Do I Own My Remodel Design Plans?
Thorough design plans are a crucial part of nearly every good remodel. For homeowners who work with a professional designer or architect to plan their remodel, there is often some confusion about whether they own the design plans. The question of who owns the remodel designs can sometimes affect the outcome of the project and…Read More
How to Work with a Design-Build Firm to do Insurance Repair
Dealing with a home disaster can be one of the most inconvenient, frustrating experiences for a homeowner. Whether it’s a flood, fire, earthquake, or any other form of home damage, you’ll likely find yourself filing a homeowner’s insurance claim. If you choose to work with a design-build firm through your insurance company to repair your…Read More
Remodel Design Guide: Preconstruction Meeting
After an extensive design process, you signed a remodel construction contract to transform your current home into your dream home. Then, you waited several weeks for permit approval as your design-build team has been hard at work planning and scheduling every step of the remodeling process. Now, it’s almost time to begin the construction phase…Read More
Fixed-Price Vs. Cost-Plus Contract: What’s the Difference?
You’re considering a home renovation project and have started exploring different contractors to do the work. Some offer a contract with a clearly defined up-front cost based on a predetermined scope of work. Others allow you the freedom to design as you go. In this model, you pay for the contractor’s expenses plus an additional…Read More
Remodel Design Guide: Asbuilt Survey
The asbuilt survey is an important part of the remodel design process. It allows your design team to inspect your home in preparation for designing the remodel of your dreams. In order to have the most successful remodeling experience, it’s important that you and your design team are set up for success in this part…Read More
How to Choose The Best Contractor for your Portland Remodel
You plan to remodel your Portland home, but before you can begin, you have to find the best contractor for the job. Fortunately, there are plenty of remodel contractors in Portland to choose from. But with so many options, it can be a challenge to figure out which one is best for your project. Our…Read More