Let’s be honest. Design-to-construction is a real fear for homeowners. You’ve spent months, if not years, coming up with a list of features that you need or want in your new home or remodel. So, you’re at the point where all of your ducks are in a row and you now want to move forward. Where do you start? I’m a Geneva IL design-build contractor who understands more than anyone what that situation is like for you.
It’s a fantastic feeling to be reminded regularly that you made the right decision, isn’t it? When we moved our office to Geneva last quarter, we knew we were in a special place. After having talked to a few like-minded business owners recently, I can tell you that this particular Geneva IL remodeling contractor is glad to be around colleagues who also view customer service as their top priority.
As a Geneva IL home remodeling design/build firm, we are happy to announce that we’ve won a Best of Houzz 2015 award in the “design” category. Our project photos include some of the most popular images on Houzz.com, which is the leading online platform for home remodeling and design.
We are so pleased to be at home remodeling in Geneva IL! The team at Donatelli Builders, Inc. is very excited that we moved our office to this incredibly picturesque, charming and vibrant community. If you haven’t had a chance to visit Geneva, make it a point to do so soon!
Journalists and editors are often inundated with submissions of remodeling projects from designers and builders who are hoping to get their work published. In order for something to rise to the level of being coverage-worthy, it has to stand out. We’re happy to report that one of our recent remodeling projects — a Schaumburg IL kitchen remodel we completed with designers Gail Drury, CMKBD, of Glen Ellyn, IL, and Vicki Ovitt of Wheaton, IL — was recently featured in the Chicago Tribune.
In my blog post last week on August 4, 2014, I discussed how to identify a high-quality house wrap for your home because it truly is the last line of defense against moisture problems within the outside walls of your home. In this blog, I want to take the topic of a wall assembly to another level and specifically discuss the importance of keeping a wall dry and free of moisture buildup. To accomplish this, I will I will talk about using a technique known today as a rainscreen. I will also do my best to stress the importance of why Barrington IL remodeling contractors should implement this conception a remodeling or new home construction project.
I field several questions from clients about the difference between architects and interior designers. When I’m in a discussion about plans to build their new custom home or renovate their existing home, this topic tends to surface to the top – and for good reason. Homeowners want to make sure their project is built or remodeled as efficiently as possible, and that means assembling the right design/build team from the very beginning.
If you’re at the point where you’ve definitely decided it’s time to start that home remodeling project this year or perhaps build a new custom home, congratulations! You’ve taken the first step toward living in a space that’s uniquely yours. Now comes the challenging part: selecting the right general contractor for the job. To some of you, the decision might be easy based on a past experience with one or a referral from a friend/family member. If you haven’t delved into this arena, I’d like to present you with a list of 15 interview questions you should ask a general contractor before hiring him.