about your goals for the project, whether you have an ideal timeline, and your planned investment. It’s important to be honest about your timeline and budget needs so that we can determine whether we’re a good fit for you and your project. We’ll discuss our process with you, and talk about next steps.
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- Schedule an Onsite Consultation with your Design-Build Team
Once you identify potential contractors or interior designers for your luxury renovation, it is important to meet with them in person.
We always recommend scheduling the first in-person project consultation at your home or on the jobsite. This will not only allow the team to see the project, but also give us a chance to check out your style and how you live in your space. But more importantly, this is the time you’ll have to see how you jive with the team. Remember: Home renovations are long term projects and you’ll want to develop a good relationship with your interior design and construction team as they’ll be in your home every day.
PRD Tip: Be sure to take your time choosing the right team and meet with multiple firms!
PRD Custom Homes & Interiors offers a complimentary consultation meeting to qualifying clients so that we can get to know each other and see if we might be a good match for your upcoming project. We love seeing your spaces and meeting your family (four-legged friends as well!) and will keep the first meeting pretty casual. You can expect our consultations to last about an hour while we talk about your ideas, make some suggestions for your space, and sometimes even take measurements and photos for later reference.
Communication is the key to a successful luxury renovation!
Communication is everything in the construction world. Look for a contractor who communicates clearly, and is transparent about what you can expect from them.
PRD Custom Homes & Interiors has fine-tuned our communication process with our remote clients over the years, and brings a high level of attention to detail to every project.
If you are ready to set up a consultation with us, Get in Touch!