Design Services

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.

From Design to The Final Product

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

  • 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.

  • 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. It also helps minimize communication errors because the client has one point of contact rather than having to relay information across multiple parties.

  • Design-Build minimizes the risk of project overruns by ensuring the space is being designed within the client’s budget.

Our Design-Build Construction Services

At NorthLight Custom Builders, we are committed to being the area’s best Design-Build construction and remodeling contractor. We are an experienced, high-integrity, and certified Design-Build general 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
  • ADUs, Garage Conversions
  • Outdoor Living Spaces, Decks, Patios, and more!

New Home Construction Process

  • We love these initial meetings with homeowners because we get to listen to your dreams and needs for your new space and learn about your motivations for the project! As part of this first consultation, we will also discuss the functional needs, space use needs, structural requirements, and if applicable any local zoning and building codes that will need to be taken into consideration when working on your remodeling project.

  • Now that we know more about your needs for the new space, we will present a Design Agreement for your review and approval. During this phase, you will work closely with our Design Team to define the layout and the design concepts to personalize your remodel or new build exactly how you want and need. This phase of the project will provide you with a more defined project estimate as well, and according to your budget requirements.

  • As a continuation of the Design Agreement, we will dig into the details of your project. Here is where NorthLight’s expertise as a design-build remodeling company really shines through. We will take precise measurements, get exact quotes from subcontractors (electricians, plumbers, etc.), and start working with you on your finishes and fixtures selections. For some, choosing finishes is a fun process; for others it can be overwhelming. Whichever camp you fall into, we are here for you. We have 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 can incorporate those into a project rendering for you if that is your preference. A rendering allows you to visually see how your new space, design, and selections will look.

  • Before construction begins, you will meet with your Project Manager and Lead Carpenter who will be on your project from the beginning through to the finishing touches. As a Certified Builder, our team of experienced professionals will ensure that your remodeled space or new addition is built to last by adhering to the highest quality materials, standards, and workmanship.

  • When construction is complete, we will conduct a final walk-thru with you. As part of that walk-thru we will schedule a one-year warranty follow-up on all our workmanship in case any touch-ups are needed. We will also listen to your feedback for any improvements we can make to our processes. We like to think of our customers as friends we gain and will always be here for in the future.

At NorthLight Custom Builders, Design-Build remodeling is our expertise. We will handle all of the details and communication from the initial design to the finishing touches of your remodeling project. You will not need to worry about scheduling, ordering and storing of supplies or any thing else throughout your home remodeling or new build project. Staying in budget and on schedule are top priorities!


Design-Build FAQ's

  • 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.

    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
    • Keeping on budget is top priority
    • 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. We will work closely with the designer or architect to ensure what is being developed will stay within your budget and utilize the best materials for the job. NorthLight Custom Builders will handle your project from start to finish to ensure your complete satisfaction.

Contact an Experienced Design-Build Contractor

If you are looking for an experienced Design-Build contractor for your remodeling or new construction project, contact NorthLight Custom Builders today. We look forward to providing you with a streamlined, cost-effective solution for creating beautiful spaces!