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Reinventing Home Renovations

Modern Homestead Aims To Make Renovations Faster and Easier With New Product Line

Article by Cassidy Ritter

Photography by Courtesy of the Company

Originally published in Boulder Lifestyle

Everyone loves a newly remodeled kitchen and bathroom until they learn not only how much it costs but how long the design, permitting and construction phases take. On top of that, many regions are dealing with a shortage of premium materials and reputable, design-build firms. All this can make custom kitchens and bathrooms feel out of reach.

Modern Homestead aims to make the process easier. The company has put its customers first since day one, and now it’s taking that mission a step further.

Modern Homestead’s new Curated Collection allows homeowners to design and build projects faster, as long as they don’t require structural changes.

“We found that kitchens and baths were often our most exciting and sought-after projects, and since our clients have a hard time getting a reputable design-build firm to focus on a smaller scope, it’s a perfect fit,” says John Ploumitsakos, president and CEO of Modern Homestead. “We’ve been working on curating products we love that are high quality, available on a reasonable time frame and on-trend. From there, we started building out a more scalable design process and visualizations of the finished product through mood boards and renderings.”

The idea for Curated Collection, which streamlines the design process through an interactive online process, came about over the last six to 12 months and is a nod to John’s background. John began his career as a trial lawyer but his attention to detail led him to the tech industry, where he worked for companies like Google and Twitter. For 12 years in the tech world, John focused on making products more accessible to customers, enhancing customers’ experiences and coming up with scalable solutions. Now, he’s steering the ship on Modern Homestead’s latest initiative, Curated Collection.

Right now, the traditional process to get a remodel designed, permitted and built takes several months, at minimum. John noted that many other top contractors are delaying smaller projects well into 2023, based on what he’s heard from clients and the community.

So where does that leave homeowners? It means they can put off the renovation for months, if not years, or try to do it themselves by piecing the project together with trade laborers. This means frequent starts and stops and endless frustrations. With the Curated Collection, however, the design stage can often be completed in two to three weeks, and construction timelines are also condensed, according to Modern Homestead.

“We are trying to combine our collective decades of design expertise with a more timely and transparent approach to design and construction,” John says. “In the current environment, we believe this is a way to bring premium design to smaller projects that can be completed in weeks and not years.”

The Curated Collection process begins with an online questionnaire to better understand the scope of the project, including goals, budget, style preferences and square footage. Next, Modern Homestead puts together renderings of a design theme and tentative pricing, all based on the homeowners’ preferences. Once a contract is signed, homeowners use the online portal to make final material selections, which are based on materials and products that are ready and available. When the final design is approved by the client, construction is scheduled and the work begins.

“We are servicing an area of the market that needs high-end remodeling but doesn’t want to be put on a waiting list,” John says. Speaking of a waitlist, Modern Homestead doesn’t believe in them or backlogging projects. “We are very transparent with clients if we are not the best fit for the particular type of project they’re interested in, or if a timeline just isn’t realistic,” he added. “But we’re also doing everything in our power to make our services more accessible through the Curated Collection.”