Home Remodeling Tips and Ideas

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Home Remodeling Tips and Ideas

Home Remodeling Tips and IdeasYour home . . . Where families grow and make memories that are woven into the very fabric of every room. A home is where children and grandchildren escape the world to a place of love, safety, and comfort. In this unique escape, all the worries of the world quietly drift away, and life is about sharing, caring, and laughter.  Home is where you grow dreams and memories.  This article on Home Remodeling Tips and Ideas will help get you there.

If you’re considering a kitchen, bathroom or interior remodeling project in Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, Irvine, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Hills, Portola Hills, Foothill Ranch, San Clemente, or any South Orange County California community, the following home remodeling tips and ideas can help you make sure the experience is a satisfying one:

Most Important Home Remodeling Tips and Ideas

  1. Home remodeling tips and ideasUse only a general contractor for your home renovations who is licensed and bonded and has both general liability and workers compensation insurance (if required). Protect yourself and your home!
  2. Make sure your contractor provides you with a written contract.  It should illustrate the payment schedule, warranties, insurances, start and completion dates, and pricing broken down.  The pricing should be by major construction category, by line item.  This will clearly show you where the money for your home remodeling project is being spent.
  3. Make sure the contract includes all materials, parts, labor, taxes, permits, and inspections. Never make the final payment to the contractor until the Building Department has signed off on the job as complete.
  4. Never pay with cash. Always pay with a check so you have a record of your payments.

Contractors Services and Experience when thinking about Home Remodeling Tips and Ideas

  1. Home Remodeling Tips and Ideas | Building PermitsUse only a design and build contractor who performs the design, architecture, structural engineering, and title 24 requirements.  He should also be willing to help with any homeowner association requirements.  The contractor should also perform all plan checking with the Planning and Building Departments and acquire all building permits. This type of company illustrates responsibility, confidence, professionalism, and the necessary skills to bring the project together correctly.
  2. Make sure your contractor acquires all the necessary permits from the building department.  Why?  This is the only way you can be sure your home will be remodeled correctly.  With permits, you and your family are much safer.  This allows you and your family to enjoy your newly remodeled home for many years to come. Don’t overlook this important step!
  3. Hire only a contractor who has a minimum of 10 years experience as a fully licensed contractor and 10 years working hands-on in the business. It’s important that your contractor have certified competency and professionalism.
  4. Home remodeling tips and ideasLook for a contractor who provides you with professional 3-diminsional (3D) full color Architectural drawings and structural engineering using programs like AutoCAD® or Chief Architect®.
  5. Let your contractor purchase everything because you will save money, time, and a whole lot of frustration.
  6. Visit your Contractor’s personal fixtures consultant to coordinate your bathroom and kitchen suite of fixtures, accessories, appliances, flooring, and wall finishes.

Other things to think about

  1. Big box home improvement stores do not sell high quality products. They sell products at high markups that will break so you have to replace them.  Think about this.  Would any home improvement store be in business if they sold high quality products that lasted?  Absolutely not!  They only make money if they regularly keep selling you the same thing over and over.
  2. A store employee wearing a shirt, apron or claims to help in “all departments” is a Jack-of-all-trades-master-of-none. The same is true for any retailer.

Materials and Products when Remodeling your Home

Professional contractors use and install professional name brand products when remodeling your home.  Why?  Because they are proven, top quality, and guaranteed.  If you are spending hard earned dollars on your home, make sure you’re getting quality products that last.  Don’t be bamboozled by a low price or a “great deal”.

When you’re interviewing contractors, ask if they will use the following manufacturers when planning your home remodel:

  • Lauzon® hardwood floors that warm and charm your home.
  • Shaw® carpets that warm your feet and provide that finishing touch that accents your home remodeling project.
  • Daltile® architectural tiles, stones, glass, and mosaics that capture the timeless elegance of classic artesian craftsmanship.
  • Kitchen Remodel DAD's ConstructionEnergy efficient Halo® Air-Tight™ LED recessed lighting to create that luxurious ambient illumination.
  • Genuine jewel like beveled edge mirrors, glass, and wardrobe doors that reflect timeless beauty.
  • Solid Craftmaster® sculptured doors using Baldwin® and Schlage® finishes that bring to life your personal style.
  • Milgard®, Andersen®, Marvin®, and Velux® windows and sky lights.  These fill your home with beautiful, spacious, uplifting natural light and fresh air.
  • Premium architectural finishes using Dunn Edwards® paints.
  • Handcrafted cabinets made from select grades of hardwoods that embrace both tradition and excellence.
  • Quartz, stone, and granite countertops that bring natural beauty and elegance to your home.

Most Important Home Remodeling Tip

Of all the home remodeling tips and ideas, perhaps, this is the most important.  Thoroughly investigate any company or contractor when evaluating possible project partners.  When you consider that your home remodel will not only add financial value to your home but is also the place where your dreams take flight and memories are created, you’ll want to make sure you put such an important endeavor in the right contractor’s hands.  Make sure you have a good feeling about the person you hire.  Hire someone who displays, lives and practices trust, honesty, integrity, and wholesome values.  Hire the Best Local Contractor for Orange County – DAD’s Construction!

DAD’s Construction – Best Local Contractor for your Home Remodel:

  • Specializes in combining and applying old fashion craftsmanship with the latest construction technologies. This produces a lasting remodel of high quality that you will be proud of.
  • Home Remodeling Tips and Ideas | DAD's Construction | Best Local ContractorTeam consists of craftsman and artisans who are truly the best at what they do.
  • Designs it, builds it, acquires all the necessary permits, and is present for all inspections.
  • Completes all the paperwork including helping with any Homeowner Association requirements.
  • Purchases and installs everything (Customer purchases kitchen appliances to ensure the warranty is in their name).
  • Incredibly clean, organized, and detail orientated.
  • Takes full and total responsibility for your project. There are no excuses.
  • Schedules and tracks all jobs to ensure on time performance.

I hope these home remodeling tips and ideas help as you navigate through the home remodeling waters.

Always Hire a Reliable and Dependable Contractor to Remodel your Home

Design Build Bathroom Remodel | Best Local Contractor DAD's ConstructionAlways work with a trustworthy contractor like DAD’s Construction for home remodeling.  We are experts in full interior home remodeling who can manage projects in an efficient manner.  DAD’s Construction will do everything to minimize the possibility of change orders.  Our team will make sure we have all the necessary information to prepare a proposal that meets your requirements.  Rest assured that we will provide you with a detailed, by line-item contract.  We will make sure that the contents of this agreement are properly and clearly communicated to you.  If you have questions or need updates regarding your project, we will always answer your inquiries.

How Can I Receive More Information on Remodeling my Home?

If you would like more information on enjoying the best experience remodeling your bathroom, kitchen, and home interior in Orange County, call Dan at (949) 380-0177 or at dan@dadsconstruction.com for a free in home consultation.  DAD’s serves all of South Orange County California.  This includes Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Foothill Ranch, Portola Hills, Ladera Ranch, Irvine, San Clemente, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano, Rancho Santa Margarita, Coto de Caza, Dove Canyon, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Hills, Newport Beach, and Aliso Viejo.

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