At Koncept Design + Build, we intimately craft customized plans that perfectly reflect your vision and emotion. For eachproject our remodeling process is tailored to best serve your unique needs. Koncept Design + Build ensures you, your home,and your vision, are all treated with care, respect, and dedication. We are committed to ensuring your home remodeling projectis uniquely crafted and uniquely executed. Our home remodeling services are wholistic: we are fully devoted to all stagesof your home remodeling project.
Koncept Design + Build is driven by passion and profound connections with our clients. Withour expertise and comprehensive experience your home will be treated with respect, care, and dedication. Like sculptors,we will render new beauty from the old. Together, we will create a gorgeous, distinct space that inspires warmth and enhancesyour sense of home.
Selecting A Contractor
Massive closets, built-in bars, and exclusive laundry rooms – these may be just a few things on your wishlist. When remodelingyour home, you have the opportunity to transform your property into a fun, functional space where you can live, work, andplay.
Of course, the home remodeling process is not always easy. Preparing for a home remodel can be taxing on homeowners, bothfinancially and emotionally. However, most agree that the outcome is well worth it.
Do not settle when it comes to choosing a home remodeling contractor. An experienced, qualified contractor can mean the differencebetween getting the job done right and dealing with a total nightmare. Start by asking the contractor about licenses andinsurance. Proper licenses and insurance demonstrates the contractor’s knowledge of the industry and credibility. To acquirea license, a home remodeling contractor must take an exam and prove mastery of building codes. Licenses and insurance alsominimizes the risk to homeowners and ensures that you will not be responsible if a worker becomes injured during your project.
Next, check out the contractor’s portfolio. The right home remodeling contractor for you will have experience in the typeof remodel you need, such as someone who specializes in kitchen remodels. A portfolio should include a variety of recentprojects completed with photographs to show the final results.
Not all contractors will provide a physical portfolio. Instead, they may direct you to a website with images of past work.When comparing home remodeling contractors, look for the following qualifications:
- Experience with similar projects
- References from satisfied customers
- Ability to complete a project under a deadline
- Knowledge of building codes
Before making your decision, take a closer look at the company you are choosing to complete your home remodeling project.References can tell you a lot about a company’s past work and ability to provide clients with outstanding customer service.Also access the company’s history.
Does the contractor have a positive presence in the community? How long has the companybeen in business? Does the contractor have a honest relationship with customers and other contractors such as plumbers andelectricians? Does the contractor work with a team of qualified employees with a respectable amount of experience and training?Ask yourself these important questions when choosing a home remodeling contractor.
Home remodeling costs can vary significantly depending on the contractor you choose, the materials used, and the qualityof the service provided. At the start of your home remodeling project, your contractor will provide pre-construction assessments.
This document is a detailed cost analysis of the project’s budget, schedule, construction team, design plan and specifications,and overall scope of work. A pre-construction assessment can help you determine if your project can be completed accordingto the plans, budget, and timeline established by the contractor. It is important to realize that the final cost is onlyan estimate based on these factors and not a definitive final price.
Your home design will play a crucial role in the cost of the remodel. Start by factoring in the square footage of the renovationspace. The larger the area being renovated the more costly the project is going to be. You will also need to account forlabor costs. These costs can greatly vary depending on the contractor and his level of experience in the industry. One ofthe biggest costs you will face is for materials. Avoid using cheap materials that could ultimately affect the final lookof your space. For example, tiled countertops are not going to look as nice as quartz and will be more difficult to maintain.
When you start a home remodeling project, one of the first questions you will have is “how long will this take?” Projectlength and time estimates can sometimes be difficult to calculate. However, most qualified contractors can provide pre-constructionassessments based on past experiences and a high level of knowledge of the industry.
On average, a home addition can take about three to four months to complete, while a kitchen remodel has an average timelineof six weeks from start to finish. Smaller projects like bathroom remodels may only take three to five weeks, while largerprojects like basement remodels can take upwards of eight weeks or more.
Planning is the first step in the home remodeling process. The amount of time the planning stage takes depends on the complexityof the project, but can take anywhere from a couple of weeks to six months. While the planning stage may take longer thanyou expected, know that a well-planned remodel project can lessen the likelihood of problems later on.
It will also take time to choose and order materials. Depending on the type of materials ordered, you can expect it takeup to two months. Custom orders can take slightly longer as they must be personalized to your specifications. Materials aretypically ordered after the plan is approved and the contract is signed.
Demolition is typically involved in most home remodeling projects. The extent of this demolition can range from clearinga specific room to gutting an entire house. Costs can vary depending on the size, location, and complications such as thepresence of asbestos.
demolition stage of the home remodeling process can be quite unpredictable. While you can alwaysplan ahead and estimate how long these stages will take, it may ultimately end up taking a shorter or longer amount of time,depending on the number of hurdles faced during the project. Depending on the size of the space being demoed, you can expectit take anywhere from one to six months.
Once demolition is complete, the construction process can begin. The cost of construction will depend on a number of factors,such as the size of the space and what features you are looking to add. Adding additional features to a room such as a closet,pantry, deck, porch, or staircase will ultimately increase the cost. Like every aspect of the remodel, the construction iscustomized to each project. Once the space has been demoed and the materials ordered are in, you can expect constructionto take between two and six weeks.
Life During Home Remodeling
Living through a home remodel is not always easy. The chaos involved in the planning, demolition, and construction processcan be stressful for many homeowners, especially those new to remodeling.
However, keeping an open line of communicationand knowing what the process entails before it begins can help the project go much more smoothly. Instead of focusing onthe disarray in your home during the remodel, think about how beautiful your home will look after it is complete.
Life After Home Remodeling
Most people can only dream of what they would like their house to be. For those lucky enough to undergo a home remodel, these dreams can come true. The ‘before’ and ‘after’ of most home remodeling projects are incredible. After a home remodel, a space is cleaner, more functional, and aesthetically-pleasing. If you are ready to completely transform your home, get started on your own home remodeling project with Koncept Design + Build.