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Making Changes Mid-Stream Can Increase the Cost of Your Project

Contractors and homeowners share a common priority when working together on a construction project; controlling project costs. The contractor must keep an eye on and proactively manage all project details to keep his cost within what had been estimated when offering his contract price for the project. As a result, both the homeowner and...

Home Renovation Mistakes to Avoid

Undertaking a home renovation project – big or small – can come with a fair share of challenges. But, if you avoid the common mistakes homeowners often fall victim to, it can be a very rewarding experience. Not only will your home take on a new look and potentially become...

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Why It’s Better When Architects and General Contractors Work Together

Whether you want a simple room remodel or a brand-new structure, you’ll likely have both an architect and a general contractor working on your project. However, you don’t want to hire these professionals just because they excel in their respective areas. You also want to make sure they can collaborate...

Improving Energy Efficiency in a New or Remodeled Home

  Whether you’re building your dream home from scratch or remodeling your home into something a little closer to the house you’ve always wanted, you’re likely running down a list of must-haves that will increase your home equity. From kitchen islands to walk-in closets, you’ve probably thought of it all....

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Increasing the Monetary and Aesthetic Value of Your Kitchen

Renovating your home is often a worthwhile investment for two important reasons. You get to benefit from new features and appliances and you increase your home’s value and your equity in it. However, not every new addition yields bountiful returns. In fact, there can be significant differences in the appreciable...

Designing for the Future

As society hurtles into the future with new A.I. and tech devices making home automation more affordable and prevalent, it’s only a matter of time before everyone hops onto the smart home bandwagon. While some tech devices sound extraneous, especially if you prefer handheld devices, there are more and more...

In the Press: Preservation in Print

Design Management Group was recently featured in the November, 2017 issue of Preservation in Print as the featured Builder of the New Orleans VFW Post 8973. Read the full article HERE.

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International Builders Show 2018, A Playground for Industry Leaders

The International Builders Show (IBS) 2018 saw one of the largest turnouts in recent years boasting over 85,000 attendees and Design Management Group was in that number representing the New Orleans market. Educational opportunities seemed endless. With over 150 educational sessions it was a daunting task just trying to decide...

Home Additions – Building Up or Building Out

Adding onto a house is a big investment of time and money, so you understandably want to make the best choices and get the most out of your project. One of the first things you must decide is whether you’re going to expand horizontally or vertically. (more…)

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Can Good Design Can Prevent Bad Habits?

Simplify your morning routine with a custom home. Ever feel like your mornings slip away from you and your time after work is spent on more work at home? You’re probably trying to fit your routine around a home that was designed for someone else’s routine. Makes sense, doesn’t it?...