Design and Build Remodeling Blog

Waterbury Charmer Updated to Meet 21st-Century Lifestyle

April 06, 2018,

The young couple that discovered this charming two-story home in Des Moines’ historic Waterbury neighborhood loved the house but had some ideas about making it more compatible with a 21st-century...

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How a Design and Build Firm Can Make Your Remodeling Project Easier to Live Through

March 26, 2018,

When choosing a general contractor to build your addition or remodel, you must diligently research the options available to you. One of the factors that should carry weight in your choice is how...

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Five Key Points to Kaufman Construction’s Design Philosophy

March 17, 2018,

When you enter a beautifully designed home, you usually get a feel that something is special here. At first, you might not be able to put your finger on it, but you gradually realize that it has...

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Investing in a Lifestyle Upgrade with a Design and Build Remodel

February 23, 2018,

How many “reality” TV shows have you watched that focus on remodeling a home so you can sell it for more? In general, it’s not reality. A significant remodeling project takes a substantial amount...

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How Much Does a Kitchen or Bathroom Remodel Add to the Value of your Des Moines Area Home? [Cost vs. Value Report PDF]

February 17, 2018,

While a major remodel of your kitchen or bathroom should be undertaken primarily as an investment in your lifestyle, such projects also do increase the value of your home. Remodeling magazine’s...

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Why You Should Think About Exterior Remodeling In Greater Des Moines Now

February 04, 2018,

The weather might be bleak right now, and the happy green days of spring impossibly far away, but this is a perfect time to be starting an exterior remodeling project. Depending on the scope of...

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How to Make a Home More Accessible for Aging Loved Ones [Checklist]

February 02, 2018,


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Design Is About Communication

January 13, 2018,

When you undertake a home-improvement project, whether it’s an exterior renovation in Windsor Heights or a family room remodel in West Des Moines, design has to happen. The point in the process...

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How the Design and Build Process Works

January 09, 2018,

You’re thinking that the time finally has come to pursue the interior remodeling project you’ve been dreaming about for your Des Moines-area home. The home improvement will be big enough that you...

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Do You Know the Difference Between Specs and Plans? 11 Design-Build Terms You Should Know

December 21, 2017,

Do you feel a little overwhelmed when you try to decipher construction terminology? You’re not alone. The terms that make perfect sense to design-build professionals are undoubtedly confusing to...

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