Jeri Collins Home Remodel April 01st, 2019 - 02:31:47
When you find a home remodel company that you think you might want to work with, interview them and find out the specifics of the service they provide. Superior building contractors should offer to contact you throughout the entire project on a regular basis, in order to inform you regarding how the work is going and to make sure that you understand what is happening at each step of the remodel process.
1st - Determine what is wanted vs. needed - List out all the things that you would like to see changed or improved in your remodel. Then list all the things that absolutely need to get done. This is important when trying to budget your finances. If you are going over budget on a project, this list will help weed out the all things that are not imperative. Having a jetted tub is nice in a bathroom remodel, but is it essential?
Once you've chosen a remodeling contractor, make sure you get a written agreement that explains "exactly" what you will get for your money. Don't sign a contract until you are both in complete agreement on critical details like scheduling, quality of materials and workmanship.
In today's economy many families are foregoing buying new homes. Foreclosures, tight credit and other problems with the housing market have made remodeling a home more attractive. Remodeling a home not only gives it a face lift, it can be a way to increase value, and add much needed space to a dwelling. Remodeling can range from painting to adding a room addition. No matter how small the project, a remodel can make a home look stunning and increase value by thousands of dollars.
You might need local government approvals before you start the job so make sure you comply. Also it is prudent to have necessary liability insurance as well as checking that the contractor does, by demanding proof of such in writing.
A common mistake among homeowners is to improve their house more than that of the neighborhood it is located in. While the more improved house might possibly receive more interest than others in the area marketed it is unlikely to command a premium well above the average selling price of homes in the neighborhood. A little known fact is that market price is held in check by the lowest-priced homes in your neighborhood and not the other way around.