Home Remodeling 101
Home remodeling is a big project to undertake, even if you aren’t doing the remodeling part on your own. As an experienced contracting company in Savannah, we get a lot of questions regarding remodeling a home. We’ve compiled this list of the most common home remodeling questions and answers to help you with your remodeling journey and be the informed consumer you want to be before diving into a remodeling project in Savannah. If you have questions we didn’t answer, leave us a comment or give us a call, we would be happy to help in any way we can.
How much will my remodel cost?
Your specific home remodeling costs will depend on the level of remodeling, the features you choose, and the size of your space. There are several ways to pay for your remodeling work including savings and home renovation loans. When budgeting for your home remodeling project, consider how much you can comfortably afford each month. We also recommend planning by getting an idea of what you’d like to remodel and talking with a contractor who can help you figure out what the cost will be. From there you can decide if it’s too much and talk to your contractor about different options or go ahead and go through with the project. Also, make sure you factor in your potential home improvement tax deductions.
How long will my remodel take?
Again this question depends on the type of remodeling you are interested in for your home. The remodeling timeline will be different depending on which room you’re remodeling, how big the space is, and the decision making between you and your remodeler. Here are a couple of resources on the most popular remodels and how long they take. Also, consider where you will live during the remodel.
How long Does a Kitchen Remodel Take?
How long Does it Take to Remodel a Bathroom?
Where should I start remodeling?
If you’re looking to remodel your whole home, you may be wondering where to start or if you should do it all at once. If you’re living in your home through the remodel, you may want to take the remodel room by room. However, if you won’t be in the house throughout the remodel, you may want to do everything at once, which could help streamline the process. The first step to remodeling your home is research. Take a look around your home – now what is a functional problem and what is a design problem. What would you like your home to look like? Get some inspiration from sites like Houzz or Pinterest and what others have done. Once you have a good idea of what you’d like to do, start researching remodelers who can help you achieve your vision.
Do I need a building permit to remodel my home?
Most likely. If you’re working with a certified remodeler they should be able to take care of all building or remodeling permits you may need for your home remodel. There is a process for any remodeling project, so here’s what you can expect.
How to Choose the Right Remodeler?
The best advice we can give you here is to do your research. Get the details on the contractor’s process, timeline, price point, and any other details that are important to you in an easy to understand estimate or proposal. Be careful choosing a contractor solely based on price as there will be contractors who don’t have the experience, certifications, or other important qualifications but may have a lower price. Our final piece of home remodeling advice is to contact Coastal Contracting today.