Design and Build Remodeling Blog

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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Why is Remodeling So Expensive?

December 15, 2017,

A home renovation just may be the most expensive project you’ll ever tackle. Granite countertops, custom trim, hardwood flooring and other features certainly add to the cost, but there are other...

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Already Thinking About Spring: Decks & Covered Patios

September 16, 2015,

In the past, if you wanted a new deck, you had one option for material: wood. It’s still used for the overwhelming majority of decks, but some new products are emerging on the scene that are...

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Kitchens: Small Updates with Big Impact

September 16, 2015,

Renovating your kitchen may sound like a huge, expensive undertaking, but there are actually some fairly cost-effective and simple updates you can make that can have a pretty dramatic effect.

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