Design Build Process

Apex Remodeling and Renovation Process

Our most valuable assets are our clients — you, the homeowner. With this in mind, we know that construction projects within your home can be stressful for many reasons. Our objective at CORE Remodeling, a leading home remodeling company serving Cary, Apex and beyond, is to create a plan and timeline that assists in enhancing the design and construction experience while minimizing any inconvenience.

Initial Consult:

From the first contact, an associate from CORE will visit your home to determine your remodeling wants and needs.  Depending on the scope and detail of the job, many factors will influence the actual results.


Design Process for Additions and Structural Interior & Exterior Alterations:

  1. At times, projects can be large enough to require formal design planning.  In order to create our minds vision into a plan, we maintain a professional plans designer to create that vision.
  2. Follow up consult to create design proposal
  3. Collaborative design process between clients, designer, CORE to create a responsive design tailored to needs.
  4. Once final design is reached, we will engineer the design so a permit ready set of plans is created.


Kitchen and Bathroom Design:

CORE Remodeling provides kitchen and bathroom design services for our clients. With state of the art CAD software, we are capable of showing each project in plan view, elevation renderings, and 3D modeling where necessary.


Each project is bid with the same standards.  CORE will create a budget proposal for our clients review.  This proposal will be based upon feedback received during the initial consultation, design process, and/or certain budgetary measures required to provide figures close to a true cost as possible prior to any contractual agreements.  Please ask CORE Remodeling for additional details about the bidding process.


CORE will create a work binder for the majority of our projects.  This binder will hold much of the critical data required to successfully complete the client’s project. There will also be a digital file created to access this information from computers or smart phone devices.  Once this information is created and designs are approved, Adrian Harkey will meet with the client and review all of the details to formalize the relationship.

Materials Selection

Each project starts with a vision.  Once that vision is created, it is time to begin the selections process.  We will supply each of our clients with a list of preferred vendors from which to make selections on decorative materials.  These vendors have been selected by CORE for their wide array of materials housed in wonderful showrooms and experienced design representatives to help guide our clients through their selections.


Selections are being made or have been made and the permits are in hand.  CORE managers will prepare your home for construction and dive into the demolition and rebuilding process.  CORE laborers, subcontractors, and managers will be on site daily to fulfill the construction process until the job is complete through the final strokes of paint and pushing of the broom.

Project Completion

Upon project completion there will be a final inspection with the contractor, checking off the items from your preliminary walk-through. The next step is instructions for equipment and discussing warranties. Let the new space settle in for a few months. Make sure all systems work properly and follow-up for any repairs.