Renovation is an investment in yourself and your real estate. After prioritizing your renovation wishlist:
During a remodeling process, anticipate a major effort that may result in dust, noise, and disruptions in your home for a period. While our staff will make every effort to minimize these disruptions, there may be times when temporary relocation is necessary until the project’s completion, especially if unexpected delays occur.
Additionally, you’ll face seemingly insignificant decisions that are crucial to the overall outcome. Where should this outlet be placed? What’s the optimal showerhead height? These choices will be numerous, yet they will collectively contribute to the successful outcome of your renovation, much like finding the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.
Though not necessary for every renovation project, it’s often best to relocate during extensive remodels for convenience and to accelerate construction. Projects requiring demolition can be messy and generate large amounts of dust, making living on-site challenging.
Home renovation can take weeks to months, depending on the project’s scale. Consider disruptions and plan renovation projects during appropriate seasons. Project timelines can change, so ample research and upfront exploratory work are crucial for managing surprises.
Yes, but we recommend removing as many belongings as possible, especially important possessions. Construction generates dust that can settle on and in your belongings despite precautions.
Depending on your ability and contracting knowledge, you can tackle some of the work yourself. However, for most major home improvement and construction projects like kitchen and bathroom remodeling, it’s usually best to leave it to the professionals. If you’re looking to cut costs, there may be some aspects of the job you can handle, such as tearing out old cabinets and flooring. Your contractor may also allow you to handle trash removal, preparation work, or painting or wallpapering. Discuss with your contractor how you can assist in the process without getting in the way or causing more damage.
The size of your kitchen, the materials you choose, and the complexity of the job will greatly influence the cost. Cabinets often account for up to half of the total cost of a new kitchen and bathroom, and they’re usually the largest single expense in a remodel or upgrade. Cabinets come in a range of prices that reflect their quality, craftsmanship, and material. Keep in mind, if you try to save money by buying cheaper materials, you may end up having to replace surfaces years sooner than if you had purchased custom, high-quality products.
Labor and design costs are also significant parts of any kitchen and bathroom remodeling project. Skilled and experienced tradespeople can often offer you better value than cheaper contractors. When you’re considering a contractor to hire for your project, make sure you’re getting the most for your money in terms of labor and products.
Yes. Just like with kitchen renovations, bathroom remodeling projects can yield a 90 to 130 percent return. These increases in home value may depend on the location of your home, so consult your contractor and a real estate expert for specific return on investment information regarding your home.
No, it’s not necessary. As we specialize in design-build projects, we have our in-house designers. However, if you prefer to consult with your designer, we welcome it. We would be pleased to collaborate with you and your design team to craft a final product that meets your preferences.