It’s certainly inspiring watching shows like Flip or Flop or Fixer Upper. They make you feel empowered to
tackle your seemingly doable home renovation projects. At first thought, it seems easy enough to roll
up your sleeves to save some money. But things are usually not quite as simple as they appear on TV.
What you don’t see, is all of the behind-the-scenes planning that needs to happen before demolition
ever begins. Thorough planning and design is key to avoiding unexpected problems and costs down the
road.

Some questions to ask yourself before deciding to tackle a home remodeling project: Do you have the
needed tools? The required skills? The free time required to complete the project? Proceed full steam
ahead without taking these factors into consideration, and you may find yourself in over your head.

Don’t be fooled by how easy it looked on TV, the smart way to proceed is to enlist the help of a design
build firm that employs architects trained in structural work, plus designers and craftsmen all under one
roof. Before you knock down those walls, think about getting a consultation from the pros. You never
know what you’ll find behind the walls, like electrical or plumbing issues or other potential challenges
that are outside of your expertise. You must also be familiar with local building codes and obtain
necessary permits. A design build firm will take care of all these cumbersome tasks for you.


Another benefit of partnering with a design build company is having a team that is spearheaded by a
project manager. No dealing with multiple companies or contractors. You can still be involved in the
process to guarantee that your goals will be accomplished on time and on budget. Home remodeling
projects can be one of the most important investments a homeowner can make, so make sure it’s done
correctly the first time. Some things are better left to the professionals.

When you are ready to hand over the reins, contact Mosby Building Arts at 314-909-1800 and we will
make your home look TV-worthy!