FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS)

Does Artisan Design - Build Corp Charge for Estimates?

No.  We are happy to provide a Free Estimate

What Forms of Payment Does ADBC Accept?

We accept checks, cash or ACH transfers for regular progress payments.

Does ADBC have a minimum project size?

Not really, because, if the nature or size of your project is too small for ADBC, we will refer you to Home Improvement Express (HIE), a handyman and smaller project remodeling firm.  HIE and ADBC are completely separate entities, but are currently under the same ownership.  The typical custom home for ADBC usually falls within the $500,000 to $1,000,000 range.  The typical remodeling project size for ADBC usually falls within the $100,000 to $500,000 range.  Many basement finishing and kitchen or bath remodeling projects usually fall within the $50,000 – $100,000 range.

What is the typical service area for ADBC?

We usually work in the greater Denver/Boulder metro area.  However, we have also done projects as far north as Ft. Collins, and as far south as Colorado Springs.

When Can You Start?

If you work with us to do the design and engineering, that process can take as little as a week or two, in the case of a basement finish, or many weeks, or even a couple of months, in the case of a custom home.  We are usually prepared to begin work within a week or two receiving the building permit.  Permit approval times vary significantly with project scope and location.

Can I Use My Own Architect ?

Absolutely.  Although we offer professional CAD and engineering services, we will gladly work with the architect (and/or interior designer) of your choice.  Please see the first paragraph above regarding our service fee for estimating from your architectural drawings.

Is ADBC Licensed and Insured ?

Yes, we are licensed and insured in all of the jurisdictions in which we work.  Our insurer is United Fire and Casualty.  We carry a $2 million aggregate policy, and we will gladly provide a certificate of insurance upon request.

Do I need to plan for any costs beyond the contract price?

Historically, our clients spend about 6-10% more than their original contract price.  This is almost always due to upgrades and/or additional work requested by our clients.  Occasionally, removal of existing structures reveals unforeseeable issues that may add cost to your project.  If this is the case, you will be consulted immediately, and you must approve any additional costs prior to the work taking place.

Does ADBC offer decorating services?

We do not have an interior designer on staff.  However, we do work with several designers, and we will be happy to refer you, and/or incorporate their services into our scope of work.  Many times these designers will work directly with our firm and become an integral part of the remodeling process.

How do I select the best materials and products for my project?

If you need help making your material selections, we will provide you with a list of our preferred vendors, most of whom offer builder discounts that we will, of course, pass along to you.

What is a realistic budget for my project?

In order to accurately estimate the project costs, we will need a detailed set of drawings and your material selections (or appropriate allowances).  However, as you are considering your custom home or remodeling project, we hope these averages will help you calculate a realistic budget.

Project Type

Average Cost

Custom Homes

$175 – $225 per s.f. and up

Room/Story Additions

$125 – $175 per s.f. and up

Whole House Remodels

$100 – $150 per s.f. and up

Basement Finishes

$50 – $75 per s.f. and up

Kitchen Remodels

$75,000 – $125,000 and up

Master Bath Remodels

$50,000 – $100,000 and up

Bathroom Remodels

$25,000 – $50,000 and up

 

Project Type

Average Duration

Custom Homes

7-12 months or more

Room/Story Additions

4-6 months or more

Whole House Remodels

3-5 months or more

Basement Finishes

Usually about 1 week for each 100 finished s.f. (2,000 s.f. usually takes about 20 weeks)

Kitchen Remodels

1-2 months or more

Master Bath Remodels

1-2 months or more

Bathroom Remodels

3-5 weeks or more