5 facts you should know when building
1 - Have a Plan!
You wouldn’t drive on a long, expensive trip without a plan of where you were going? Unless you like to be surprised! Well, in building and remodeling, the only surprises are disastrous ones. We will help you figure out what you want before you start and put it on paper. What’s needed to be included in the layout? Do you want to get specific equipment or appliances installed? What colors are you using? We will work with you to answer and document all of these answers before a single hammer hits the wall or foundation is poured.
2 - Don’t Start Until All Building Materials Are In.
We will order the products, get them in, open the boxes and make certain they are the right color, not broken and fit together properly. You don’t want your project to stall because the tile will be delayed by 6 weeks. Our goal is to start the project and work until it is finished. Our clients are much happier when it’s on time.
3 - Hire a Professional. All Companies Are NOT Created Equal
A homebuilding or remodeling project is one of the largest investments you can make. A properly constructed bathroom remodel can return over 132% of the invested value. In contrast, a poorly constructed project can create damage that far exceeds the savings you thought you had enjoyed by hiring “the guy your friend used to paint his room.”
By hiring Hall’s Custom Construction, you know you are getting an experienced, licensed and insured contractor to build your project. We will provide a contract that lists exactly what you are getting, a “guaranteed price” (a professional should be able to tell you exactly what it will cost) and a guaranteed time frame.
4 - Let Your Contractor Buy The Materials
Yes, you can save a few bucks if you buy that marble yourself and get your friends pick up truck to bring it home. The problem is that most homeowners don’t know what to buy, what fits with what or how much to buy. Getting the wrong materials will end up slowing down the project and could start the inevitable blame game that can ensue if something goes wrong. Do you really have time to go back and forth from the home store to return the wrong thing and get the right one... five times!
5 - Don’t Make Changes
Changes are the single largest cause of remodeling cost increases. You’ve done everything right so far. You’ve followed the previous four secrets but you just can’t help yourself and you make changes during construction.
The schedule flies off track, we might have to stop work until the new materials arrive. The key to not making changes is to get the plan right in the first place and be certain that we know exactly what you want. Remember Tip 1-Have A Plan. Don’t sign a contract until every product, color and layout is exactly what you want and then let the professionals go to work.
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