Did you know that Americans are expected to spend about $2.7 billion (yes, billion with a “b”) on Halloween decorations this year? We love making our homes look super spooky for all the little superheroes and princesses. While it’s great fun to scare and be scared at this time of year, your home remodeling process should not be a frightening experience. But have no fear: we have some tips that can get you through any size remodeling project without waking up screaming in the middle of the night.
1. List Your Remodeling Project Priorities
Start by making a list of changes you’d like in your home and put the items in order of importance: what you must have, what you’d like to have and what you’d like but can live without. Everyone knows what to expect right from the start when you have a clear idea of your priorities and budget before beginning. We’ll plan your project based on what’s most important to you, so that you’ll have NO surprises.
2. Check References
Talk to people who have remodeled to find out if they would refer their contractor to friends and family. Hearing someone’s personal experience can be one of the most helpful factors in giving you a solid basis for making a decision. The trust factor is very important: learn about the contractor’s licenses, insurance, professional affiliations (such as NARI), certifications, and more. We’re always happy to have you talk to clients we’ve worked with in the past.
3. Get Design Guidance
Getting the fine details of a design just right is very important. And there will be lots of decisions to make during the process of remodeling. We’ll provide you our expert guidance in both design and construction, even if you’re feeling overwhelmed or confused trying to select light fixtures or faucets. We want you to feel comfortable, knowing you are getting the best advice and making the right decisions. This means any stress you might have can be greatly reduced – if not eliminated.
4. Communicate and Ask Questions
We let you know what to expect at each step and what information we will need from you. We put an emphasis on clear communications, not only between you and our staff, but also among our staff members and our specialty trade contractors. This ability to get concerns and questions addressed quickly during a remodeling project is extremely important, and calms any fears you may have.
5. Pick the Best Remodeling Process
We offer the “Design Build” remodeling process for homeowners who would like the simplicity, peace of mind, and ease of working with one trusted company from concept through completion, and a single company that will be responsible for solving any issues relating to the project. We believe the “Design Build” process we use is less stressful for most homeowners and for most types of home remodeling projects.
Don’t be afraid to make the changes you’d love to see in your home! We make sure your remodeling experience with us is so good you are comfortable – maybe even eager – to use us in the future and recommend us to your friends. We know our reputation depends on it! If you would like to reduce the stress of your next home remodeling effort, be sure and contact us about the project.