You’ve decided it’s time for a renovation. Now what? To get your remodeling project started, you’ll need to find the right remodeler for the job. This can be a huge task. The best way to know if the home remodeler is right for you is to attend a free remodeling seminar and have a consultation with the company. Do your research, ask to see previously completed projects, and look over what others are saying about the company.
After the hunt for the best remodeler, the exciting part begins–creating your custom home or dream remodel. Marrokal Design and Remodeling, a premier remodeler and custom home builder in San Diego shares a remodeling checklist in today’s post.
Keep Records in a Binder or Digital Folder
Stay organized, and keep records of your transactions. These include copies of the contract, change orders, records of all payments, receipts and any correspondence with your contractor. You may also create a log or journal of all project phone calls, conversations, and activities. These records are important if you encounter problems during or after the construction.
Learn How the Payment Method Works
A reliable remodeling contractor won’t ask you for full payment upfront; instead, they will ask for partial payments before, during and after the construction. Note, however, that it’s important for you to find out the down payment limit. Some states try to regulate this to protect homeowners from fly-by-night contractors.
In California, a $1,000 deposit is usually charged and then progress payments will be collected throughout the project as its completed.
Prepare Your Home
Get your home ready before the construction begins. You may have to declutter or keep your things in temporary storage boxes to secure them. Some parts of your home may also be unavailable for use, so it’s best to create a plan to avoid hassles. If you’re living outside of the home during a remodel be sure you take important papers and medicines with you.
Unforeseen changes can cause an increase in the total remodeling cost. For instance, if a homeowner wants to add or change various materials that could cause an increase. The amount and exact materials would be discussed, approved, and signed by the homeowner before any remodeling changes would be made. It’s best to begin your remodel with wiggle room in your budget to accommodate these situations.
Marrokal Design and Remodeling offers professional remodeling services to boost your home’s beauty, functionality, and energy efficiency. Call us today at (888) 214-1544. We serve residents of San Diego, CA.