Home Remodeling FAQs
Welcome to our Home Remodeling FAQs page! Here, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions to provide you with all the essential information you need for your upcoming remodeling project. Whether you’re curious about the remodeling process, cost estimates, timelines, or the latest design trends, our FAQs section aims to address all your queries. Empowering you with valuable insights and expert advice, we are committed to ensuring your remodeling journey is smooth, informed, and ultimately results in the home of your dreams. Explore our FAQs and embark on your renovation project with confidence!
There are others out there who claim to do professional work, but we've cleaned up enough disastrous renovations to know that just because someone says he can do it, doesn't mean he can. Don't find yourself getting a great deal on a project that turns into a complete nightmare.
We hear this a lot. After many years in this industry, we’ve realized that trying to be a “Jack of all Trades” probably means you are a master of none. While we are on-site the vast majority of the time, you'd probably prefer our project manager doesn't try his hand at electrical work. So yes, we use wonderful subcontractors to do the work that they have spent their lives mastering. But this does not mean we are not present, or doing much of the work ourselves. So we do sub-contract various trades, but we would never subcontract the project itself to another contractor. Our name is on each of these projects and we take that extremely seriously.
Possibly, but most people who have tried it, say they would never do it again. It's taken years to develop the relationships we have with our vendors and subcontractors. They work hard to be as accommodating as possible with us because of this long standing, mutually beneficial relationship. The rates given to us might be very different than the rates given to a homeowner, so there might not be a great difference between hiring everyone yourself, and just allowing us to take care of the entire project.
It's sad that there are so many fly-by-night companies out there that are just looking to collect a check and get out. If we did that, we certainly couldn't operate under the same name since 2009, live and work in our community or have the flawless reviews and reputation we enjoy. We also provide contracts that legally bind us to a high standard. These contracts protect the homeowner from any fraudulent practices, or outright negligence.
Everyone's budget is different, but a useful rule of thumb is to budget about 10%-20% of the value of your home on a complete, upscale kitchen remodel. Of course, it's easy to spend more, and you can spend less, but this should help give you a rough idea of the entire cost of a kitchen project. Keep in mind, it's possible to recoup 80% or more on the cost of the kitchen when selling your home.
Bathrooms can cost anywhere from $10,000 for a simple powder room renovation, to $100,000 for high end finishes, elaborate design and all the bells and whistles. In general, you can expect to spend about $30,000-$60,000 for most master bathrooms.
We usually tell clients to contact us as soon as they have the idea that they want to start a project. The reason for this is that it can take months to finalize the design, and most cabinetry and some fixtures can take 6-12 weeks for delivery. Once the project begins it's safe to assume about 6-10 weeks for bathrooms and 8-12 weeks for kitchens. So if you want to get something done before a holiday or special date, make sure you allow enough time to plan, order materials and construction.