Remodeling your home can be a great way to feel better about your living space and increase the resale value of your home, but in order to have a positive experience, you need to plan ahead, work with someone that you trust, and ensure the lines of communication are always open. But how do you do this?
Before you even contact a Sacramento house remodel contractor, you should think about the types of changes you are interested in making and come up with a budget. This will at least give you a place to start from when you do meet with contractors and let them know what your expectations are.
For more tips about how to talk to your contractor, check out this video:
SACRAMENTO HOME REMODEL VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:
TITLE: Planning to Remodel? Tips for Communicating with Your Contractor
ANGIE HICKS: If you’re considering updating your house this year, consider remodeling the kitchen or the bathroom. Those two rooms get the best return on your investment – about 85%. The key here is not overdoing it, but keeping up with the Joneses. So if you’re the only house in the neighborhood without granite countertops, then it makes sense to add them. If you’re not, skip out on that extra.
PHIL GETTUM: We talk about what you want to do, we come up with the design that satisfies those goals, and then the process goes from there, depending upon the cost and the costs involved and what selections need to be made. And then we execute the project with our staff, and then of course service after the sale.
ANGIE HICKS: To make sure your remodeling project goes smoothly, the key is plan, plan, plan, and communicate, communicate, communicate. So plan ahead, lay out your budget, have ideas ahead of time, and then communicate with your contractor regularly. That starts with the estimate, with documenting the contract, all the way through the entire project.