The first and probably most important step to your home remodeling project is to research both your possibilities and your limitations in terms of cost and time. There are many resources available, such as the internet, library or family and/or friends who have had similar work done. Doing this research helps you gain a perspective on the scope of your potential project and starts the process off on the right foot.
After you have determined your goals for your whole house, bathroom or kitchen remodeling project ,you may want to get several estimates or bids from local contractors. You have to be able to provide the San Diego remodeling contractor with enough information so that they can prepare an estimate that meets your goals. You should also provide each contractor with the excact same scope of work. If you don’t, the pricing that you get from each contractor will be very difficult to interpret, which could slow you down and ultimately cost you more money. The last thing you want is a home remodeling contractor that is going to “Change Order” you until your pocket book has dried up. So, try to finalize as many of the details as possible.
This means that you, the Homeowner, must put all of your ideas and scope on paper including photocopies of pictures, any layouts, designs, sketches, etc. And never give your originals away because you may not see them again.