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Our Design-Build Remodeling Process

Getting Started

Initial Discussion

Our initial discussion is typically a phone conversation during which we talk about your project, goals, ideas, timeline and budget objectives. Often, we are able to provide a general budget range for the project based upon our experience with similar projects. 

Why do we need to know your timeline? If you have a specific date when your project must be finished, we need to know that immediately, so we can make sure it’s possible to meet the deadline.

Why do we need to know your budget? Budget allows us to provide accurate advice. Remodeling is a complex process, and budgets are affected by many factors beyond the finishes or products you choose. If the size and scope of the project match your budget, great! If the size and scope of the project exceeds your budget, you can choose to increase your budget or we can advise what can be done within your budget. Either way, it’s about working together to find a balance, and we value providing you with useful and honest information.

In-Home Consultation

If we decide we’re a good fit for each other during the phone consultation, the next step is an in-home visit. During the in-home visit, we get to see your space and further discuss your project in terms of design and scope of work. We also gather information necessary for a preliminary budget.

Planning Your Project

Design & Planning

This is where Red House Remodeling excels. During this stage, we work closely with you to evaluate different layout and design options and select finishes that meet your goals and budget. Our team will also be working to determine construction feasibility and to finalize details of the construction plan.

Building Your Project


This stage may seem quiet to you, but a lot is happening behind the scenes. This is where we order materials, schedule deliveries, organize the labor resources of both in-house and subcontracted workers, acquire building permits, and organize all necessary communication materials to ensure smooth production. This stage concludes with an on-site meeting to review the production plan before work begins.

Production (Construction) Phase

We’ve spent a lot of time and effort on design, planning and pre-construction, and now the fun begins! On the first day, we will do a thorough walk-through of the project with the Red House Remodeling employee who has been assigned as the lead on your project. We will also review all job-related documentation, including important documents that will be displayed on site for reference throughout production. Frequent site visits by Ben and walk-throughs with you are a big part of the project’s success. This will be an exciting and challenging time for you, as you experience construction in your home, but it will be worth it!


At this stage, you’re going to enjoy having peace and quiet. However, if you have any concerns, we’re always just a phone call or email away. All of our work is backed by a two-year warranty in addition to various manufacturers’ warranties on the products used on your job. We hope you love your newly remodeled home!

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