Using checklists is a great way to organize complicated projects such as home remodeling. In this blog, local general contractor JJ Quality Builders of the Palm Beaches shares some of the things that should not be left off your home remodeling checklist.
- Choose Your Contractor — Once you have decided on the kind of remodeling project to prioritize, start looking for a contractor as soon as possible. Vetting your roofing contractor can be time-consuming, given the licenses, certifications and references that you have to verify. Searching for your contractor early on will let you pace your calls across several days.
- Building Permit Application — Building permits are typically required if your project will change the building structure. In most cases, the home renovation contractor applies for the permit. Finalizing your remodeling plans and applying for the building permit early on can help you avoid delays. You should also check with the local homeowners’ association if your remodeling plans will comply with their rules or policies.
- Compare Materials — During the consultation, your contractor may offer certain materials that you may not be familiar with. Make it a point to ask about them; your contractor can bring you samples so you can look at and feel them firsthand. Make it a point to ask your contractor to recalculate the project cost when you select a different material, as it will dramatically change the final cost.
- Research Financing Options — As with many other types of transactions, cash remains king. However, it’s not the only option available to you. Credit card and contractor financing are among the most popular options. In fact, we at JJ Quality Builders of the Palm Beaches offer financing from Ygrene and Renovate America. Other options you can look into include cash-out financing, home equity loans (HEL), and home equity line of credit (HELOC). The latter options can be considered if you’re planning on large-scale projects such as a bedroom addition or basement conversion.
JJ Quality Builders of the Palm Beaches is your leading provider of home remodeling services, including stucco repair. Give us a call at (561) 932-4181 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.