A little background Remodeling is like building a house from the ground up, it takes all the same trades and suppliers to get the job done. Most remodeling projects when complete have incorporated the same materials and construction procedures that went into the original construction. We have matched the stucco or brick or siding and the trim styles and materials. We have matched paint colors and textures and blended the new work into the old. That transition and the ability to do it smoothly is one of the things that separates professional remodelers from builders and others. At the same time many clients want the newest innovations built into their project. We must work with everything from the latest technology to systems that aren't even used in modern construction. These are some of the reasons that experience counts so much in accomplishing your project goals. We have been in the remodeling business since 1973. During that time we have developed relationships with sub contractors and vendors that are able to provide a high degree of professionalism and experience. They understand just like our employees do that we are working in your home. We are aware that we are in a home first and a construction project second. We won't be tracking mud across your carpet and we don't have boom boxes.
How to get started Here are some things you can do to make the process of remodeling work smoothly.
Before you talk to a contractor, make a list of the things you want to accomplish and why so that when you are discussing your project we can better understand your goals. The more we know about your objectives, the more help we can be in the design stage. Changes during design don't cost anything. Once the construction gets going they can be costly.
Set an appointment to discuss your project. It is best to have all the interested parties at the initial conference so that everyone can start on the same page. This is where we take measurements and pictures and learn what you want to accomplish. We will take this information and turn it into a design and proposal that will describe the job and the cost to complete it.
Once you have decided on a design and agreed on a price we generate the necessary plans and specifications and obtain the building permits. If you live in an area where an association needs to approve your project, these plans will work for that as well.
That is pretty much all there is to getting started. Some projects are a little more complicated and some are a little easer but if we do a good job of planning, the project will flow smoothly.