Renovating your home sounds fun and exciting, as you get to create a space that will best accommodate your needs and lifestyle. Most of us get inspiration from home renovation shows and pull ideas and pictures from Pinterest and magazines. But then what?
Then comes the hard part: how will you recreate what you see? Researching contractors can take weeks, months, or even years to find one who you feel confident will deliver the results you’re looking to achieve. Homeowners often forget that not only do you have to consider design but also the structure of your home. Some of your ideas may not be suitable due to the architecture of your house. It’s important to find the right contractor to do the job within your budget, and one who won’t blindside you with hidden fees for unforeseen structural issues.
That’s why it’s also a good idea to contract with an architect who not only knows what will look great, but who can also study the floor plans of your home. A professional architect knows the ins and outs of housing codes, and they’ll inform you in advance of any things that can’t be done, while drafting ideas of what can be done.
So, what’s the difference and why do you need both an architect and a contractor? An architect is someone who designs and supervises construction, while a contractor provides the labor services and conducts the actual construction. Nowadays, very few companies such as Coalescent Design & Development Group (CDG) provide both design/build services. CDG Construction provides remodeling and repair services with a licensed architect and contractor. Their residential services include custom homes and major renovations, one story remodels and two-story additions, water and fire damage repair and rebuild, concrete driveways, walkways and pavers, and much more.
They’re experienced in custom homes, residential remodels, major renovations, and water and fire damage rebuilds and repairs. CDG perform their own window and door installations, as well as install crown molding, door casing, baseboard, and interior doors.
Having a construction/architect group assist you every step of the way when remodeling or renovating your home will help you achieve the home of your dreams in a legal and professional manner. They’ll start by designing and budgeting your ideas within the architectural structure of your home. Once you’re satisfied with the design outline and budget, construction will begin, with the architect involved from start to finish.
CDG is fully bonded, licensed, and insured, which will give you peace of mind knowing you’ve hired an experienced professional.
Brittanie Gutierrez is a freelance writer