As your home remodeling specialists, we at Falk Construction Inc. have seen it all when it comes to remodeling projects. Whether you’re considering basement finishing, bathroom remodeling, kitchen remodeling or other related services, we can ensure you get the highest quality service available in Ogden and the surrounding areas.
With so much experience in the field, we know exactly what goes into a healthy remodeling project – and we’re here to pass this expertise on to you. Here are several insights we can offer on areas you should prioritize headed into a home remodeling project.
Specific, Realistic Goals
Perhaps the single most common factor in derailing a remodeling project is underestimating the complexity of the process. Just because a project seems relatively simple when you envision it in your head does not mean it will be that easy when it comes time to do the actual work, and you should take the time to understand the factors that go into this.
For this reason, we recommend speaking with our pros early in the remodeling process to lay out specific, realistic goals. We can help you manage your expectations based on a logical assessment of our services and your desires, ensuring we make the right decisions about how to proceed. A good plan will also allow us to tackle any unexpected issues without hassle.
While having a plan and expectations is a must, so is staying flexible – both with your time and your money. We always recommend that clients budget a bit above our standard asking price, with 10 percent over the project bid serving as a good industry benchmark.
Flexibility is about more than money, though. Perhaps you’re finishing your basement, for example, and our contractors discover subpar electrical work was done years ago when the home was first built. In this case, we may need some extra time to bring the space up to code before we can continue the project. We’ll build these kinds of possible delays into our timelines, but you have to be prepared to be patient if they crop up.
Active, Not Passive
Communication is vital throughout this process, not just during the planning stages. We appreciate that you want to stay out of the way and let our pros do the job you hired them for, but taking an active role in understanding the work being done is vital. Our contractors will speak with you ahead of each major step in the remodeling process, preparing you for what’s next and allowing you to ask questions. We welcome your involvement as much as possible.
Finally, having a great contracting team on hand for your remodeling project is of paramount importance. Subpar contractors will often charge the same amounts or even more for lower quality work – work that often wears down or falls apart far too quickly.
Don’t open yourself up to that risk. Instead, call the pros at Falk Construction Inc. today to learn about how we can help with your next home remodeling project