The Truth About Remodeling

home renovation corpus christi is one of the most stressful journeys that one can undertake. Remodeling requires an investment of both time and financial resources. Nevertheless, each year, millions of people want and need to improve their homes. Often, selling their home and moving is just not time or cost-effective. Remodeling IS the answer. However; you do not want to become a victim of a “remodeling nightmare.” You’ve heard time and again from friends and relatives, “Expect a nightmare. It will cost twice as much and take three times as long.” It does not need to be that way!

Would you go off on a long expensive vacation without first planning your trip and taking along a road map? Of course not! To do so would be a disaster. Your trip would be full of unwelcome surprises and expensive changes. Remodeling is the same way. I’ve always said “anything carefully planned, properly executed, will be a success.” A great remodeling partner helps you figure out what you want BEFORE you start by putting it down on paper and in the drawings. Professional designing with attention to the details will ensure that your project is on time, on budget, and beautiful!

Picture this – your contractor demolishes the bathroom (maybe the only one you have in the home). Three weeks later you’re still trying to get him back. His answer to you (when you finally manage to get him on his cell phone) is that the bath tub was delivered damaged and the shower fixtures were wrong. He further informs you that the job is now delayed 4 to 6 weeks. Not a good scenario. Unfortunately, this is all too often a real scenario. You want and need a Contractor who will order all the required products, get them in, open the boxes and make certain they are the right color, not broken and fit together properly before scheduling your job. Never let anyone tear up your home until everything you need to keep the job on time and running smoothly is delivered and on site. Ensure your Contractor (demand) that they use project scheduling software that will show you by day, by activity, by whom, what will be performed. There are no surprises. You should know exactly what’s going on each and every day.

Remodeling is one of the largest investments you can make in your life and home. Remodeling also provides some of the highest returns on investment. For example, a properly constructed bathroom remodel can return over 132% of the invested value. A well designed and constructed kitchen can return more than 133%. In contrast, a poorly constructed and designed project can create damage that far exceeds the savings you thought you had enjoyed by hiring “the guy your friend used to paint his house.” Only an experienced contractor with decades of hands on experience is truly familiar with construction and what can and can not be done. The best way to protect your assets and your personal belongings is to hire an experienced, licensed and insured contractor to build your project. Make sure there is a contract and professionally developed drawings that list and illustrate EXACTLY what you are getting. Your Contractor should provide you with consistent, pain-free, high quality remodeling.

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