Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about working with Marvista Design + Build? View our frequently asked questions below or contact us today at (412) 652-9027 for more information.

What is design-build?

We are a team of designers, project managers, and carpenters all under one roof. From initial design to completed construction, our team handles every step of the process. Whether it’s a basic kitchen remodel or multi-floor additions, our design-build team works from start to finish to bring your vision to reality.

What is your service area?

We complete quality remodeling projects in the Pittsburgh area, including Fox Chapel, Highland Park, Lawrenceville, Mt. Lebanon, Shadyside, Squirrel Hill, Upper St. Clair, Wexford, Mount Washington, Robinson, Greenfield, Oakland, and surrounding areas in Allegheny County.

What projects do you complete?

We primarily work on quality kitchen, custom bath, and whole home remodels/additions in the Pittsburgh area.

You can visit our gallery to see some of our recently completed projects.

Can you complete a project from an existing design?

Yes—although we provide full design-build services, we can work with your architect, interior designer, or contractor to bring your vision to life.

What is your process?

Our design process focuses on the function, layout, aesthetic, and overall look of your space. Our designers provide extensive floor plans and renderings so you can be confident in your remodel. We then present a budget with a realistic construction timeline. Once the plan is approved by you, our team will begin construction and complete your dream space!

How do I budget for a kitchen remodel?

To budget for a kitchen remodel, here are some steps to follow:

  • Decide how much you want to spend, and stick to it
  • Know how the costs will break down (labor, cabinets, appliances, fixtures, countertops, lighting, fittings, etc.)
  • Set aside 20% of your budget to handle the unexpected
  • Make a list of your renovation priorities
  • Know the details of how you will pay for this project
  • Avoid extras – don’t be tempted to deviate from your budget mid-project

What is the most expensive part of a kitchen remodel?

The most expensive part of a kitchen remodel is typically the cabinet installation. Secondly, would be the new appliances, followed by the cost of new countertops. To learn more about our pricing at Marvista Design + Build, contact our design and build teams online or call us at (412) 652-9027.

Have more questions? Contact us today for more information about our design-build services in the Pittsburgh, PA area!

Take the First Step

We would love to meet with you to discuss your ideas and help you create a plan and budget that meet your goals.

Contact us to start a conversation about your remodeling ideas.


“Marvista's entire team was exceptional from start to finish. Our project manager, carpenter and crew did an amazing job and were very detailed and thorough. Communication was excellent and it was clear that our satisfaction was important. Our two-year-old son and dogs thought the guys were part of our family and missed everyone once…” - Alexis M. Read More

“They built us a most beautiful custom-made kitchen. The company was very reliable and the staff were very helpful throughout.” - Avi I. Read More

“The design and construction was excellent. The team was easy to work with, and very helpful with ideas and decision support. We continue to get rave reviews when guests see the completed kitchen.” - Bryna C. Read More

“In short, our livelihood has improved dramatically as a result of our upgraded home. Marvista does a masterful job of leveraging talented individuals from many trades and training to form a wonderful team that is committed to make the customer happy.” - Scott T. Read More

“I hired Marvista to replace a bedroom ceiling, to build a new bathroom shower, and to support a section of the house, which was sagging. All of the work was performed in a professional manner, to my liking, and at the agreed upon price. I recommend the company without hesitation.” - Marc O. Read More

“Could not have asked for a smoother process and could not be happier with the end results. Marvista’s remodel of our entire first floor included new wood flooring and a complete gut and remodel of our kitchen. They work with you from design idea through actualization with so much knowledge, experience and patience and…” - Essel Read More