January 23, 2018

Four Things To Know About Kitchen Design-Build

Sawhill Custom Kitchen and Design

Planning on remodeling your home or building a new home? Here are some important things to know about the design-build process, both in general and regarding your kitchen specifically.

What is Design-Build? This is a method of delivery for a project wherein one company provides and manages both the design and construction services for the homeowner. This creates a more unified workflow, from planning to construction. Benefits include faster delivery, smoother process, better value and better communication

Streamlining project delivery between the owner and the design-build team under a single lead transforms the relationship between designers and builders into an alliance that fosters collaboration and teamwork. United from the onset of the project, an integrated team readily works to successfully complete a project faster, more cost effectively, and with optimized project quality.

Design-build doesn’t have to be inflexible.  Don’t be railroaded by a contractor or builder into thinking there can only be design-build arrangement. Find a company that is willing to be ‘flexible’ in how they work with you in the interest of best meeting your needs and goals.  In fact, an open communication with your design build company is one of the single most critical factors to a successful project.  Here at Sawhill Custom Kitchens & Design, we frequently have clients come to us with many different desired arrangements.   Some want us to take care of everything (design-build or design-bid-build), some just want design services, some are already working with an architect or designer but need a kitchen specialist and a cabinet supplier.  Whatever the situation, we work with our clients to make sure they are informed about their options, the advantages and disadvantages of each choice and how we can help.

Working with a kitchen designer will result in a better kitchen.  Tempting though it may be to rely on the home builder or architect to design your kitchen, you won’t get the same results as working with a kitchen designer.  Want a kitchen you will love, rather than just like? Kitchen designers have gone through extensive training and specialize in kitchen design.  A kitchen designer will look at the kitchen as a whole in addition to details like storage, traffic flow, your family’s lifestyle and cooking, entertaining preferences to develop a kitchen design custom tailored to you and your home. And, because kitchen designers are familiar with every option available, they are likely to save you money in terms of materials.

Design-build happens at all times of the year.  To all the Minnesotans out there, just because it’s winter, don’t think you need to wait for summer to start a design-build project.  Don’t let a little snow stop you! We’re hearty Minnesotans after all, and with some planning, construction can happen in the winter.  In fact, it’s ideally a better time to tackle a project with it being a slower time of year.

Contact us to discuss your project.  As a premier provider of kitchen and bath design, custom cabinetry & design-build services for clients in the Twin Cities and surrounding areas, our job is to alleviate concerns, deliver beautiful and functional interiors using quality materials, and ensure your comfort during every stage of a project.  Our team of six brings a combined 100+ years of experience and we use this cumulative experience to design kitchen and bath spaces that not only look beautiful, but function beautifully as well.  With the flexibility to use our entire array of services and products, from design to project completion, we deliver stunning results that help you live more comfortably, beautifully and efficiently.  Our Sawhill Custom Kitchens & Design team is exceptionally proud of our portfolio, which includes numerous kitchen & bath design awards for outstanding design.  We love what we do and it shows!


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