You may need permits and/or HOA approval before any construction begins. A professional contractor will take care of these items for you. Some renovations that require permits include adding or demolishing a part of a building, plumbing and heating systems, creating new openings and changing window and door size. Typical projects that do not require a permit include painting and decorating, new flooring, carpet installation and a simple addition of kitchen and bathroom cabinets.
It actually depends on what needs to be done and what you want to be done. For instance, you may want to include a designer for interior space planning, the simple addition of fixtures or a change in color themes. Contractors on the other hand deal more with complex building design, making sure beams would not sag and floors would not bounce. Randal G. Winter Construction provides design consulting as part of our remodeling package and we provide the customer with the ultimate result.
Home renovation is not as simple as replacing worn out carpets or replacing torn wallpaper. Using a trusted professional can actually save time and money. A professional contractor will provide you with a written estimate of the project, a calendar of events, and in some cases a warranty on the work that they do, so you know what to expect and when and will proactively communicate with you through the process the project meets the minimum quality threshold.
It always suggested that any renovation plans must be pre-approved by the HOA in order to prevent any delays in the project. There are many instances when projects have had to be put on hold because some components of the project were disapproved by the HOA. It is also important to explain the products used clearly because a vague explanation would result in disapproval especially if the HOA has not heard of it and does not realize the benefits that come with it.