During the Remodel
What should you expect during the remodeling period?
Prepare yourself. Knowing what lies ahead during major renovations will sooth your nerves and relieve you during your remodeling journey.
For those of you who have never experienced a remodel, room addition or a big construction project before, it’s okay to feel a bit excited and nervous at the same time! How much will it cost? How long will it take? Between the large expense and the excitement of anticipating your finished remodel, it’s hard not to feel a little apprehensive. Knowing what to expect can help diminish your fears and better prepare you for the upcoming adventure.
Sierra Remodeling is here to calmly walk you through the entire process and, we want you to know up-front what to expect, including surprises, during the entire process!
Your List of Expectations
We have developed a formal List of Expectations that we drill into everyone’s head here at Sierra Remodeling. We emphasize our high standards within this list to our staff at every opportunity and, you may download the document for your reference purposes. We hang our List of Expectations on every job-site to constantly remind our field tradesmen every day. It’s important to us!
1. Cost Discipline
I expect to understand the accurate cost for the project at contract signing. I also understand my change orders will alter the cost of the project upon completion.
2. To Be Heard!
I expect my visions to be understood by Sierra Remodeling and reflected in the design process. I also expect the completed remodel or custom home to resemble the plans I was given at contract signing.
3. Time Commitments
I expect my project to be completed as advertised by Sierra Remodeling. I understand the completion date will shift should there be: delays in materials; unforeseen repairs discovered; or change orders submitted by me.
4. Industry Standards
I expect all work to be designed and completed in accordance with industry standards and city and county codes. I understand that Sierra Remodeling will execute professional repairs and renovations including proper planning and construction.
I expect quality products and materials as well as craftsmanship.
I expect my home to be treated with the utmost care and cleanliness during construction. I expect to be informed daily of who will be in my home and their expected arrival/departure times. I understand Sierra Remodeling will keep my family, my pets and my home safe and secure during the project.
7. Proper Execution
I expect my remodeling or home building to be executed with precision and without unnecessary interruptions from beginning to end.
8. Honest Practices
I expect Sierra Remodeling to conduct honest business practices. I understand the contractor will recommend sound and economical problem resolutions during the on-site construction.
I expect the contractor to keep my home reasonably clean during the entire remodeling project. I understand that fine dust lands everywhere and, I will cover my possessions and vacuum daily to minimize the mess.
I expect my home, furnishings and fixtures to be kept in an orderly, safe and secure manner. I understand incoming materials and chemicals will be properly stacked and stored and, any spills will be immediately cleaned up.
We do everything we can to minimize disruption in your home and your life
The reality of home remodeling and custom home building are the inconveniences brought about during this huge undertaking. It’s a dusty, noisy and hectic journey that quickly begins; never seems to end; and then all of a sudden, is done. You will experience remodeling fatigue and then remodeling joy! In order to not sugar coat the process and, to fully prepare you for our on-site visit, we list the inconveniences you may experience during this exciting time.
It’s our job to make these annoyances less painful and, lend you a guiding hand while making a complicated process look easy. Please read our Clients Comments and, be assured, we are pretty darn good at this!
READ OUR CLIENTS COMMENTS
For larger projects or for rooms that are open to larger areas of your home, we will often build temporary walls around these areas to control the mess. An added benefit of these walls is that they also help to keep pets and children from dangerous conditions.
During especially messy parts of your project we will shut off your furnace or air conditioner to keep dust from traveling throughout your home. Rest assured we will do our best to minimize the dust on your project.
Tip: To prevent damage to your furniture and reduce your cleaning, place throw sheets over everything closest to the remodel zone. Vacuuming every evening will go a long way towards keeping fine dust from being tracked throughout your home.
Tip: Remodeling involves destruction and construction and both, by their very nature, will not allow you much peace or quiet. Should you be present on-site during the project, we recommend hearing protection when needed.
Tip: We simply call it, “Sierra Remodeling joy!”
Tip: Stay the course — remodeling fatigue will be short lived especially when you get to move back into your lovely, brand new remodeled room!
No, you won’t be laughing, and neither will we. But, be prepared budget-wise and time-wise for unforeseen problems since they will always happen! Especially if you have an older home that was built long ago when there was only one county home inspector who often was not available!
Tip: Be well prepared for these surprises. Having cash on hand that’s a bare minimum of 10 percent above contract for contingencies will help alleviate your stress. Budget an additional 20 percent if you want to worry less.
You decide that you want that premium dishwasher after all! Or, an “ah ha!” moment occurs and, you must have that wall removed. Or, termites have been eating a load bearing support beam – ouch! Yes, all of these are examples that will require a change order.
Tip: Confidence and decisiveness are key.
Tip: Sierra Remodeling loves building our communities one home at a time!
[Entire Home Remodel]
Thank you for the excellent work you have performed on re-constructing my burned out house. The caliber of work is superior and the house is better than it ever was. I am very pleased with the final results. It was always a pleasure to work with the staff at your company. As the contractor Scott Miller saw that every detail was worked out. His partner, Jeremy, was personable and very easy to work with. I can’t remember all the people who worked on the house but please extend my thanks for a job well done to Mary, Poncho, Steve, Debra, and all the others.
Thank you for e-mailing the warranty information and for the invoice. Payment is enclosed.
Feel free to contact me if there are any other papers or other loose ends that need to be completed.
Wishing your company every success in the future.