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Our Design-Build Remodeling Process

Streamlined for Your Satisfaction


From Vision to Reality: Our Step-by-Step Approach

Discover the clarity and confidence our structured remodeling process brings to your project. From the initial consultation to the final reveal, our methodical approach ensures every detail is considered, with your input valued at every stage. We make remodeling your home a stress-free experience by keeping you informed and involved throughout the process.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our design-build remodeling service offers many benefits over the traditional remodeling approach. Whether you're new to this method or looking to understand its advantages, we're here to answer your questions.
What is design-build remodeling?expand_more

Design-build remodeling is a project delivery method where our team manages both the design and construction phases of a remodeling project. This integrated approach contrasts with the traditional method where homeowners hire separate teams for design and construction.

What are the benefits of design-build remodeling?expand_more

Design-build remodeling offers several advantages, including streamlined communication, faster project completion times, and potentially lower overall costs. With one team responsible for both design and construction, there's more accountability and we can address issues quicker, resulting in a smoother and more cohesive remodeling experience.



Our Design-Build Process


Initial Consultation

Our process begins with a personal consultation to understand the full scope of your remodeling needs. We discuss the project's objectives, your budget, and give you a ballpark estimate. If the estimate aligns with your budget, we delve deeper into our design and construction process.

Detailed Design Phase

Based on your inspirations and our measurements, our team crafts conceptual designs. We refine these into final floor plans and detailed elevations, collaborating with any necessary specialists, such as architects or engineers.

Product and Material Selection

Accompanied by our designer, you’ll select materials and products. We manage this process using our online system, ensuring selections fit your style and budget. Adjustments are made as necessary to align with your financial plan.

Pre-Construction Setup

After finalizing the design and selections, we draft a fixed price proposal for your approval. Upon agreement, we handle permits and order long lead-time items, preparing for construction.

Construction Phase

Construction begins with site preparation, including dust and floor protection. Regular meetings keep you informed as the project progresses. Payments are structured according to milestones.

Finalization and Quality Assurance

Following construction, we conduct thorough inspections and a final walkthrough to ensure everything meets your expectations. Any outstanding issues are noted on a punch list for rapid completion.

Warranty and Project Handover

We conclude with a project handover, backed by a one-year workmanship warranty and applicable manufacturers' warranties for materials.
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Home Remodeling Cost Guide

Start your kitchen remodeling journey with confidence! Download our detailed Home Remodeling Cost Guide and discover:

  • Clear cost breakdowns for home remodeling services
  • Budgeting factors to consider when planning your remodel
  • Design and feature options available to you


At G&L and Sons Renovations, we are dedicated to serving homeowners throughout Montclair and the surrounding communities. Our deep understanding of local architectural styles and neighborhood nuances ensures that every project we undertake is perfectly suited to both the client’s needs and the area’s distinct charm. Whether you’re updating a historic home or modernizing a newer property, we bring the same commitment to quality and meticulous attention to detail.

Our Service Area

  • Montclair
  • Verona
  • North Caldwell
  • West Caldwell
  • Caldwell
  • Fairfield
  • South Orange
  • Cedar Grove
  • Essex Fells
  • Livingston
  • Glen Ridge
  • Maplewood
  • West Orange
  • Short Hills

Our Awards


Best of Essex 2019 & 2023 Best Kitchen & Bath Remodeler - Bronze Medal


Best of Essex 2021 Best Kitchen & Bath Remodeler - Gold Medal


Best of Essex 2021 Best Home Remodeler/Contractor - Silver Medal


Best of Essex 2022 Best Kitchen & Bath Remodeler - Silver Medal


Best of Essex 2022 Best Home Remodeler/Contractor - Silver Medal


NARI CoTY Chapter Award - 2010

Ready to Transform Your Home?

Let’s Start Your Remodel Today

Imagine your dream home—now let's make it a reality. Contact us today to schedule your consultation, and take the first step towards a space that's perfectly tailored to your needs and style. Your new home awaits!