Compelling Homes' Design-Build Remodeling Process

Congratulations! You have officially begun your remodeling process, simply by finding this page.


So many of our past customers have told us that when they began, they didn't know whom to call or even what to search online for. We begin here – by seeing if Compelling Homes sounds or looks like a good fit for you, your family, and your home. The team over here has been doing this for a while, and most likely have an answer for all of your questions, no matter how far-fetched they may seem to you right now.


We will guide you through the entire remodeling process; helping you to select cabinets, tile, paint colors, etc., so that your home remodeling project has those special touches you've been dreaming about – without the stress.


Once you’re ready to move forward with your home project, you may be feeling excited, overwhelmed, or even nervous about the process ahead! Don’t worry, not only is that completely normal, but our steps below will help you define what you need and how we will get it done together.


Nobody likes surprises when you are investing in your home.

Below is a step-by-step guide so you will always know what to expect!

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Our 5-Step Process


Step 1

Research & Pre-Planning

Phone interview to discuss wants & needs.
In-home meeting after reviewing our online pricing guide.
Discuss possible options and what can be done.
Follow-up with free budget range email and scope of work.


Step 2

Design Development Agreement

We'll let you know what the design fees will cost before anything is measured - we want to keep education up, and expenses down!
We measure your existing home and recreate the original plan, then provide a concept that covers what we discussed during the in-home meeting.
We'll collaborate with you on our concept to ensure it captures your wants and needs, and make changes to that concept before we estimate.
We'll produce color renderings, showcasing what your home could look like.
We'll bring our team into your home to understand the scope and provide firm estimates for your project.
We'll provide our professional estimate, detailing the scope of work, and an itemized list of allowances.
If this sounds daunting, it isn't! We'll take the time to explain every step along the way.


Step 3

Shopping & Selections

Enter into a construction agreement based on design, drawings, and scope of work.
SHOPPING DAY! Our favorite day. We spend the day shopping with you and assisting you in selections for your dream space.

This is cabinets, countertops, flooring, lighting, fixtures, paint, etc.
Input and approve all selections based on shopping.
Budget is finalized & construction can be scheduled.


Step 4

Construction Begins

Permits & planning is 100% complete at this phase.
An onsite meeting is arranged to meet your remodel team in a pre-construction meeting.
Schedule is posted in our online construction software.
Meetings are scheduled and posted for the 6 phases of the project.


Step 5

Closeout of Your Home

A completion list & punch list are conducted to ensure your home is 100% finalized.
Move in! Enjoy your "new" home!
Compelling Homes offers a 3 year warranty for all aspects of your home that we were part of the construction.
A closeout manual is provided that includes warranty, all drawings, product information, selection information, and financials.

Servicing the Des Moines Metro Area & Beyond

Des Moines • Urbandale • West Des Moines • Johnston
Clive • Grimes • Adel • Waukee • Ankeny • Polk City • Waukee

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