- 1 Selecting a Home Remodeling Contractor
- 2 Home Remodeling Project Planning
- 3 Home Remodeling Timeline
- 4 Life During Home Remodeling
- 5 Life After Home Remodeling
At Koncept Design + Build, we intimately craft customized plans that perfectly reflect your vision and emotion. For each project 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 project is uniquely crafted and uniquely executed. Our home remodeling services are wholistic: we are fully devoted to all stages of your home remodeling project.
Koncept Design + Build is driven by passion and profound connections with our clients. With our 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 enhances your sense of home.
Selecting a Home Remodeling Contractor
Massive closets, built-in bars, and exclusive laundry rooms – these may be just a few things on your wishlist. When remodeling your home, you have the opportunity to transform your property into a fun, functional space where you can live, work, and play.
Of course, the home remodeling process is not always easy. Preparing for a home remodel can be taxing on homeowners, both financially 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 difference between getting the job done right and dealing with a total nightmare. Start by asking the contractor about licenses and insurance. Proper licenses and insurance demonstrates the contractor’s knowledge of the industry and credibility. To acquire a license, a home remodeling contractor must take an exam and prove mastery of building codes. Licenses and insurance also minimizes 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 type of remodel you need, such as someone who specializes in kitchen remodels. A portfolio should include a variety of recent projects 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 company been in business? Does the contractor have a honest relationship with customers and other contractors such as plumbers and electricians? 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 Project Planning
Home remodeling costs can vary significantly depending on the contractor you choose, the materials used, and the quality of 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 according to the plans, budget, and timeline established by the contractor. It is important to realize that the final cost is only an estimate based on these factors and not a definitive final price.
Home Remodeling Design Plans
Your home design will play a crucial role in the cost of the remodel. Start by factoring in the square footage of the renovation space. The larger the area being renovated the more costly the project is going to be. You will also need to account for labor costs. These costs can greatly vary depending on the contractor and his level of experience in the industry. One of the biggest costs you will face is for materials. Avoid using cheap materials that could ultimately affect the final look of your space. For example, tiled countertops are not going to look as nice as quartz and will be more difficult to maintain.
Home Remodeling Timeline
When you start a home remodeling project, one of the first questions you will have is “how long will this take?” Project length and time estimates can sometimes be difficult to calculate. However, most qualified contractors can provide pre-construction assessments 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 timeline of six weeks from start to finish. Smaller projects like bathroom remodels may only take three to five weeks, while larger projects like basement remodels can take upwards of eight weeks or more.
Home Remodeling Planning
Planning is the first step in the home remodeling process. The amount of time the planning stage takes depends on the complexity of the project, but can take anywhere from a couple of weeks to six months. While the planning stage may take longer than you expected, know that a well-planned remodel project can lessen the likelihood of problems later on.
Home Remodeling Materials
It will also take time to choose and order materials. Depending on the type of materials ordered, you can expect it take up to two months. Custom orders can take slightly longer as they must be personalized to your specifications. Materials are typically ordered after the plan is approved and the contract is signed.
Home Remodeling Demolition
Demolition is typically involved in most home remodeling projects. The extent of this demolition can range from clearing a specific room to gutting an entire house. Costs can vary depending on the size, location, and complications such as the presence of asbestos.
The demolition stage of the home remodeling process can be quite unpredictable. While you can always plan 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 expect it take anywhere from one to six months.
Home Remodeling Construction
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 is customized to each project. Once the space has been demoed and the materials ordered are in, you can expect construction to 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 process can be stressful for many homeowners, especially those new to remodeling.
However, keeping an open line of communication and knowing what the process entails before it begins can help the project go much more smoothly. Instead of focusing on the 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.