FBC Remodel’s unique design-build basement process was built for you and around you – your goals, your lifestyle, and your needs.
Our award-winning designers spend time getting to know you so they truly understand your goals and desires for your space. They work with our production team to design a space that fits your lifestyle and budget, so you can love your space for years to come. Our multi-step process allows time for designers to consult with you, visit and measure your space in person, present 3D renderings of your design options and completed design before you ever put any money down. We’re committed to earning your trust and making sure you love your design before we ask you to partner with us for your basement remodel.
When you’re ready to partner with us, we’ll guarantee a fixed, agreed-upon price and construction timeline, so you won’t have to worry about surprises. You also never have to worry about surprise costs popping up during the construction phase. We guarantee a fixed, agreed-upon price — no matter what
TRANSPARENCY FROM START TO FINISH
The Basement Remodel Process
OUR DESIGN-BUILD BASEMENT PROCESS:
Ready to get started? You can contact us here on our site or via phone. You’ll get to speak with our design coordinator, Jenny, who will schedule you for your free in-home design consultation at a time and date that’s convenient for you.
We’ll start our process with a virtual or in-home design consultation to get to know you and your space. We’ll talk about what is and isn’t working for you and what your vision for your space is. The goal of this initial appointment is to understand what your needs are.
They’ll ask you things like:
- How are you currently using your space?
- What is your vision for your remodel?
- How do you want this space to grow with your family in the future?
Your award-winning designer will share the FBC Remodel philosophy and explain our process in detail. If we seem like a great match for you, you’ll begin the design process
Your designer will spend time personally measuring out your existing space in order to create an exact “as built” 3D rendering of the space, including structural and mechanical features. If there’s time, this step can take place during the first appointment. If not, we will come back at a mutually convenient time to create the “as-built” drawing of your space. This “as-built” allows the designer to bring your space home with them to begin crafting your proposed designs for your next meeting.
Following the design consultation and measure, your designer will have worked out multiple plans that transform your space into a vision that meets your needs and aspirations. You’ll get to see 3D renderings of the designs that let you visualize your new space and get a feeling for what living in it will actually look like.
This meeting is all about collaboration. You’ll get to pick and choose what you love from several plans, to create one solid plan that you love. Your voice is essential in this meeting to create a space that will enhance not only your home, but your everyday life.
In this meeting, you will review your final design plan, construction drawings, and the menu of pricing options. The construction drawings will give you all of the detailed elements of your project with full elevation and construction notes included. The pricing menu will allow you to see a breakdown of how different design elements can change the cost of your project. This is your chance to bring design and budget together.
Once you’ve settled on a plan you love, you’ll select a construction start date, sign construction contracts, and put your first deposit down. You will leave this meeting ready to move into the construction phase of your remodel.
The construction of your space can take between 6 to 16 weeks depending upon the scope and complexity of your space. Prior to construction beginning, you’ll receive a guaranteed construction timeline and have a few pre-construction meetings to ensure everything is good to go. When construction starts, you’ll get access to a construction app, BuilderTrend, where you can follow along with a detailed construction schedule and daily updates and photos of your project.
Once construction is completed, your space is complete and ready for you to enjoy! And, if anything comes up at a later date, you’ve got a warranty agreement that means you can call on us anytime within the first year of your project to come back and solve any issues that may arise later.