Design Build Process

Design Build Contractors In Chicago

The core element of our success is our commitment to understanding the design-build process and customizing the process for each client. We work hard to make sure the project works for the space, for the client, and for the way you move and live in your home. Here’s an overview of our process and what you can expect by partnering with Areté Renovators in Chicago.

Complimentary Design Consultation – The first step in any home design project is to schedule a complimentary consultation. The objective of our one-hour complimentary design consultation is to introduce the client to our Chicago design team and get a better understanding of your design concept and goals so that we may prepare a customized and accurate cost estimate to cover applicable design fees and finish materials. You can expect the following during this meeting:

  • We will ask you to share your vision, goals, pain points, and budget.
  • We will educate you on the products and finish materials available through our showroom and supplier partnerships.
  • We will explain how our showroom functions, provide full-service design and material management, and what to expect for the next steps beyond the consultation.
  • We will review different design packages and estimated budgets that best fit your project needs and goals.
  • We will provide a presentation package, and all required information to start your project.

Design Process – Our design services are unique and customizable to match the client’s needs and remodeling goals. Based on the approved design proposal and scope of work, our design services typically consist of two parts: 1) drawings and 2) design and material selection.

Drawings can range from basic CAD to 3D renderings dependent on the client’s needs. The process to create the drawings includes onsite measurements, creating of the existing layout, creation of new layout, and any required revisions.

We will visit the project site to measure, photograph, and document the relevant existing conditions to create drawings of existing conditions and new layout. During the design development stage, our design team will ask the client to share all design inspiration and photos they have saved of design and material selections they like.

Our design team will continue to ask questions to narrow down product selections and fine-tune your vision to create a mood board for your space. The mood board may include product recommendations, inspiration photos, proposed color palettes, and ideas.

Design and material selections will be done in partnership with our design team to create a detailed list of materials needed, proposed material selections/options, and project budget. We source all materials (appliances, lighting, mirrors, cabinetry, vanity, wallpaper, paint, etc.) needed to complete your space. If we don’t have a sample in-house, we will work with our trade partners and suppliers to request a sample before a final selection is made.

Getting To Work – The final step is implementing your vision. Your dedicated project coordinator and design team will work in conjunction to handle all aspects of the material delivery and construction process.

  • Scheduling – From demo to plumbing and electrical, framing, drywall, fixture installation, tile, cabinetry, and finishes we make sure the right tasks get done by the right people in the right order to make your project run as efficiently as possible.
  • Logistics – Along with project scheduling there is material delivery. We prepare an accurate log of material lead time and coordinate with your project manager to ensure material arrives at the job site when it is needed and ready to install. In addition to the delivery, we also inspect all material to ensure it has arrived as ordered, undamaged, and without missing pieces.
  • Safety – keeping a construction site safe is a top priority. We never cut corners when it comes to protecting our team and your home from any injury or damage. This includes the protection of common areas such as stairwells, hallways, and elevators.
  • Communication – While communication doesn’t change the finished project, we find that it makes our clients feel more comfortable knowing how the work is progressing, especially for our long-distance clients. We will keep you up to date on everything that is happening with daily progress updates and photos.

Areté Renovators is a comprehensive construction service provider for design-build services in the Chicago area. Our design build process is devised to give our clients the greatest value by way of project efficiency, reduced unforeseen costs, a high level of service, and unsurpassed quality.

Our design build services are customizable to the client’s needs and vary from residential construction to new development. Keeping your full project under one umbrella allows for one point of contact from start to finish and optimal project management by our team allowing the client to relax, sit back and watch their vision come to fruition. Contact us today at 773.683.3033 to discuss your unique project with a seasoned professional.


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