What Is The Role Of A General Contractor?

Posted by Marks-Woods Team on Nov 21, 2019 1:52:57 AM

A general contractor (GC) plays an extremely important role in a home project. In short, a GC oversees the project from start to finish, ensuring that each portion of the project is done well. Working with a general contractor takes out a lot of the logistical stress of a home project and is highly recommended. Wondering what specifically falls into the parameters of a GC’s job? We’re here to explain what a general contractor does and to offer some tips when hiring a GC.


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Topics: Home Renovation, Project Planning, Project Management, design build

5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Design-Build Firm

Posted by Marks-Woods Team on Oct 17, 2019 3:31:48 AM

Choosing a Design-Build firm is a smart move for many reasons. (Not sure why? Visit our previous post for more information: What is Design-Build?)

Now that you’ve decided that design-build is the route you want to go, it’s time to get to the business of choosing a firm to hire. There are more and more design-build firms popping up across the country, and chances are that you’ll have several options in your town or city when it comes to choosing a group.

There are a few things you’ll want to consider as you begin seeking out a design-build firm, and today we are sharing a list of 5 questions that are important to ask each potential firm before making your final selection.  

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Topics: Home Renovation, Project Management, design build

The Perfect Indoor/Outdoor Space

Posted by Marks-Woods Team on Jun 4, 2019 1:21:55 PM

A well-designed and curated indoor/outdoor space will quickly become the automatic favorite spot in your home for entertaining, relaxation, and everyday living. During the transitional seasons of spring and fall, indoor/outdoor spaces are especially appealing. Perhaps you have an indoor/outdoor space that needs a little sprucing up and love, or maybe you are considering an indoor/outdoor space as a part of a renovation or addition. We want to share a few tips and recommendations for creating a truly perfect indoor/outdoor space in your home.

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Topics: Home Renovation, Project Planning, outdoor

What is Design-Build?

Posted by Marks-Woods Team on May 24, 2019 10:04:57 AM

Simply put, design-build is the most simple, efficient way for a homeowner to tackle a build or renovation project. Instead of contracting two separate entities (a designer/architect and a builder), a homeowner is required to contract and communicate with just one company in a design-build project. 

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Topics: Home Renovation, Project Planning, kitchen, bathroom, design build

2019 Top Trends in Kitchen and Bath

Posted by Marks-Woods Team on May 9, 2019 7:05:33 PM

Marks-Woods is all about staying on top of what’s new and exciting when it comes to design. Danielle Walther, our interior designer, recently returned from the KBIS (Kitchen & Bath Industry Show) in Las Vegas to discover top trends for 2019 and beyond. Her experience at the show has her more excited than ever to collaborate with clients to create beautiful interiors.

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Topics: Home Renovation, kitchen, bathroom, trends

Consider This Before you Renovate

Posted by Marks-Woods Team on May 9, 2019 7:03:03 PM

Making the choice to renovate your home, whether on a small or large scale, can be an exciting yet overwhelming decision. “Where do I begin?” is usually the first question a homeowner asks. We think that considering a few important items before getting started with a home renovation makes the rest of the project easier and more efficient.

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Topics: Home Renovation, Project Planning, Project Management

After 18 years in businesses, we have learned so much about the design build process—tips and trends for home renovation, how to maximize your renovation dollars, how to turn your home into a dream home, and so on. We believe it is time for us to share our knowledge with the world and inspire others to turn their house into a home by maximizing the space you have through design, renovation, and expansion. We are thrilled to work with so many wonderful client and will keep you abreast of our current projects.

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