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Finding the Right Expert for Your Dallas-Area Design/Build Home Remodeling Project

Planning a remodel? Before choosing a new layout or selecting materials, you’ll need to hire the right company for the job. Chad Hatfield, the owner of Hatfield (now Alair Homes- Plano) Builders & Remodelers, a design/build company in Plano, says this step is vital to your project success: “Remodels can change lives for the better. It’s important that you choose the right partner to help guide you.”

Though Hatfield(now Alair Homes- Plano) got his start building new homes, he was asked time and time again to renovate dated kitchens. “I finally just gave in,” he says. “I enjoyed it immensely because we were getting to know our clients so well before the construction phase. It meant taking their problems and delivering solutions.”

“You can go the traditional route by hiring an architect and a general contractor, or you can use a design/build firm. We want your remodel to be successful just as much as you do, so first and foremost, you have to hire the right kind of professional for your lifestyle.”

Hatfield (now Alair Homes- Plano) and the rest of his team are experts when it comes to helping homeowners in the Dallas, Texas area achieve the home designs of their dreams. Read on to learn about how they suggest you choose the right professional for your home remodeling project or contact Hatfield (now Alair Homes- Plano) Builders & Remodelers now to learn more!

Signs You Should Work with a Design/Build Company

If the scenarios Hatfield (now Alair Homes- Plano) presents below sound familiar, you might just benefit from working with a design/build firm on your home remodeling project.

Time Is Not on Your Side

Before you hire a professional, assess how busy you’ll be in the months ahead. “A design/build firm is a good fit if you don’t have time on a daily basis to make decisions as they arise, or if you want to make critical decisions, like material selection, upfront,” Hatfield says.

Lakewood clients wanted to renovate their dated galley kitchen, “But they were two young professionals with few minutes to spare during the workweek,” Hatfield says. “I managed their project day to day so they didn’t have to interview professionals or manage vendors. The result was this party-ready kitchen of their dreams.”

You Prefer Having a Single Contact

If you forgo a design/build firm, you’ll likely be managing an architect, a designer, and a contractor. “That means cutting different checks, calling different numbers and managing communication between all three,” Hatfield says. “Many people thrive on that level of control. For others, a project manager—a single contact—is a priority.”

Clients in Richardson wanted an open floor plan and needed someone to manage the project. “Just between the two of them, they had trouble getting on the same page,” Hatfield says. “They didn’t want to be in the middle of multiple professionals, in the crossfire of many opinions. I managed their project and delivered this light and open great room.”

You Want Remodeling Redemption

If you’ve experienced a stressful remodel in the past, perhaps you need extra guidance this time around. “Many clients have already been through trying renovations,” Hatfield says. Design/build firms earn their money through construction, not design, and “We act as partners, holding your hand through the process until it’s complete.”

North Dallas clients had hired a kitchen designer to renovate their layout but didn’t like the result. “There was going to be a huge vent hood over the island that would’ve closed off the space,” Hatfield says. “We had to start from scratch.” He walked his clients through a new, loftier design from start to finish: “In the end, they got the kitchen they wanted.”

Work with a Dallas-Area Design/Build Firm That You Can Trust

Remodeling your home isn’t a project that should be taken lightly. Every choice, from which doorknobs you want to what kind of light fixtures you’d prefer, is important when it comes to creating the home design you’ve been dreaming of! It’s important to work with a design/build firm that understands that concept—and no one understands it better than the team at Hatfield (now Alair Homes- Plano) Builders & Remodelers.

To start designing your dream home today, contact the Hatfield team online or call us at 214-281-8800 now!

THE HATFIELD (now Alair Homes- Plano) PROCESSLearn More >>
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    Initial Meetings
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    Space Measurement
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    Project Selection Meeting
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    Design Package Review
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    Initial Budget Review
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    Selection Finalization
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    Construction Agreement & Deposit
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    Pre-Construction Hand-Off Meeting
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    Start of Construction