What are the advantages to using an interior designer?

whole home remodelingWhen designing any room in your home, it is important to consider not only an overall budget, but an overall aesthetic. While there are many homeowners that feel comfortable making these choices, there are others that may question their decisions or have difficulty envisioning the overall look. Using an interior designer will help navigate available possibilities you may not have seen, keep budget in mind while selecting finishes, and will help keep the overall concept in line with your original goals. Diving into a remodel can be extremely overwhelming. There are alot of decisions that need to be made, and some homeowners find themselves just picking something instead of weighing against the overall look. Often these decisions don’t prove themselves to be important until it is too late or too expensive to change. Planning is such an important part of our process and we take extreme care that you will be happy with each part of your remodel. We don’t tire of making the experience as enjoyable as possible for our clients.

Does it cost extra for the interior design services?

We use interior design on each of our projects. It is included in our fee structure and will let you have the peace of mind that you have professional advice whenever you need it. Additional design services can be requested at an hourly rate if it does not pertain to the overall scope of the project. With our award winning team and years of experience, we can provide you with the absolute best in interior design services. Knowing local vendors, having a feel for what is prevalent throughout Birmingham, AL, and having a keen ability to actualize a space, our design team is ready to help you make the most of your home.

How can I communicate my ideas to the interior designer?

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Here are a few ways to be sure you are on the same page as our design team:

  • Create a Pinterest board or Houzz ideabook with styles that you love
  • Cut out pictures of homes in magazines to explain the aesthetic or the feel you are trying to replicate
  • Journal what you love/hate about your space – be specific!
  • Scan our website or social media accounts to see if we have accomplished something before that would translate over to your home
  • Be vocal during our design review – let us know if you have concerns or questions on anything you see.  We are happy to revise the plan to come closer to your goals.
  • Bring questions to our selection meetings – we will meet with experts in every field and they have extensive field knowledge that will be useful in answering your questions and steering you in the right direction.

Can I use the interior design service a la carte before we are ready to remodel?

Yes, you can absolutely use the design service, but it comes pre-packaged with the fee structure to give you a better understanding of what you will take on in the future. Our design service’s purpose is for us to take you to construction and to complete the project for you. We do not prepare drawings for other contractors to take on, as we do not advise that others will translate our plans into what we have set your goals up to be. We have a very tight knit team of professionals that have learned each other’s expectations and we rely on our team process to give you exactly what you need. Having the same designer that worked to produce the perfect plan to then be watching it throughout the process for quality and correctness is priceless. We want your experience with us to be the very best from start to finish and our design team is dedicated to that cause.

What other design services do you offer?

Living RoomBelow is a sample of extra design services that can be expertly curated through our team for an hourly fee:

  • Furniture layout and selection
  • Window covering consultation, measuring, ordering, and installation
  • Wallpaper selection and installation (even custom wallpaper designs!)
  • Light fixture consultations, selections, ordering, and installation
  • Rug consultations, local shopping or online ordering
  • Paint color consultations (interior and exterior)
  • Custom millwork drawings, estimates, and installation
  • Upholstery needs (fabric shopping, reupholstering contacts, etc)
  • Custom framing/artwork selection/accessory shopping

Can I use my own interior designer and still use your remodeling services?

Feel free to put us in contact with your current designer that you have an established relationship with. We can determine how best to intermingle our services to provide you with the best possible experience. We are here to serve you and have no problem allowing your designer to make selections, bring layouts, and voice final input in the overall design. Alongside your designer, our design team will ensure we stay on budget, on time, and ensure everything is properly organized and delivered to not skip a beat in the process. There is still so many pieces that are behind the scenes that we can do to ensure your experience is the best.

Why choose D.F. Hughes?

Extensive Industry Knowledge and Experience

Our vast experience in remodeling equips us with the necessary skills and knowledge to handle any remodeling project with competence and confidence.  As one of the first residential design-build firms in the Birmingham, Alabama area, we have learned what it takes to make a project successful.  Remodeling will never be convenient, but with our careful processes, we will reduce the amount of errors and change orders, resulting in a beautiful product with enduring quality.

Comprehensive Attention to Detail

Our team emphasizes precision, ensuring every element of your remodeling project, no matter how small, is executed with utmost care.  Our team works together to ensure the decisions you made during the design phase are what you receive in the end.  We ensure our crews are thoroughly trained to provide the best possible experience for you and your family.

Unwavering Quality Assurance

We commit to providing the highest standards of quality in our work. We use superior materials and the best construction practices to deliver a final result that you’ll love.  The same team members have been with us for years, which means the expectations we have are at the forefront of their mind.  We like to do everything we can to ensure total satisfaction the first time around.

Outstanding Customer Service

Client satisfaction is paramount to us. We strive to make your remodeling journey smooth and enjoyable, maintaining open communication and providing prompt customer service.  Our project manager will keep you informed of the progress of your project and will be quick to communicate any concerns you express.  We view each home we enter as if it were our own, and take the utmost care in ensuring you feel comfortable every step of the way.

Connect with D.F. Hughes today

At D.F. Hughes Construction, we believe that open communication and strong relationships are the cornerstones of successful construction projects. Our Connect page is designed to provide you with an easy and efficient way to engage with our team of professionals. Whether you have questions about our services, need expert advice, or are ready to discuss your dream project, we are eager to connect with you. Our dedicated team is committed to providing personalized attention, tailored solutions, and exceptional customer service to ensure your experience with D.F. Hughes Construction exceeds your expectations. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us today—let’s collaborate, explore ideas, and turn your vision into a stunning reality that reflects your unique style and needs.

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