Why Design-Build Methods Work

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Why Design-Build Methods Work

There are many ways to go about getting a home project done, but we believe wholeheartedly that the design-build method is best. The factors that play into a home project are numerous and change and evolve over the course of the project—budgeting, scheduling, labor management, and permitting are just a few of the items you will have to consider if you choose to manage a home project on your own. A design-build approach alleviates the stress by handling all aspects of the project to ensure the best outcome without all of the stress that usually accompanies a home project.


The design-build approach handles everything from start to finish and offers one point of contact for everything from big-picture decisions to scheduling. And hiring manpower. Our method adheres to structured methodology in the way that it goes about doing projects so that everything is done in order. Other approaches often lack continuity and important aspects of the project fall through the cracks.


Because the design and build portions of the home project are performed by the same firm, it is totally accountable for the final results. When hiring out a home project piece by piece, many times issues are passed off and the homeowner is left with an unsatisfactory result and no option for recourse. Because a design-build firm has to take responsibility for the project start to finish, this is no longer an issue. For this reason, a design-build firm stays in constant contact with the client to ensure satisfaction throughout the course of the project.


Consistency is one of the strongest arguments for the design-build method. You can expect the same level of professionalism, value, and work quality in all aspects of your home project. The design-build method offers the guarantee that the whole of your home project will be held to the same high standard.  The consistency you will experience during the planning and execution of the home project will undoubtedly be reflected in the finished result.


The design-build approach offers efficiency in both time and cost management. Scheduling is made simple because one person (who is an expert on the flow of the home project) is responsible for getting things done in a timely manner. Similarly, the project manager is also constantly keeping track of the budget to ensure nothing is overlooked that may cause an unexpected spike in cost.


Teamwork makes all the difference when it comes to bringing together the perfect home project. When the architectural designer, interior designers, builder, and homeowner work together, the best ideas come together to make dreams come true.

The culmination of years of experience and hundreds of successful home projects have contributed to the signature Marks-Woods strategic design-build approach. A design-build approach alleviates the stress by handling all aspects of the project to ensure the best outcome without all of the stress that usually accompanies a home project. 

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