Bianco Renovations

General Contractors – What Benefits will They Give to Interior Designers?

No matter how great you are in remodeling, planning, and design, you will still need professional support of a general renovation contractor and/or an interior designer to your home remodeling. When embarking on a renovation journey, you want to make sure you choose the right person to help you succeed. You might want an interior designer or a renovation contractor to help with your project. It depends on the level of work you’re planning to do. If you’re new to the renovation game, you might be wondering about the difference between the two. As well as knowing the pros and cons of each.

No matter how great you are in remodeling, planning, and design, you will still need professional support of a general renovation contractor and/or an interior designer to your home remodeling.

When embarking on a renovation journey, you want to make sure you choose the right person to help you succeed. You might want an interior designer or a renovation contractor to help with your project. It depends on the level of work you’re planning to do. If you’re new to the renovation game, you might be wondering about the difference between the two. As well as knowing the pros and cons of each.

Well, on this blog, let’s understand each role. Interior designers are people who studied interior designing and planning. They have extensive knowledge relating to the maximum utilization of space. As well as how certain spaces function.

Hence, they have the necessary technical designing skills. However, many interior designers work as not only the designer but work as the project manager. They guide the general contractor to build out space according to their master plan.

On the other hand, General Renovation Contractors are people that provide:

  • Materials
  • Equipment
  • Labor


Other necessary services for the renovation project. They may hire subcontractors to do specialized work if needed.

Getting the right renovation contractor can help the Interior designer’s work easy and convenient. Both should have a strong working relationship.

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Here are some points for you to know:

  • Good communication makes their relationship stronger.
  • If an interior designer suggested a detailed layout for a project, the contractor may be able to check for accuracy against any existing plumbing or electrical and make adjustments if needed.
  • Also, a general contractor may know where and how to get the services, material, labor, and equipment for the project.
  • A general contractor is able to cover a number of important basic functions and services. The services a general contractor offers, in fact, may vary depending on their specialty and your budget.

These services may include:

  • Putting together drawings and developing a plan.
  • When you work with a general contractor, they will help make your ideas and dreams of reality.
  • Many of them will put together the drawings, test to make sure that your plans are sound.
  • They will help you shape the plans for your renovation project.

 

Keep in mind, however, that when you work with a general contractor, the final designs are often based more on practicality than beauty. If you’re renovating your space, that might not be your top priority.

Executing your design

  • Executing the design is the basic purpose of a general contractor.
  • Coming in and taking care of the actual construction,
  • Plumbing, and other basic tasks required in order to complete your renovation project.
  • They may bring on subcontractors to handle specific tasks, including electrical and wiring.

BASIC BUDGETING.

A general contractor will often offer basic budgeting services to their clients. Letting them know how much they can expect a given service to cost. They may also be able to offer advice about how to bring a particular project under budget.

Project management

  • General contractors frequently manage their projects in-house.
  • They will bring on subcontractors they’ve worked within the past to help fulfill specialty construction needs.
  • Many general contractors appear to offer similar services to interior designers.
  • They are responsible for the execution. But they will also put together the plans according to your specifications.
  • They will help you get a solid look at what you can expect when your project is finished.

 

Working with an interior designer, however, can offer a number of advantages to your project. Working with an interior design company will often help take your renovation project to the next level. Interior design companies provide several basic functions that can help make you happier with your entire renovation project.

But once you get the right contractor for your home remodeling the work of the interior designer is easier as most of the technical aspects of planning and work will be done by the contractor. The interior designer will just analyze, review and approved the work.

Albeit the project has been submitted to the renovation contract, the designer still needs to monitor the project’s progress. It must be consistently monitored to avoid delays and last-minute issues that may arise.

Truly the interior designers handle the life of your project, from preliminary design to helping oversee construction and troubleshooting design issues as they arise. Once construction is complete your contractor is finished with your project. You and your designer will continue to work on furnishings and finishing touches. It’s their job to bring all design decisions together to tell one story.

We know choosing people to work on your remodeling project can be a tough decision, but the more planning and research you do upfront, the better your experience will be.

MOVE OR HOME ADDITION?

It would be great to ask yourself first what your housing goals will be in the next five to 10 years. If you like your home and it works for your job and your family, then it can make sense to remodel and work with what you have.

If you plan to move in a few years anyway, then you may want to consider staying where you are and not remodeling. Moreover, you should consider the lifestyle will come into play both today and tomorrow. Are the kids now out of college and starting families on their own?

If they are or soon will be, you may not need a larger home at all. That could benefit from a simple home addition project to improve your home’s flow or make it more comfortable.

Finances should also one of the lists of your considerations. Moving can be extremely expensive, but so can remodeling. Before you choose either option, make sure you can truly afford it. The money you borrow will ultimately need to be paid back, so you should be prepared to pay for your dream home for the long haul.

Katherine Droguett - CEO

With over 10 years of experience and extensive studies in such areas as marketing and media journalism, Katherine has the knowledge, skills and mental resources needed to meet whatever challenge we face as we move from one level to another. She has proven over and over that she will not quit and she has the requisite skills needed to work with people and anticipate their needs. She is resourceful and competent and she manages all office operations, including the implementation of various marketing strategies and systems for the growth for the company.