Tips For Home Additions & Home Remodeling
Here Are Some Tips On Home Additions & Home Remodels
When it comes to projects like a home addition or remodeling your home, there are a number of factors for you to consider. However, finding the right company to work with is probably the most important thing you can do. Here are a few tips for finding the right company to work with.
1. UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU WANT AND THE BUDGET IT REQUIRES
Are you financing the project or paying for it yourself? Do you know exactly what you want or do you need help deciding? If you are remodeling, are you keeping the floorplan the same or changing it? The money you choose to spend on your home addition / remodel is going to play an important role in determining what the completed project will look like. Likewise, if you focus solely on what you want out of the project, the budget it requires may become a tough pill to swallow depending on your financial situation (we do offer project financing…click here to learn more).
It will be important to work with a company that has a lot of experience doing projects like this of various sizes because they will better understand the nuances of your project and be able to offer guidance in terms of overall design while keeping to your budget.
2. DO YOUR RESEARCH
When hiring a company to build your home addition or remodel your home, do your research! One of the best and easiest places to start is by getting referrals from friends and family, which can help you narrow down your search. Once you’ve narrowed down your search to a few potential companies, it’s time to start looking for reviews from these companies. Search for the companies using resources like Google, Houzz, Angie’s List, Facebook and Better Business Bureau and see what comes up. You cannot “fake” reviews on these types of sites, so you can trust what you find.
These reviews should also demonstrate the value of the projects performed. If you are going to be spending your hard earned money on project, it’s important for you to pursue the VALUE of the project and not the price. We all know that going with the cheapest option can often result in a higher cost long term (poor labor services, poor materials used, etc).
3. CHECK THEIR PORTFOLIO
When you think you’ve found the company you want to work with, they should be able to provide you with a portfolio of their work. If they can’t readily supply you with photos, project details or customer references, then that should be a major RED FLAG.
4. UNDERSTANDING IF THE CONTRACTOR WILL HELP WITH THE DESIGN
Are the companies you’re looking at only contractors or do they offer design help as well (or in our case, AWARD WINNING design work)? There are many contractors that can take a design and build your addition or remodel your home to a spec, but many do not offer actual design assistance to help homeowners. Keselman Construction Group has a team of designers who have won awards for their design work and are up-to-date with current design trends while also being very familiar with classic designs that will stand the test of time.
5. UNDERSTAND THE PROCESS
Before you sign on the dotted line with a company, make sure you understand the process your contractor is going to follow. What is the timeline of events? How long will it take for materials to come in? Who is pulling the building permits if required? Is there a final “checklist” or walk-through when the project is completed? All of these questions should be easily answered by the remodeler you’ve hired and the should be able to provide you some type of process or plan they follow for each of their projects (click here to see ours).
If you’re in the market to build a home addition or looking to remodel your home, please take a look at our project portfolio and give us a call today at 216-269-0449 or fill out the form below and someone from our team will contact you. We would love to have the opportunity to earn your business!
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Keselman Construction Group literally rebuilt our house into our dream oasis. From the initial consultation, we gained so much trust in Zak and his company. We knew that we were in great hands! The craftsmanship and quality of work was terrific. Everyone was extremely professional and respectful. The daily communication and follow through from Vitaliy, our project manager, was extremely impressive. Our project was a larger scale whole home remodel/ addition and had many aspects that can be overwhelming especially for someone who has never been through a remodel. Vitaliy made it stress free and enjoyable.
Every step of the way was exciting! We honestly do not know what we would have done if it wasn’t for them. They took our visions and made them a reality. After completion, they still maintain a relationship to make sure everything is up to the owner’s standards. From making the architectural plans with Joe Myers to Vitaliy, our project manager, to Pat Cloonan, the landscape architect, and High Tech Pools, everyone went above and beyond during our project! We highly recommend Keselman Construction Group and all of the companies that they are associated with.