A Team Approach: Key to Home Creation Success & Savings
Your dream home is now your priority. You’ve heard from neighbors and friends about their experiences in custom home building; varying from exciting, easy, and fabulous to nothing short of horrific…begging the question:
How can you assure that your home creation process is as successful, smooth and cost efficient as possible?
From decades of experience, we at Pippin Home Designs have learned that the key to answering this question is to take the Team Approach.
What exactly is the Team Approach?
The Team Approach is a cohort of specialists in the various disciplines required to complete your custom home project. This collaborative method employs the knowledge, expertise and artistry of each specialist cohesively in every step from beginning to end. The Team members for each custom home can vary depending on the specific requirements of each project, though the standard key players are typically a residential designer or architect, a builder, an interior designer, a landscape designer and perhaps a pool designer or any other specialist your unique project requires. Identifying which specialists you need and involving them from the very beginning is key to providing the best overall solution for a new home or renovation project.
Having an integrated Team, all working together to achieve the desired end result, is crucial if you are considering building a high-performance home due to the complexities involved and the experience necessary to complete the project efficiently and effectively.
How does the Team Approach lend to the overall success of your custom home project?
Conventionally, the disciplines of residential home design, building construction and interior design view themselves as distinctive professional services offering specialized roles executed in a hierarchical order with little to no overlap. Traditional practices have lent to a protective “turf mentality” fostering pride, competition and a lack of cohesiveness during the design and build process.
What the Team Approach offers is a collaborative effort where roles merge, ideas flow together, communication takes precedence and creative solutions are found to overcoming inevitable challenges. This heightened level of teamwork and communication lends to higher rates of success in keeping the project on task in completing a masterpiece.
When everyone shares a common vision and unifies in a creative spirit, members of the Team are able to inspire one another, allowing for adjustments to be made more seamlessly in accommodating the client’s wants and needs.
Savvy homeowners are realizing the cost-effectiveness and the value that results by bringing together key disciplines into the project early on in the process. Costly revisions or up-charges due to misinterpretations are avoided and a smoother custom building process results. Often, any perceived increased expense early on quickly pays for itself in overall savings and avoids unexpected expenses during the construction phase.
Seeking multiple bids from numerous builders is now considered unnecessary and time consuming. The most affordable builder is often not the best builder, so instead of comparing quotes up front it’s wise to consider the quality of work, the materials used and the skills required to do the job effectively and efficiently. This is going to lead to tremendous money saving opportunities in the long run.
The Team Approach also brings added value in the form of more accurate and comprehensive estimates for the finished home in the planning stages. Options and the various budgets associated with each option can be effectively determined from the shared information obtained by all key professionals. The Team members work together to help you, the homeowner, realize your dream home within a budget that is realistic to your needs and goals.
You, the homeowner, are the most important and valuable member of the Team. It’s your project and your dream home that’s being created. In utilizing the Team Approach, you are the priority and your voice is heard by all as a relationship develops amongst all members. The team takes the time to understand your specific needs and wants, then works cohesively together to create the overall best solutions for your vision of the perfect home.
This personalized touch offers the assurance that everyone is on the same page with your best interests at heart; bringing you ease, comfort, enjoyment and peace of mind.
The Team Approach with remodels
Using the Team Approach with major renovations is becoming more common. By renovating, you are investing your money into your home, increasing its livability and value, as well as its appearance. Often times, clients are convinced they need additional rooms or square footage, however after site evaluations, a feasibility study and consultations with their Team it is often determined that the existing spaces are not being maximized and can be redesigned to function more effectively. By utilizing the input of a team of specialists your remodeled home becomes a great return on investment.
How do you select your Team?
After 38 years in residential home design, we at Pippin Home Designs have developed very strong relationships with some of the top notch specialists in the industry. We offer a list of our preferred partners on the Insights & Resources page of our website.
These are professionals we know work well with a team concept, cohesively with others, with effective communication, efficiency, proficiency, honesty and integrity. By no means do we require you to work with our preferred specialists, though we do encourage you to choose your team wisely and early on in the process. Typically we like to meet with your chosen builder in your initial consult with us. If you have an interior designer that early in the stage then we are very happy to meet with them in the initial consult as well.
Regardless of the size or type of your upcoming home project, your decision to select your Design/Build Team members early in the process is one you will not regret. Cost-efficiency, project flow and an overall finished product consistent with your vision of the perfect home and budget are just some of the benefits of the team-oriented approach. By selecting and involving your key players from the beginning you can easily unlock the secret to making your dream home a reality.
Hear what we have to say about the benefits of working with one of our favorite team members (Hart White Interiors) HERE!
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