Remodeling Roadmap

Outside of buying your home, remodeling may be the single biggest investment you make. You need to know the remodeling contractor you choose is a full-time, dedicated remodeling professional. 

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Proper Planning is Essential

Think your project through from start to finish

Your home represents a large investment. Its proper care and maintenance are essential. Your home must suit your present needs as well as your lifestyle.

Plan for now and later

Carefully plan your home improvements so you can update your home, increase the value of your investment, and customize your living space — all for a lot less than the cost of a new house.

Think long term for the budget

Carefully consider what you can afford to spend and what you can afford to borrow, keeping in mind that the improvements you envision should enhance your property’s value. Establishing a realistic budget first will help you to make decisions later, and better enable a remodeling contractor or other design professional to prepare a plan which suits your requirements.

Assess the present

Look over your property carefully. What repairs are needed? What improvements would you like? Think ahead and determine your future needs. Do you need an additional bedroom, a refurnished bath, or a modern kitchen? Professional remodeling contractors can help you in your planning by outlining options and discussing the improvements you can make within your budget.

Review the directory of PRO Members in your area:

PRO Metro DC
PRO Central Virginia
PRO Greater Philadelphia

Protect Your Investment: Work with a Professional Contractor

Be sure to put all changes in writing if the scope of complexity of your remodeling project is modified while work is being done. The amendment should be agreed upon by both parties.

Ask your professional contractor to provide certification of insurance covering workers’ compensation, property damage and personal liability.

Choosing a course of action

Depending on your own needs and the size and complexity of your intended remodeling project, there are several different options for you to explore in attempting to crystallize your ideas. In order to best achieve your objective, you should attempt to define which of the following alternatives represents the best approach for your project.

Remodeling projects above by Michael Nash Design Remodeling & Homes, Pristine Acres, Marks-Woods Construction Services, Schroeder Design/Build and BOWA