There’s a lot of information out there regarding what your home remodeling Torrance consultant wants you to know. But what about the other way round?
Despite being professionals in the field, each project that contractors gets is new to them. The design, the property’s history, and the client’s needs; it’s all a blank slate. And truth be told, unless you tell them, they won’t know what you expect from them.
This is why we’ve put together a nifty list of design particulars we’d want to know about so your project can go smoothly and effectively!
– Any Design Changes You Require
Even if you’ve finalized the blueprint for your home remodel, we expect some changes and modifications along the way. The problem starts when those changes end up being ‘recommended’ towards the end of the project.
Aside from being quite wasteful—since materials may have been ordered already—any change you make only adds time to the project, which impacts the deadline. In short, there’s a ripple effect. If there are design changes that need to be made, notify your contractor as soon as possible, before the work begins so there’s no delay later.
– Whether You or Your Contractor Should Pull Permits
Typically, your contractor will pull a permit for any general renovations. But keep in mind that this depends on local ordinances. In some states, homeowners are required to apply for permits for any construction on their property.
Whatever the situation, be sure to consult with your contractor before going ahead with the application process.
– Any Expected Complications
Got termites in the wall? You might want to tell your remodeler about it! While your contractor has probably dealt with a lot of construction issues over the years, you need to arm them with all the knowledge they need so things don’t get messed up. In this case, the walls coming down in one heap because the insides are pocked like Swiss cheese.
– Your Budget
It’s a common misconception that telling your contractor your budget will lead to them milking it for all it’s worth. If you have a reliable licensed contractor working for you, there won’t be any such problem.
More often, issue arises when you hire a cheap contractor to save money. Always look for references and ask around before hiring someone so you know your budget will be managed wisely.
– If you’re Providing Material
Some homeowners provide their own material to save money. If that is the case, keep in mind that you’re responsible for ensuring that the material is right for the job.
If you’re not experienced in the field, you might end up making mistakes regarding measurements. That would mean replacing the material in question. Before buying material, it’s best if you talk to us about it so you know you’re making the right choice.
For more information regarding home remodeling in Torrance CA and any project management details in Torrance, CA; schedule a free consultation with us!
We’ll be happy to help!