When people are preparing to do a home renovation in NJ, they often have a lot of questions before they feel comfortable getting started. Luckily for them, most people end up having the same types of questions, so it’s much easier to address them generally. We got together with some of the top New Jersey home remodeling experts and asked them about some of the most commonly heard questions that we get when it comes to home remodeling. Of course the Design Build Planners will always answer your specific questions as well. If you would like, schedule a complimentary 15 minute phone call with one of us today.
Question #1 – How long will the remodeling take and how much will it cost?
This is by far the most asked question and the most difficult to answer as well. Think about things this way: if someone asked you, “How long is a piece of string?”, what would you say? You probably wouldn’t be able to give them an answer, because there are so many variables.
The same is true for New Jersey home renovation projects. There usually isn’t a good way to answer this question, because you need to be very specific about what you need before anyone can tell you how long it will take or what it should cost. Our best answer to this question is to talk with several contractors and be very specific about your needs – then you can take all of their answers and see if there are any patterns and consistencies and choose the one who works best for you.
When you work with the Design Build Planners, we will help you choose the best contractor for your particular remodeling project. We have a strong network of preferred home remodeling contractors throughout New Jersey and the United States, and we have the capability to manage your project from idea to completion.
Question #2 – What’s the best way to save money on my home remodeling?
Everyone is concerned with price and for good reason. That said, trying to skimp too much on price can easily come back to bite you in the end, so going with the cheapest contractor is not always the best way to save money.
Our best advice to keep your budget manageable is to be clear about everything that’s important to you from the very beginning, that way your contractor can makes plans for it. Trying to add in new things on the fly will increase your budget exponentially.
Question #3 – How do I know the contractor I’ve chosen is good/reliable?
Any contractor that is honest and trustworthy will do a few key things to help you verify that they will be someone you want to work with. All good contractors will be able to provide you with a number of references that you can contact to inquire about their past work. If they won’t do this, it should raise a red flag immediately.
Also, all contractors should be more than happy to answer all of your questions, no matter how big or small they might be. If a contractor seems reluctant to answering your questions, it might mean that they are trying to hide something, and you should be wary of proceeding with them.
We have put together a few consumer awareness guides that will help you evaluate remodeling contractors in New Jersey:
New Jersey Home Improvement FAQ – Conclusion
If you’re asking questions at this stage, you are on the right track. A successful home makeover begins with many questions, from both the homeowner and the contractor. It is only by understanding exactly what you want and what your budget and time frame will allow that you can complete a successful home remodel.
New Jersey Home Remodeling Design – Local Areas We Serve
The Design Build Planners provide home design and remodeling services in Central NJ and Northern NJ, Monmouth County, Ocean County, Mercer County, Morris County, Union County, and more.