Why Design-Build is So Good

Design-Build is an agreement between the owner and a Design Build firm to perform both design and construction under a single source of accountability. It allows the firm and homeowner to develop a cohesive project plan from the very beginning. Ideas are shared freely and evaluated in relation to the owner’s budget and timeline.  Rather than the budget being derived from the project’s design, the design is derived as a result of the owner’s budget. Unfortunately, it’s not unusual for us to hear from people that “their remodel cost twice as much as the architect said it would” –such a scenario is entirely unacceptable in the design-build world. Design-build focuses on results, not excuses.

Sunny House specialize in design-build home remodeling from start to flawless finish. Our team provides you with innovative design, exclusive materials, and high quality in-house construction. Our projects include kitchens, bathrooms, decks, addition projects, whole-house remodels, new construction, and more.

Our designers and construction crews work under one roof as a cohesive team, offering clients peace of mind. We assume responsibility for the project from initial design concepts right through construction, including budgeting, ordering products, obtaining permits, and scheduling the entire project. We’re a one-stop shop for remodeling

The Advantages of the Design-Build Method

1. Single Point of Contact

Sunny House’s design build approach provides a single turn-key source for your entire project. In the classic design-bid-build method the owner must: select an architect / designer, finalize the design, bid the project, select a contractor, and then act as an intermediary. When you work with a design/build team, everyone already knows how to work well with one another and is equipped to take on projects with high efficiency and quality.


2. Complete Cost Control

A coordinated design-build means that you are not paying additional fees for an architect, designer and general contractor. The Sunny House team will work to select the most cost-effective materials and methods before design of your project is finalized. This allows us to provide more accurate costs and a better schedule for your project.

3. Quality

The singularized responsibility inherent in design-build serves as a motivation for quality and proper project performance. The owner’s requirements and expectations are documented in performance terms and it is design-build entity’s responsibility to produce results accordingly. The design-builder warrants to the owner that it will produce design documents that are complete and free from error. During the construction process this attention to quality does not end, as the designer becomes the master builder, and manages the construction of the project to completion.


4. Time Savings

Because design and construction are overlapped, and because bidding periods and redesign are eliminated, total design and construction time can be significantly reduced. With design-build, material and equipment procurement and construction work can begin before the construction documents are fully completed. The resulting time savings translates into lower costs and earlier utilization of the completed facility.

5. Design Options

We specialize in custom designs, so you know your Kitchen or Deck are unique from all others. We are able to design your kitchen or bathroom using the latest 3-d cad design technology. Our Unique 3D Visualization will help you to visualize you new Projects (Deck, Addition, Kitchen and etc.) so you know exactly how it will appear before physical construction begins. And we ensure new design fit within your budget. We are proud to be the only design-build company in the Fairfield County Area to offer this unsurpassed value to our clients. It is our goal that every restoration project becomes a very positive experience.


4. No Re-Design Fees

In most cases, when you want to make changes to the initial design you will be hit by hefty re-design fees. That won’t happen with us.