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Preliminary Planning

  • Assess client needs and preferences.

  • Determine project scope and goals.

  • Evaluate existing site conditions and constraints.

  • Research local building codes and regulations.

  • Develop a preliminary budget and timeline.


Detailed Design

  • Create conceptual design options.

  • Develop architectural drawings and floor plans.

  • Select materials, finishes, and fixtures.

  • Refine project budget and schedule.

  • Obtain client approval for the final design.


Permitting and Procurement

  • Prepare and submit permit applications.

  • Coordinate with consultants and engineers.

  • Obtain bids from contractors and subcontractors.

  • Review and negotiate contracts.

  • Procure materials and schedule deliveries.


Construction and Execution

  • Supervise on-site construction activities.

  • Coordinate with contractors and subcontractors.

  • Ensure quality control and adherence to design specifications.

  • Monitor project budget and schedule.

  • Perform final walkthrough and address any punch list items.

The Process

Hill Country DB has utilized the outlined remodeling method to great success, as it ensures projects are carried out in an organized and comprehensive manner so that progress is efficient. By beginning with a thorough pre-design stage, Hill Country DB can accurately assess client needs and preferences, establish clear project goals, and create a solid foundation for remodeling. The detailed design phase allows for informed decision-making regarding materials, finishes, and fixtures while keeping the project budget and schedule in mind.


During the research and discovery stage, which typically lasts 4 to 5 weeks, clients collaborate with the design team to gather information and thoroughly understand the project requirements. This process involves identifying client needs, preferences, and design inspirations; conducting site analysis and assessment of existing conditions; developing preliminary budget estimations and timelines; reviewing building codes, zoning, and other regulations; and finally establishing project goals and scope.
Meet with our sales team to discuss your project at your home.
You review our website, online reviews and pricing guide to make sure we are the right fit for your project.
You approve the proposal our sales team creates for you about your renovation.


The design conceptualization stage, which spans 8 to 12 weeks, focuses on creating and refining design concepts. It involves developing multiple design options and floor plans, creating 3D renderings and visualizations, selecting materials, finishes, and fixtures based on client preferences and budget constraints, collaborating with consultants, engineers, and other professionals, and refining project budgets and schedules based on design decisions.

Using sketches, architectural elevations and 3D rendering software, you will be able to review your design in several different ways.


During the 3 to 5-week design refinement stage, the team finalizes and prepares for construction. During this stage of the process, essential steps include refining and approving architectural drawings and details. After obtaining customer approval for the finalized design, submitting documents to pertinent government bodies, liaising with contractors for bids and discussion negotiations, procuring materials as well as arranging their delivery – these are just a few of the many steps required.

Your Designer will guide you through the process of choosing your ideal materials and finishes in our showroom in Fort Collins so that you can see cabinets, tile, flooring, and paint all together to get a clear visual of how it will all look in your space.

Finally, you come to our office one last time and we present the final proposal. This includes a fixed-price bid with a very detailed scope of work.

We have an extremely low change order percentage and offer an initial outstanding product. If you are comfortable with what you see, we move to the build phase.


The construction stage, which can last between 10 to 28 weeks, involves the actual execution of the design, transforming concepts into reality. This stage encompasses on-site construction supervision and coordination, ensuring quality control and adherence to design specifications, managing project budget and schedule, communicating project updates and progress to clients, and addressing any issues or changes during construction.

WARRANTY (Duration Varies)

In the post-construction and warranty phase, the team finalizes the project and provides ongoing support. It includes conducting a final walkthrough and addressing any punch list items, ensuring client satisfaction with the completed project, providing documentation such as manuals and warranties for installed products and systems, offering ongoing maintenance and warranty support, and developing long-term relationships with clients for future projects or referrals. The duration of this stage varies depending on the specifics of each project and the warranty terms provided.