When it comes to home remodeling projects, protecting your home and investment is essential. Part of that means hiring the right company to get the job done. With so many companies to choose from, that can be harder than it sounds. One thing to consider is whether you want to work with a traditional remodeling contractor or hire a design-build company.
Design-Build vs. Remodeling Contractor
So, what sets a design-build company apart from a traditional remodeling contractor? The biggest differences are the company structure and remodeling process. When you hire a remodeling contractor, you often have to hire a separate architect and designer. The contractor may also subcontract work out depending on the project.
When you hire a design-build company, you’re getting the total package: architect, interior designer, project manager, and experienced craftsmen. In short, the main players in your home remodeling project are operating within the same company. As a result, your project will be more fluid and organized.
In terms of the remodeling process, every design-build company is different. That said, one thing that tends to stay the same from one company to the next is the value placed on design. Compared to many remodeling contractors, those who specialize in design-build services tend to spend more time in the design phase.
Design-Build Companies Offer Elevated Interior Design
Design is such a crucial and valuable part of any home remodeling project. It obviously plays a role in the look and feel of your space, but there’s more to it than that. The design also influences your budget and timeline, how functional your space is, and where hidden elements are located, such as ductwork, electrical, and plumbing. For the remodeled area to look and perform its best, the design has to be on point.
There are certainly great independent interior designers out there. However, a design-build team’s designer is intimately familiar with your space and project goals. So, they understand how the design must work within your home. The collaborative nature of a design-build company means that everyone is on the same page with the design concept and what needs to happen to take it from a rendering to reality.
As a premier design-build company serving the Twin Cities area, the Excel Builders team includes an experienced, knowledgeable in-house designer. No matter the home remodeling project, you can count on our team to execute your vision. We even offer custom cabinetry, millwork, and furniture for a fully custom design. Check out some of our work below!
Kitchen Remodel in Edina, MN
The kitchen is the heart of the home, and it’s important that it meets the rigorous demands of a busy family. For this Edina homeowner, that meant creating a warm and inviting space with plenty of room for gathering, prepping and cooking meals, doing homework, and more. We helped them reimagine their kitchen with a trendy two-tone design that checks all their boxes. The project includes custom kitchen cabinetry, an oversized island with bar seating, new light fixtures, custom millwork, and more.
Bathroom Remodel in Chaska, MN
Excel Builders helped this Chaska client transform their dark and dreary master bathroom into the ultimate at-home oasis. The original design featured a walk-in shower tucked away from the rest of the bathroom, which made the space feel cramped. Instead of hiding the shower, we made it a focal point of the bathroom. By opening up the space, we were able to make use of the bathroom’s entire footprint for a brighter, more functional design.
Basement Remodel in Shorewood, MN
Having a space to gather, play, and relax in their Shorewood home was crucial for this family. Their basement provided the perfect blank canvas to accommodate their needs. The completed design includes a theater room, kitchenette, powder room, media room, and hidden playroom alcove under the stairs. We also incorporated custom millwork, cabinets and shelving, and built-ins throughout the finished basement.
Premium Design-Build Services in Minneapolis, MN & Nearby
If you’re planning a kitchen remodel, bathroom refresh, basement remodel, or another home improvement project in or around Minneapolis, be sure to give Excel Builders a call. We happily serve Minnesota homeowners throughout the Twin Cities Metro, including Chanhassen, Eden Prairie, Plymouth, Minnetonka, Edina, and nearby. Call us at (612) 306-4064 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get started!