Remodeling Books

Part 2: The Process – Step by Step

Part 2 of Renovate, Remodel…Relax! is all about getting ready for your remodel. You’ll find out how to hire the key professionals your project requires, work with your contractor to outline your project, and ensure your project remains on time and on budget.

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Chapter 4: The Initial Contact

-How to communicate with contractors & understand how they communicate with homeowners.

-How to prepare for the first meeting with your contractor to ensure you’re on the same page.

Chapter 5: The Design Process

– How to know if you need the assistance of an interior designer … and how to hire one if you do.

-How to know when you need an architect.

–Why a Design/Build firm can be a better choice than hiring a designer, construction company or architect separately.

– Helpful advice that will aid you in the design process, including layout, product selection, and scope development.

–7 critical questions to ask your contractor before the project begins.

Chapter 6: Proposals and Decisions

–How to overcome “sticker shock” if a project costs more than you were expecting.

-How to determine if you need a building permit.

-11 questions you must ask your designer before work begins.

-What to do when you want to change something during the remodeling phase (with the right contractor, it’s much easier than you think. With the wrong contractor, this can be an absolute nightmare).

Chapter 6: Proposals and Decisions

–How to overcome “sticker shock” if a project costs more than you were expecting.

-How to determine if you need a building permit.

-11 questions you must ask your designer before work begins.

-What to do when you want to change something during the remodeling phase (with the right contractor, it’s much easier than you think. With the wrong contractor, this can be an absolute nightmare).

Chapter 8: The Contract and Workflow

-Every detail a reputable company will put in their contract.

-The pre-construction checklist you must adhere to for a smooth project.

-Understanding the responsibilities of the contractor you hire.