Design-Build Remodeling and New Home Construction - Seattle, WA

Design-Build Remodeling and New Home Construction - Seattle, WA

Crafting Stunning New Homes with a simplified building process.

At Northlight Custom Builders, Design-Build remodeling and home construction have been a cornerstone of our business since the beginning. Design-Build is a single-source approach to home building that streamlines the process. Design-Build remodeling combines design work with construction services under one company. Design–Build projects are managed by a single pre-construction coordinator here at Northlight who coordinates all aspects of the project including design, engineering, permitting, and scheduling.

The Design-Build system offers several advantages

The Design-Build system offers several advantages:

Collaborative Design

Designers and contractors work together from the start on Design-Build projects, ensuring that the design is coordinated with construction methods and materials for maximum efficiency. This in turn allows for better collaboration between the client, designer and contractor, resulting in improved customer satisfaction.

Reduced Risk

Design–Build reduces risk by having one contract with a single point of responsibility instead of multiple contracts with each profession negotiating separate contracts for their services. Design-Build can help minimize change orders because all parties are working together to ensure the project is completed as efficiently as possible.

Cost Savings

Design-Build streamlines the process which can lead to a more efficient use of time and resources.

Our Design-Build Construction Services

At Northlight Custom Builders, we are committed to being Northern Washington's best Design-Build new construction contractor. We are an experienced, high-integrity, and certified Design-Build contractor that will partner with you from remodels to new home construction.

Our Design-Build construction services include:

  • Kitchen Design and Remodeling
  • Bathroom Design and Remodeling
  • Whole House Design and Remodeling
  • Home Additions
  • Garages & Outbuildings
  • Decks, Patios & Porches
  • And more!

If you're in Northern Washington and looking for an experienced Design-Build contractor for your next remodeling project, contact Northlight Custom Builders today. We look forward to providing you with a streamlined, cost-effective solution for creating beautiful spaces.

Our Design-Build Construction Services

Contact an Experienced Design-Build Contractor

At Northlight Custom Builders, Design-Build remodeling is our expertise. As licensed Designers and Builders in Northern Washington, we understand the local regulations and building codes, which help to reduce delays during permitting and construction. We are also highly experienced at managing Design-Build schedules for timely completion of projects. And with Design-Build remodeling, our clients enjoy greater control over costs, quality and design options than is typical with Design-Bid-Build projects.

As custom home builders and remodeling experts, we use Design-Build in every part of our business because we know it provides the best experience for our customers! Our Design-Build team is experienced and knowledgeable in all aspects of Design-Build remodeling, from architecture and design to engineering and construction. Whether you’re looking to add a room to your home, completely gut and redevelop an existing space, or build a new home entirely, Design-Build remodeling from Northlight Custom Builders can simplify the process while creating stunning end results. Contact us today to get started!


say about our services

William B. 2/18/2024

This has been a fantastic process front to back. From the first meeting to the final product was delivered we were fully satisfied. The team really listened to what we wanted for the space and met every request. We love the final result. I would also like to commend Autumn. She was amazing. Kept us fully informed about what was going to happen and was always cheerful and willing to spend time talking to us about the project. I would ... continue reading

Kurt N. 11/18/2023

NorthLight Custom Builders is the real deal, and exceeded all our expectations for our bonus room remodel. Tony and his team operate by creating a project plan and detailed estimate before they begin, so there are no surprises or delays. This exercise outlines all of the tasks and milestones from start to finish. In every instance, NorthLight was on time, on spec and complete. All of their workers are professionals in their trade producing ... continue reading

Joe Cross Real Estate 10/11/2023

We used Northlight for a project to open up our loft space and to also install a coffee bar. Craig was awesome and did great work, detailed and thorough. Sean also found the most awesome fold-out staircase for our loft access, which has been an absolute game changer for our home!

New Home Construction

  • Show Answer Step 1: Let’s talk about your project
  • Once our consultation meetings are complete, we’ll present a Design Agreement for review and approval. The Design Agreement will include renderings, detailed plans such as architectural drawings and elevations; that will all be used in the Construction phase of the project. We’ll also introduce you to our selection of products such as cabinetry, tile, flooring, fixtures and more, allowing you to personalize your home exactly how you want it.
  • When the Design Agreement is signed, we will begin to dig into the details of your project. We will take precise measurements, check on needed permits, talk with subcontractors and start the process of making your selections. Whether you are remodeling a kitchen, bathroom, a whole home addition, or adding a new space; you will have selections to make for your flooring, light fixtures, cabinetry, paint colors, and more. For some, this is a fun process, for others it can be overwhelming. Whichever camp you fall into, we are here for you. We have in-house design specialists that will help you every step of the way. Whether you just need someone to bounce ideas off, or if you want us to meet you at the store and help you pick out the best fixtures, flooring and more that will be functional and beautiful in your new space; we are here for you!
    Once you have your selections made, we will incorporate those into a project rendering for you. This will allow you to visually see how your space design and selections will look prior to work beginning.
  • Once Design is finalized, the Construction phase begins. We’ll coordinate all of the necessary engineering and permits to build your dream home. And our Design-Build professionals will be with you every step of the way,from budgeting to scheduling, to ensure that your Design-Build new construction project is completed on time and within budget.
  • At the completion of your Design-Build remodeling project, we’ll do a final walkthrough with you to ensure everything is up to Northlight Custom Builders standards and yours! Once complete, you can rest assured knowing that your Design-Build project is covered by our twelve-month Warranty Service for our workmanship.

Step 6: Enjoy your brand new home!

At the completion of your Design-Build remodeling project, we’ll do a final walkthrough with you to ensure everything is up to Northlight Custom Builders standards! Once complete, you can rest assured knowing that your Design-Build project is covered by our industry-leading warranty for our workmanship. We will also provide you with maintenance tips for any new surfaces in your home.

Design-Build FAQs

  • Design-Build is a construction process where the Design and Construction phases are completed by the same team. This team is responsible for designing and constructing the project according to the approved Design and Construction Agreements.
  • Actually, Design-Build projects are typically less expensive than hiring multiple entities to complete separate parts of the project. Single sourcing using the Design-Build process, can also eliminate misunderstandings that can lead to multiple change order charges being added.
  • Northlight Custom Builders Design-Build services cover remodeling projects as well as new construction projects in King and Snohomish Counties. Our Design-Build professionals are experienced in working within the unique architectural and Design standards of this area.
    Contact us today to get started on your Design-Build project! We look forward to helping you create a beautiful, custom home that fits your unique needs and style.
  • Design-Build is a great way to streamline the Design and Construction process. Design-Build projects offer several advantages including:
    • One point of contact throughout the project
    • Streamlined process from design to completion
    • Reduced coordination costs
    • Better communication and collaboration between the builder and customer
    Additionally, Northlights’ Design-Build projects come with an industry leading warranty for our workmanship; providing you with peace of mind knowing your project will be backed by Northlight Custom Builders’ highest of standards.
  • At Northlight Custom Builders, your project manager and their team will handle the permit process from start to finish. We’ll take care of all of the paperwork necessary to ensure your Design-Build project is up to code and approved by the local building department.
  • Yes. Design-Build is a flexible process, so you are welcome to use your own architect or designer if you prefer. However, Design-Build professionals at Northlight Custom Builders have the experience and expertise necessary to handle the Design and Construction of your project from start to finish.

Additional Home Construction & Remodeling Services We Provide

Beyond design-build construction, Northlight Custom Builders also offers custom home remodeling and additions services. We can help you construct a new home or remodel an existing one for a fresh, modern look. Our home construction and home remodeling services include:

Let's Get Started on Your Home!

Our Design-Build remodeling and new construction services are available in Northern Washington, including Seattle, Everett and surrounding areas. We look forward to working with you on your next Design-Build project!

Contact us today for more information about Design-Build services! We look forward to helping you create a beautiful, custom home that fits your unique needs and style.

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