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Ask the Remodeler

We get a lot of remodeling questions and felt it would be helpful and interesting to create a segment in this magazine “Ask the Remodeler”. You can submit your remodeling and home repair questions to:

One of the most common questions we get asked is: “How do I start my remodel?”

This is a topic we cover in more depth at our monthly remodeling seminars. You can register by visiting our site using the QR code in our ad located on page 5..

Planning is the first step to any successful remodeling project. There is a famous saying – “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail”. You have 3 choices of teams you can work with: a designer, an architect or a design build team.

Designers: not all designers offer the same skills. Some can do drawings and help with product selections, some just do product selections or drawings, some can present you with 3D renderings to help you visualize your new space in more detail. Budget to a design.

Architects: very skilled designers, sometimes do not offer 3D or product selection services. Budget to a design.

Design Build Team: a team of professionals managed by one responsible party. Design to a budget. Some offer 3D design.

What sets the design build team apart from either a designer or an architect is the concept of designing to a budget. Having the construction experience of a design build team provides the expertise required to accurately estimate construction costs during the design process.

Avoid creating a project you love only to find out it is too expensive to build by considering the design build approach.

We look forward to answering your questions. Happy Remodeling!

By Gordon Reese, Gordon Reese Design Build, Resident since 2008

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Design, Build, and Remodeling
Gordon Reese
Gordon Reese Design Build

With over 35 years in business, our National Award-Winning Design Build firm has abundant experience with creating your dream spaces as your friend in the remodeling business! We design and remodel kitchens, baths, whole houses, and additions; from concept through completion, our highly skilled team of professionals are knowledgeable when it comes to transforming your living space. Great ideas, communication, and execution distinguish our process with award-winning results!

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