Our Process


Remodeling or building a new home can be an exciting but emotional time. Our design-build process allows our clients to complete their remodel project under one roof, saving time, money, and a lot of headaches. A Better Home acts as the lead contractor, utilizing an excellent network of sub-contractors in the Madison, WI area to take your project from concept to completion. 


Step 1: Begin the Pre-Construction Process


Kitchen Remodel Before
Kitchen Before

Our pre-construction process includes a complimentary in-home consultation where we meet with you to discuss your remodeling ideas and explore options. We’ll discuss the issues you are trying to address and learn what you’re hoping to achieve. We also take measurements and photos of the areas of your home you are looking to remodel to determine the project scope.

To begin the pre-construction process, please fill out this form.


We want your remodeling project to be personal and it is our goal to work within your budget to create the living space you’ve been dreaming about. Next, we’ll discuss a Design & Estimating Contract. The amount of hours will depend on how much time you want to devote to the design, or if you’d like to work towards an estimate more quickly. We’ll meet at our office or via video conference to discuss initial floor plans, design ideas, and rough budget numbers.


Step 2: Working through the Design Process


You may meet with our designer, owner and project manager several times during the design process as we continue to fine-tune the scope of your project. We’ll prepare floor plans, elevations, and 3D drawings of your project for your review.


After developing a final design, our subcontractors will come out and visit your home. This process gives us the ability to give you an accurate estimate of what your project will cost. We will present you with a detailed estimate of the work to be done.


And now the fun part!- You’ll work with our designer to select products and finishes that will be used in your project. After product selection is complete, we’ll present you with a final contract price.

Kitchen Remodel Floor Plan
Kitchen Remodel Floor Plan

Kitchen Remodel 3D View
Kitchen Remodel 3D View

Step 3: Build


Kitchen Remodel During

Our highly skilled team of craftsmen make sure your project turns out just the way you imagined. While working in your home, we take every possible measure to be as unobtrusive and respectful as possible.


Cabinetry Installation

Communication is important. Our project manager will keep you informed of the project’s progress and continue working with you until the very last details have been finished. Throughout the entire project, we pay great attention to our quality of work. A final punch list walk through will ensure every last detail gets taken care of. Rest assured, your home will be finished to perfection.


Kitchen Remodel After

Helpful Resources:

What to Look For When Choosing A Contractor
Important Questions to ask when interviewing Remodeling Contractors
8 Tips for a Successful Kitchen Remodel
Remodeling Checklist
10 Steps to a Successful Remodel
Designing Your Remodeling Project