The stakes are high when it comes to a remodel. Uninformed decisions or bad hires could make the difference between a timely project on budget and a costly disaster that drags on and upends your daily life. And the stakes only get higher with a whole-house remodel.
So what can you do? Start here. Protect yourself from the most costly remodeling mistakes with these three simple, yet often overlooked, steps in a whole-house remodel.
In this three-part series, we uncover the tips and tricks to help you remodel your entire home, from planning to preparation to the mistakes you’ll want to avoid.
- Skipping Inspections.
While inspections aren’t typically free, they are worth the cost if you can identify a problem early and solve it before it gets worse. Some inspections to consider include: electrical, HVAC, structural, roofing, termite, plumbing and more. By taking a bird’s eye view of the health of your home, you can more realistically determine how much you can spend on the fun stuff. This crucial first step will help you prioritize in a way that helps you save money — possibly thousands — in the long-run.
- Passing Up Long-term Benefits.
Cutting corners to save upfront isn’t usually a wise choice in the home construction field. Let’s say, for example, you convert your garage into a playroom for your young children, and you decide to save money on cheap insulation. Yet once the kids become teenagers, they start a band in your converted garage. All of a sudden that extra sound-proofing becomes priceless. But now, it’s more costly to add. Doing it right the first time saves you in the long run. Plus, you can always plan for a second phase!
- Ignoring Potentially Expensive Problems.
While passing up on the long-term payoff of a project isn’t wise, neither is ignoring a potentially expensive problem. Sometimes, once a project is underway, it may expose new problems with old materials. Structural problems should not be ignored in order to add that fancy granite countertop in your new kitchen.
Now that you’ve got the dream, call Randal G. Winter Construction Inc. at 661-799-8089 to make it a reality. For more information, visit www.rgwinter.com.
About Your Santa Clarita Construction Company
Santa Clarita construction company Randal G. Winter Construction strives to provide high-quality workmanship using skilled trades-people, up-to-date technology, and superior products. Our company takes into account the customer’s needs, timelines and designs, integrating those elements with our experience and knowledge of construction. Our goal is to build a finished product of which both our company and our clients are proud. We’ve been family owned and operated for over 35 years, and we take great care to treat your house with the respect it deserves.