Artisan Custom Homes not only specializes in new construction, but we also excel in remodels and renovations. The core process of renovations embodies that of our new construction process. When pursuing a renovation, our clients have access to a knowledgeable team who will guide you in completing the updates to your home. This team includes your primary contact, the project manager; along with our design coordinator, construction manager, and administration team.
In the remodel and renovation estimating process, we develop the entire, detailed, scope of work first, and then we are able to accurately price the project as a whole. By studying previous project data there are many known costs to a project, however, there are often customer-driven selections that will affect the overall price. We call these selections 'allowances', and these prices are broken out in each estimate. In our preliminary estimate, we put much effort into providing realistic allowances to ensure our estimated cost of work is not far off from the final Agreement price.
Once an agreed upon preliminary estimate is reached, we can move to Phase two of the estimating process. Depending on the size of your project, phase two could require a substantial amount of work on our part to get an accurate, all-in, Agreement price; This work could include: architectural drawings, an engineer to specify structural requirements, tradesmen meeting us on-site to provide bids, hours spent with our in-house designer to aid you in selections (countertops, lighting/plumbing fixtures, tile, floor coverings, cabinetry selections, etc.), and more.
If Phase two requires any of the above, we will then ask that a signed Letter of Intent and deposit be entered into in order for us to assemble our team. This deposit will then be applied toward the overall Agreement price. In the event that a remodel or renovation is a like-for-like swap with no architectural drawings necessary and no structural modifications, our design coordinator will work closely with you to develop accurate allowances and draw up a Construction Agreement!