Things To Ask Your Home Renovation Contractor

Things To Ask Your Home Renovation Contractor

When you choose a remodeling or renovation contractor it is a vital decision because the entire design and safety of the house is dependent on the quality of work. The team is going to be at your home and you will be paying them a lot to get the work completed. So, it is best to conduct detailed research so that you can pick the right contractor for the job.

Let us go through 5 questions that you should ask before you hire a renovation contractor.

  • Can I visit projects that you have done in the past?

Any renovation contractor who has done work before will have many examples of their past work. You can ask for the addresses of the location or house where the contractor has done work. So that you can witness the quality of work with your own eyes. If you are getting the outdoors done you can visit the location but, if you are getting the interiors of the house done you can ask for pictures/images.

You can ask for references from the contractor. If you call these people you can ask the former clients what they liked about the contractor’s work and if they are satisfied about his work.

  • What is the cost estimate and the time frame to finish the project?

You have to look at the macro-view of the project when you choose the contractor. They don’t need to give a day to day schedule of the project or the execution of the project but you need to have an idea as to how long the project will take to complete.

You also need to know the budget in detail; calculation of each penny that is put into the contract. A professional contractor will have a complete idea of the expenses and the complete cost of the project.

The more details he gives you in the documents, the better it is so that you can discuss with him about where the expenses can be slashed down. An itemized estimate will help to give a thorough picture of the money that will go towards renovation. If you have any questions over any item and the money spent over it you can ask for specifications.

  • Can we make changes to the project? What would be the process for that?

Things would not always go according to the remodeling project or the plan. The construction team will face issues and unforeseen structural challenges. In such a situation the problem needs to be addressed immediately. Construction products or materials can go out of stock or deliveries will not be made. When such issues are faced changes need to be made in the construction, budget and schedule.

So, you should know about the changes made and document it accordingly with the scope of work and prices mentioned in it. This document has to be signed by the contractor and you.

  • Details of the team that will be visiting the home everyday?

The main contractor will not be the person who will be visiting your home every day. His team will be overseeing the work at your home. A carpenter, plumber and project manager will be visiting your home. You should be given a point of contact – someone who can answer your queries regarding the work. You have to know how to get in touch with the team whenever needed.

  • Are you licensed?

The contractor has to have a license and you have a right to ask for it. If the contractor refuses to show it then he doesn’t have it and is not a true professional. So, you should not go ahead with project with him. These documents will protect you because it is a proof that his work has a decent foundation of knowledge and skills.

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Trends In The Construction Industry To Look For In 2020

Trends In The Construction Industry To Look For In 2020

The year 2019 has passed by and we are at the beginning of 2020. Things are changing rapidly and we need to adapt to them. Technology will impact the construction world in a big way this year. It is time we look at trends in the construction industry for the year 2020.

So, let us have a look at the trends in the construction industry for 2020: Continue reading “Trends In The Construction Industry To Look For In 2020”

Mistakes To Avoid While Designing The Bathroom

Mistakes To Avoid While Designing The Bathroom

We are not professional interior designers to know what is right or wrong for our bathroom design. Thus, we are bound to make mistakes. Often when you tweak your bathroom a bit, you are bound to make mistakes. These errors can be fixed and the interiors can look more fabulous and functional than before.

These are some common bathroom design mistakes that we see often. You can take some simple steps to correct them. Continue reading “Mistakes To Avoid While Designing The Bathroom”

Emerging Trends In Sustainable Construction

Emerging Trends In Sustainable Construction

As we see many constructions coming up and urbanization is on the rise, contractors/ construction companies need to figure out ways to reduce the detrimental effects on the environment.

Construction output is set to growth by 85% by 2030 according to a study published by Global Construction Perspectives and Oxford Economics. Construction industry will produce a revenue of $15.5 trillion. (report link: )  Continue reading “Emerging Trends In Sustainable Construction”

Mega Trends Transforming The Construction Industry

Mega Trends Transforming The Construction Industry

We are witnessing a major transformation in the construction industry. Being a part of this industry, we cannot ignore and turn a Nelson’s eye to these developments. May it be building materials or the construction process, each aspect of construction is witnessing a change. We have to adapt to these trends and make the most of them. Now, along with technological advancements there is a focus on sustainability as well. Continue reading “Mega Trends Transforming The Construction Industry”

Solar Panels for Your Home

Solar Panels for Your Home

Construction companies and customers are getting increasingly aware of the environmental impact of the construction process and methods. They have been cautious about using methods that are environmentally friendly. We have extensively spoken about sustainable construction materials in some of your blog posts. Today, we look at solar power and how solar panels can be used for your home. Continue reading “Solar Panels for Your Home”

Happy Women’s Day: Women Friendly Design Ideas

Happy Women’s Day Women Friendly Design Ideas

Women participate in the decision of purchasing a new home but, most of the times homes are designed and built for men. Builders should gradually consider to design women-friendly homes. Women directly purchase homes these days or influences the buying of a new home.

Yet most architects, engineers and homebuilders are men. It is true that more and more home buyers are single females so it is time that home builders try to build and design homes for women. Today, homes are generally built with a male perspective. But, now women’s perspective has to be considered with new solutions for innovative and functional living spaces.

Storage is a quite a challenge so pantries are getting larger and even walking closets are getting larger. Bedroom need not be large anymore because, storage is removed. Aesthetics are extremely important to attract women buyers or influencers. The house has to look attractive from the exterior before looking inside.

Tweak your plan to accommodate a few of these extras to suit women.

  • Big bath tub:

Most women don’t use a bathtub attached to the bedroom. Infact, it tiers them to keep dusting the tub and they feel guilty about all the water that it take to fill the tub. Thus, it only makes sense for the tub to be not there or be placed elsewhere. There is no preference for a big bath tub rather for over sized showers. This is especially for bigger homes and people who live in row houses or bunglows.

  • Spacious pantry:

Storage space in kitchen is essential but kitchens are being projected as entertaining spaces too. Work-in pantry should have enough storage space along with space for food preparation. It should typically have a sink and a dishwasher.

  • Space to dry clothes:

There should be enough space to dry clothes in the house and should not come in the way of other rooms. Now a days the rooms are smaller and homes are getting compact. So, in such homes its best to have space for important activities. One such work is to dry clothes. If the home design gives enough space for it, women would love it.

Also, it would be convenient to grab clothes straight out of the dryer and dry them just a few steps away.

  • Place for pets:

Women love pets so there should be enough space to accommodate pets. While planning a new home it is good to address the needs of the pet- kennels for feeding, washing, etc. This makes the home more liveable and enjoyable. There should be place for washing and storage space for the pet. 

  • Small place for office work:

Quite often women bring work at home and need their space to complete it. In the midst of the family its impossible to concentrate. So, there should be a private space with amenities to get her work done efficiently.

These are some ways in which you can design a home to suit and appeal women buyers or decision makers.

Different Types Of Wood Finishes

Different Types Of Wood Finishes

Woodend surfaces can last long when they are painted or decorated- they also look natural. There are many types of finishes that are easy to use and durable as well.

Wood finishes transform wood that looks plain and lifeless into a vibrant object with decorative features. You need to choose a finish as per the type of wood, color and durability. Wood finishes that soak into the grain cannot be removed easily. Hence be careful while you choose the finish. Continue reading “Different Types Of Wood Finishes”

Methods To Apply Finish

Methods To Apply Finish

The finish is extremely vital for the wood to look attractive and strong. You might have finished doing some furniture but the final look cannot be achieved unless you’ve applied the finish.

Wood finishes can be difficult to choose and it might look like a daunting task. It’s not easy to put a good finish, unless you are aware of what you are working with and how to apply the finish.

Let us first understand why we need to apply the finish? Continue reading “Methods To Apply Finish”