Remodeling the whole home, or multiple rooms in a home, requires a ton of coordination, organization, and attention to detail. That’s why process is key in getting that perfect end result. The FBC Remodel process ensures no step or detail gets glossed over or missed. FBC takes the stress of remodeling off of the homeowner, so all you have to do is get excited to live in your new forever home!
A Design-builD process like no other
Remodeling your entire home can seem like a daunting task, but using a design-build firm like FBC Remodel allows you to bring your dream design to life without the stress of managing your project.
FBC’s award-winning architectural designers go above and beyond the technical aspects of remodeling, and take the time to get to know you, your family, your lifestyle, and your goals for your home remodel.
Our proven design and construction process is what makes us different from a general contractor or interior designer. We work in partnership with you to bring your design to life, and we don’t charge a dime until you approve your design. You’ll never have to worry about unforeseen costs coming up during construction, and we’ll manage your remodel project every step of the way.
REMODELING WITH TRANSPARENCY
Collaboration and communication are key in any successful whole home remodel. With FBC Remodel, you can feel confident that you’ll always be in the know. During your whole home construction, you’ll have daily communication from your dedicated project manager as to who is working in your home that day and the progress of your remodel.
FBC’S WHOLE HOME REMODELING PROCESS
OUR DESIGN-BUILD BASEMENT PROCESS:
Get in touch with us to speak with our Design Coordinator about your project! In this call, you’ll learn more about FBC Remodel, get any initial questions answered, get matched with an expert architectural designer, and schedule your design consultation
Our complimentary design consultation is where you’ll meet your designer for the first time! In this meeting, your designer will either come to your home or meet virtually to learn more about your space. They’ll ask what is currently working and not working in your home, your dreams and desires for the space, and how this new design can bring joy to your everyday life. From there, you decide whether or not you’d like to move forward with the design process.
If you choose to move forward with our design process, your designer will come to your home and measure out the space to create an “as-built” drawing. In some cases, the measure can happen in the same meeting as your design consult. Over the next week or two, your designer will create two 3D renderings of your completed design to present in your next meeting!
This is where collaboration and creativity come into play! Our exciting ideas meeting allows you to see two completed designs in a 3D rendering. Typically, one design will be, verbatim, what you are looking for. The second rendering will be a creative take on the original design, where your designer will use space planning and elements you may not have thought of to give a different perspective of how your plan could lay out. From there, you edit, mix, and match to create the one perfect design you’d like to move forward with. If you’re happy with the design and would like to move forward to our final plan review and pricing, you’ll put down a $2,000 deposit.
It’s time to select the materials for your space! In this meeting, you and your designer will meet at a design center, where you’ll choose the perfect materials, colors, and style to complete the look and feel of your home remodel.
Now, it’s time to meet your project manager! Your PM will be your point of contact throughout construction, and will manage your production schedule as well as all of the trades working in your home. In this meeting, your PM will walk the areas you’re remodeling to jot down anything of note for the construction team. They’ll also look to get ahead of any potential challenges that may affect the timeline of your project so that we can give you the most accurate schedule for your remodel.
This meeting is where you’ll finalize your plan and pricing. In the plan review, your designer will review every detail of the final construction drawings and present an itemized list of costs for the entirety of your project (from design through material costs and construction). If you choose to move forward on building out the design, we’ll collect the final half of your deposit as well as a 50% payment towards your cabinet cost.
It’s finally time to bring your new home to life! Construction of your space will take between 7 and 16 weeks, depending upon the scope, size, and complexity of your design. You will receive a detailed construction calendar and weekly updates throughout the project via the Buildertrend mobile app, and your project manager will handle everything else (scheduling, material needs, trades) on your behalf. If you have any questions or concerns throughout this stage, your PM will either be on-site or a quick phone call away.
Customer service and building joy are why we do what we do. The FBC process seeks to take the stress of remodeling off of the homeowner so that every client can fully enjoy the fun, creative, and exciting parts of design!
What sets us apart from many other remodeling partners is our commitment to providing you with one final price before you begin construction. Our process helps us to get in front of any challenges or special needs prior to construction, but even if an unforeseen issue pops up, you will not be charged with additional costs once we put your design into production.