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Photo: Denise Mitchell
Photo: Denise Mitchell

More and more homeowners are looking to Design-Build companies to create their dream home, whether it be for new construction or renovations. Design-Build is not a new concept, in fact it has been around for centuries, but it is growing into a very popular method in the construction industry.  Compared to the traditional model, Architect & General Contractor, Design-Build (D-B) utilizes one entity, or a single business, for the entire process.

The benefits to the client with the Design-Build method are no secret. Everybody is on the same team, sharing the same goal. The whole team is working together from start to finish, sharing your vision, to create a more involved and collaborative experience for the client. Design-Build comes with continuity, total accountability on one business, one budget, one schedule, one vision, one goal. With the Design-Build model, it’s all about the process, it’s all about the client, and it’s all about communication.

Two Hills Ventures, dba 2Hills Renovation Contractor and Denise Mitchell Interiors, is a local Design-Build team. Husband and wife, owner and operator, Steve Hills and Denise Mitchell have completed countless D-B projects with amazing results. The owners of this featured Campbell River home, contracted Two Hills Ventures to help them transform their newly purchased 20 year old house, into their custom dream home. Two Hills worked with the clients to talk about their lifestyle, their vision for the house, their budget, and their own personal style. The Two Hills team took all of this to the drawing board and created a new space plan and design scheme for the house. They completely opened up the main floor of the house to capture the amazing coastal views and to create an open concept living space for their young family to share and grow in together. The clients had the opportunity to view the space using 3-D software so they were able to see exactly what the finished space would look like and visualize how their family would live in and use the space.

In the words of our clients, “[the] challenging renovation became a seamless process. Everything came together beautifully – on time and on budget.  During the renovation we often felt the team cared about our house as much or more than we did!”  The goal for any architect, designer or contractor is to hopefully have a happy client in the end.  With Design-Build, the goal is for the client to become a part of the process so that not only is the finished product and overall experience the best possible result, it comes with lasting pride.

Photo: Denise Mitchell
Photo: Denise Mitchell
Photo: Denise Mitchell
Photo: Denise Mitchell

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