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What exactly is a design build company and what are the benefits of using one? When you're considering a new design and construction project or a renovation on your existing property you have many choices on how you go about doing this.

You can start with an architect, then work with an interior designer to ensure the design is custom to your taste. Once your plans are ready you can use a contractor or builder, who may or may not subcontract out some of the work to people who do things they don't do.

When it comes to a home design and remodel, going this route will be incredibly time consuming since you have to work with a number of people to get the job done. A design build firm removes the necessity of working with all the people involved in the process because they become your primary contact for the entire design and building or home renovation processes.

They work with everyone from architects to designers to builders and the folks who do all the finishing like painting, woodwork and lighting. Design build firms are really a one-stop-shop for new home construction or home renovations in Winnipeg.

Undertaking a home renovation in Winnipeg is becoming more and more common as housing prices continue to rise. The Winnipeg design build market is also becoming more competitive and you can find many options for both contracting services, subcontractors and companies who do complete renovations through the interior design and construction process in Manitoba. Whether or not to renovate and what Winnipeg design build company to go with is one of the biggest property decisions you'll likely make in your life, other than the initial purchase itself.

To learn more about Winnipeg design build options, you can always check out this article by The Balance Small Business, Manitoba experts in business and management where they discuss the time-saving and headache-free benefits of design build companies in Winnipeg

An incredible team with THE premier reputation among the design build market in Winnipeg can ensure your results are anything but ordinary – and as painless as possible. The skillfully organized design build process at Harwood takes a life- and space-altering project from massive to manageable as smoothly as you can imagine.

Every detail of the renovation is elevated, even the nitty gritty bits and even though the Winnipeg design build community comes across as "small town at heart", you shouldn't settle for anything less than "world class".

Let us take you through what it could be like to undertake a whole home renovation with our design build team in Winnipeg.

Form and function meet as our committed and talented team produces beautiful, functional environments by working seamlessly together. Interior designers, builders, drywallers, painters and the many other trades people required to bring it all together are involved as a team from the very start because of our design build strategy. Check out more about our philosophy on our About page here, and see a complete list of the variety of services we offer our clients here.

Our design build business model may not be uncommon anymore in Winnipeg, but we were one of the first in the city to offer and differentiate ourselves in this way and the proven Harwood approach still is today. With the Harwood team, producing an award-winning Winnipeg whole home renovation is actually a very simple four-step process involving planning, coordination, communication, and ultimate delivery on the final project. To see more about our Awards click here, but to really whet your appetite for what we can accomplish, you have to see it to believe it. See it all in one place without having to travel to show homes by checking out our project showcase page where you can find many Before and After Videos.

Winnipeg Design Build Renovations - Plan for Perfection

To move through the process of a complete whole home renovation takes a special relationship filled with trust between the homeowner and the Winnipeg reno company they choose. As part of the planning and design strategy, many renovations require a process of demolition. Knowing you've got access to such a competent team can settle any nerves surrounding the thought of taking a space down to its essentials and paving the way for a dream reno. Check out this CBC article on the benefits of having an interior designer involved in planning your dream space and also take a moment to meet our talented, full service interior design team.

Whether it's the structural changes that drive interior design improvements, or vice versa, the planning and preparation stage is as integral to the successful project outcome as a good foundation. If you have a Winnipeg 1950s home with modern elements you love, but you need or want a complete transformation, our interior designers will work to bring your vision to life, working to combine your aesthetic along with the present and future needs of the space. If you're really interested in a certain style, checking out historical articles may help firm up your vision, such as this article by on 1950's interior design. But rest assured, the professional interior designers at Harwood can pull from your ideas in addition to the wealth of knowledge they bring about what works well in today's design build world.

Whether the desired outcome is your forever home or to secure a substantial resale value, the core concepts cemented with our design build team create the perfect plan to pave the way for the perfect whole home renovation.

Your Winnipeg Renovator Must Coordinate and Communicate Clearly

When you are setting the stage for a masterful renovation, it is normal to expect some disruption. For minimal displacement, the company you choose to design and build for your project should exceed your expectation when it comes to clear communication. Our proven customer service is the standard any Winnipeg design build company should be shooting for. We have always had the ability to predict as many foreseeable disruptions as possible and communicate in a professional and timely manner. This regular communication is an integral part of our process that we are very pleased to be open about. When you open your home to company who will build your home, they should be open and above board with you, meaning no challenges or issues are hidden along the way and communication on your Winnipeg interior design and renovation is regular and predictable.

Deliver an Award-Winning Renovation

First impressions are everything, even to a homeowner who has owned the space for a long time. When you see your whole home renovation truly come together to speak in one voice through every cohesive element, you will know that you've hit a homerun with your Winnipeg design build contractors.

Imagine a spacious entryway, designed with a welcoming reception and flow, where guests and family jackets alike all have place so you are not struggling with Manitoba's unpredictable climate and all the footwear, outdoor clothing, and other items that come with it. A main floor format should have a noticeable reason to the rhyme and flow within the space. There should be a combination of subtle and statement-making design elements to allow for room demarcation that will really capitalize on the style, function and utter enjoyment of the living area.

Kitchen cabinetry and countertops show as world class regardless of whether the homeowner's chosen style is classic or modern. Tastefulness is as important in the kitchen design as it is the cooking that happens there. Perfect lighting, a pop of colour or unexpected textures, like fabric, tile, wood, and sleek metals or distinct, black iron can each play a part in contrasting yet connecting the overall look from kitchen to dining room to living area. Hosting will be natural and flawless as the common areas make sense in how they integrate with each other.

While the main areas of the home should be stunning and comfortable, coming down from a busy day is something that happens for a lot of us in our own, personal space. Bedrooms and ensuites can prove to be the jewel in any truly transformational renovation, bringing a sense of luxury and calm. Impressive walk-in closets, built in cabinetry for storage or built in desks for creative spaces all make us feel like we're living in the lap of luxury, but the real winner is the homeowner whose personal suite makes them feel like they're truly in paradise. If a sprawling suite is in your dreams, make it a reality with a double-sided fireplace, dressing room, and deluxe spa-like bath and shower.

Our succinct but thorough four-part process for whole home renovations has won awards time-after-time but the real proof in our success is the happy clients who get to enjoy their meaningful space for years to come.

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