The Normandy Design Build Process
Our ideas and designers’ vision are what set Normandy Design Build Remodeling apart. There’s no shortage of contractors in Chicagoland who can help you on a purely tactical level with the construction of your home remodeling.
However, when you’re looking for more than just a builder, that’s where Normandy Remodeling shines. Our designers are hands on and collaborative, working with you to share their vision for your home, while ensuring you are involved every step of the way. The process is highly personal and focused on your individual needs and goals. That’s why you meet with your dedicated designer at the outset of the process before any design has begun.
Your project begins with a free, in-home design consultation to discuss your ideas and explore your options. Normandy Remodeling designers are experts in helping you define your vision and realize your goals. At your first meeting, your designer will ask questions and listen intently to understand your home, your family, and the way you want to live. Together you’ll discuss your wish list and tour the areas in your home you are looking to renovate.
2 Conceptual Designs
You may meet with your designer several times during the early stage of the planning process as we begin to fine-tune the scope of your project. We will prepare detailed floor plans and elevations for your review and approval. Cost projections are provided, budgets are established, and financing options are explored at this phase of the process. Concepts that started out as vague ideas are filling in with detail.
3 Selections at Design Studios
Choosing the right materials can feel overwhelming, but less so when you’re guided through the myriad of options by your Normandy designer. Our Design Studios bring thousands of selections together under one roof, making it easy to play around with ideas and concepts to find the right fit for your style, and your budget.
Once preliminary layouts and designs have been finalized and meet with your approval, we submit them to our team of staff architects who will begin preparing the blueprints that will be used by our craftsmen in the field. Great care and attention to detail is provided to ensure code compliance, structural soundness and beauty in the finished product.
Normandy Remodeling will obtain all of the necessary construction permits from your municipality. You can relax and proceed with the construction, fully confident that everything will be taken care of.
6 Project Management
Once building permits are issued, construction will begin soon thereafter. You will be assigned a project manager who will be overseeing the construction activity. He will meet with you before construction begins and frequently thereafter to answer any questions and to provide overviews and progress updates. Communication is very important, and your project manager will be instrumental in keeping you informed and making sure everything is running smoothly and to your specifications.
7 Livable Remodeling
If you are living in your home during the construction period, (and most of our clients do!), we understand your normal routine may feel somewhat interrupted. Please be assured that we will take every possible measure to be as unobtrusive and respectful as possible. The day-to-day experience during construction is just as important as the finished results, which is why we focus on making living through the remodel as painless as possible. The offset to the construction activity will be the excitement you’ll experience each day as you get closer to project completion and can begin to enjoy your newly remodeled home!
8 Final walk through
As construction nears completion, your project manager will take you on a final walk though. At this point any concerns you have will be noted and resolved prior to finishing your project. Your complete satisfaction is our highest goal. Our total commitment to client satisfaction is the reason that 94% of our customers would refer us to friends and family.