Our Process

design. build. enjoy!

Undertaking a remodeling project can feel overwhelming. Not to worry though, working with a design-build firm can make the process easier than you think! By partnering with a firm like Charleene’s Houses, you get to work with one company throughout the design and construction phases of your home remodeling project in Baltimore. This saves you time and money that you can put into enjoying and making the most out of your newly updated spaces!

Charleene and her team of experts will take great care to understand your needs, create a design plan to meet your vision and oversee and manage the construction to bring your vision to life.

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Phase 1


After an initial, high-level call to determine if we're a good fit to work together, we'll meet you for a free, one-hour in-person consultation. Bring your vision and all the questions!

Phase 2

Design Plan

We'll design your blueprints, elevations and renderings to achieve your vision, including revisions based on your feedback. You're halfway there!

Phase 3


If you choose to move forward, we'll start preparing for your project! This includes finalizing the budget, signing the construction agreement, scheduling the build, ordering materials and pulling zoning permits.

Phase 4

Build Phase

Time for demo & construction! We'll keep things tidy with plastic zipper walls and daily clean-ups. A member of our team will be on site every business day to keep things on track & jump in if any issues arise.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which areas does Charleene's Houses serve?

Charleene’s Houses serves the Northern Baltimore, Maryland area including Owings Mills, Pikesville, Towson, Timonium, Cockeysville, Parkville, Perry Hall, Lutherville and Catonsville. Basically any area accessible along the Baltimore I-83 corridor.

How much will my remodel cost?

The average home remodel can range from $15,000 to $200,000. It really depends on the type of remodel and the characteristics of the build. At Charleene’s Houses, we provide our fully transparent line-by-line scope of work where the budget includes each cost item broken out by labor and materials, our supervision cost, our overhead cost and our profit.

How long will my remodel take?

A home remodel can take anywhere from 2 to 6 months or more, depending on the type of remodel. A cosmetic refresh of a bathroom will take much less time than designing and building out a brand new addition, for example. We can give you a close estimate after we’ve discussed your project.

What happens after my remodel is complete?

We warranty all of our work for one full year. If anything goes wrong, just give us a call and we’ll be out right away to fix the issue.

Why should I hire Charleene's Houses for my Baltimore-area remodel?

Charleene's Houses is not your typical design + build firm. We are a small, woman-owned business that is committed to providing clients with top-tier service and attention. Charleene Doverspike has decades of experience in design-build renovations and is a relentless problem solver and leader.

Charleene and her team of experts have helped countless families love their home by always listening, making recommendations aligned with their goals, being reliable and making sure every detail is executed to plan.