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Smart Remodeling Journey; Phase 3 = Meet Your Team of Professionals

Remodeling is a unique experience. You live with the progress of your project on a daily basis, adjusting your lifestyle, schedule and habits accordingly.  The hallmark of a smoothly-expedited renovation project is excellent communication.   Through excellent communication and interaction, we are able to create the new home environment you envision, with the least amount of stress and interruption. This is accomplished using the maximum amount of good humor and flexibility which leads to success.

This communication occurs on multiple levels: between homeowners and the contractor, owner and lead field expediter, owner and inside office staff and schedulers, expediter and all team members and vendors, and the contractor communicating effectively with all parties.  That’s a lot of personal involvement on a daily basis! How does this begin?

Prior to the start of a project, we believe in “meeting your team”.  Our field expediter, along with our contractor, will have a one-to-one on-site conference, to review your specific project.   Project details, blueprints, and procedural schedules will be discussed. The homeowners will understand our field and in-house operations, plus receive all important contact phone numbers, fax and email contacts. Any special job site precautions will be discussed, as well as the owners’ preferred method of contracting traffic flow within the home, use of house facilities, and respect for the owners’ property and privacy.

There may also be a subcontractor meeting, allowing the licensed subcontractors a preview of the project and allow for any detail fact-finding prior to the job’s start.

With a plethora of technology, we will stay in touch with you in whatever manner you desire: phone conversation, email, fax, scans, and of course, in-person.

There is no such thing as “too much information” when remodeling.  An informed homeowner is an involved homeowner, and that breeds success and satisfaction.

When you’re ready, let’s meet and begin your personalized home improvement process. Call a B&E expert 414-351-5558 or visit us online at; http://begeneralcontractors.com/

Click below to review the Phases already covered;

Smart Remodeling Journey

Phase 1 =Planning

Phase 2 =Design/Product Selection

Phase 3 =Meet your Team of Professionals

Phase 4 =Start Your Project

Smart Remodeling Journey; Phase 2 = Design and Product Selection

In the home remodeling process, design and product selection is the creative segment, allowing your personality and lifestyle to integrate and invigorate your project. This is the phase which takes patience and excellent communication.

Design meetings will take place at your home as well as the contractor’s office. Concepts, CAD renderings, and material options involve  an exciting flow of ideas.  Important considerations in the design will be directly related to your municipality’s code requirements.  We invite our clients to begin this phase by composing their “wish list” and their “priority list”. Common threads will appear, but possibly in very different orders.  We also encourage early, up-front conversation about budget, for this will also impact the wish and priority lists, design, and product selections.

The homeowner will  have homework to perform, analyzing their wants versus needs. Is the current home layout being maintained, versus achieving a new efficient footprint?  Family activities must be considered and incorporated into a balanced floor plan that works for all family members. Sustainable practices may allow existing materials to be recycled or incorporated into the new project (i.e. windows, masonry, plumbing fixtures). Aging-in-place factors (no thresholds, wider doorways and halls, lower countertops and appliances, larger hardware) encourage the homeowners to be forward-thinking for the long-term.

Prepare to take your time in this phase; details are your best friend.  Visit your contractor’s preferred vendor showrooms to view fixtures, cabinets, counters, exterior materials, tile, and more.  Specificity will provide you with a clear view of your project’s evolution.

From the “napkin thumbnail sketch”, to computer renderings, to submission to your architectural board…….enjoy this detailed journey.

When you’re ready, let’s meet and begin your personalized creative design process. Call a B&E expert 414-351-5558 or visit us online at; http://begeneralcontractors.com/

 

Click below to review the Phases already covered;

Smart Remodeling Journey

Phase 1 =Planning

Phase 2 =Design/Product Selection

Phase 3 =Meet your Team of Professionals

Phase 4 =Start Your Project

Smart Remodeling Journey; Phase 1 = Planning

In the Remodeling Process a Smart Start = Valued Results. This week’s article is the first installment of 4 segments that outline the remodeling process to help you understand the journey.

Smart Remodeling Journey;  Phase 1 = Planning

January in Wisconsin. If you’re experiencing cabin/castle fever, put that pent-up energy to “construction use” by planning home improvement projects that will enhance your home and lifestyle.

Planning is crucial for your renovation’s success. Allow dedicated time to research and budget for your home project. Information you gather will lead to better understanding of the remodeling processes and thus your intended results will meet your expectations.

Ideas take time to develop. When it comes to your home, you want to be sure you make the right choice the first time. Function, value, and budget are the key components that must coordinate to create your desired project.

Determine your key priorities to accomplish. Consider the best materials, features, and option for your use. Decide on a realistic projected budget. Always include amenities and specialty adaptations to be incorporated. (i.e. universal access, mobility, etc.)

As you survey your home, make a checklist of features to be improved; traffic flow, failing materials, inadequate storage, etc.  An in-home consultation outlining all of these checkpoints is your introductory phase to remodeling.  Create your wish and priority lists first. Let’s meet and begin your personalized creative process. Call a B&E expert 414-351-5558 or visit us online at; http://begeneralcontractors.com/

 

Next week’s segment;  Phase 2 =Design/Product Selection