Don’t worry if it is your first time remodeling, you don’t need to reinvent the wheel! After more than 10 years in home remodeling, Alyssa Christie, a Design Consultant at Christie’s Design/Build Remodel, has all the tips and tricks to put your best foot forward in your next remodeling project. Before you even think about feeling overwhelmed or underprepared, there are processes in place at Christie’s. We like to call it The Christie’s Way!
“We call my dad (Christie’s Complete Owner, Steve Christie) the ‘House Whisperer.’ He can practically put his ear to a wall and know how a project is going to go,” Alyssa said. Which makes sense when you learn that her father not only founded Christie’s Design/Build Remodeling but grew up with a family that also remodeled homes. With Alyssa on his staff, the Christie family offers three generations worth of knowledge in expert-level home remodeling. They live and breathe this work, and they are darn good at it too! “The Christie’s Way” was created by a highly-skilled, close-knit crew and we want to share our method for the best remodeling experience possible.
- Mini Consult: A 15-minute consultation happens first. During this call, Alyssa, or another designer on Christie’s team, will field your questions, concerns, and thoughts for your remodel. The consultant you speak with will try to understand what matters most in this project. Not only what you are imagining for your successful remodel, but the contractor(s) you trust enough to work with through a whole remodel. We want to get a sense of if we are good fits for one another.
- Initial Consultation: If we are ready for the next step, we will schedule an hour-long, more in-depth consultation. Getting to know clients is what Alyssa loves best. She will focus the second meeting on discovery — style, durability, design — what is your vision? We want to see it as you envision it. At Christie’s, understanding your expectations matters because we know that your home is your sanctuary. We accomplish that by interpreting your concepts, sourcing materials and supplies, providing subcontractors, and finishing the job within the agreed-upon timeframe. When it comes to a new project we consider things like ROI (Return On Investment), overall design, and the long-term durability of the finished product. When you work with us you are guaranteed professional level service and high-quality work that we stand behind 100% with a 5-year warranty. Next, we can break into step 3!
- Planning and Pre-Construction: Now is when we come to an agreement that Christie’s is your number one choice for this remodel. We start really bringing your vision to life in step 3! Alyssa works her design magic; think of her as a sort of dream-home interpreter. It’s important that she knows how you want to feel post-remodel, and pre-construction is the perfect time to mention your biggest concerns about the project results.
Those concerns will be put to rest as we guide you through quality product selections, do our homework for engineering requirements, necessary city permits, and come up with the final buildout proposal. There is comfort in knowing that you work with experts.
Once a final design is agreed upon and approved by the client, measurements must be recorded, subcontractors contracted, 3D renderings rendered, and samples secured. Furniture might need to be moved or removed and areas of the home closed off to minimize dust. Finally, construction begins!
4. Construction: The moment that everyone has been waiting for! Tiles are laid, the cabinets installed, and that dreadful lighting fixture has been replaced. This part can get messy but the end is in sight and your design takes shape before your eyes. Hooray for new, shiny things that you’ve been waiting for! It is time to enjoy the benefits of your trust in The Christie’s Way.
That all sounds like a big investment of time and trust, and it is! The occasional Do-It-Yourself project might not need professional help. But if you’re thinking about touching plumbing, electrical, or removing installed or built-in furniture, think again! We believe it is best to contact a professional team like Christie’s for projects involving anything complicated. For example, some people want to DIY a shower installation. Sounds doable, right? Non-experts do not always realize there’s more involved than picking out a beautiful shower head or an exquisite tile pattern. That job could require tub and tile removal, plumbing, and a whole lot more! There is a reason homeowners seek out professionals. We have the experience and skills to remodel your home. We also work with certified subcontractors who will negotiate prices with suppliers, which, in turn, gets you better pricing on the best products!
As you can see, even a remodel that sounds simple at the surface can be complicated. We are available with a full range of specialties and talents as a team here at Christie’s Design/Build Remodeling. Our team considers every aspect of your project. If you are curious about the amazing results of our work, click here! Our homeowners work closely with our professional team of architects and designers to create an intentional and well-planned renovation with your needs, wants, and budget in mind. Are you ready to get your transformation underway? Our team is ready and willing to help you find all of those answers to any burning questions you might have about the remodeling process. Give us a call or contact us today – 303.833.4715
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