The First Rate Renovations, Inc. located in San Leandro, California, and serves the entire Oakland area in particular. Here, David Pinsley, the Vice-President of the company, talks about how a good Oakland home remodeling contractor can help you reduce costs when it comes to large or small projects.
Home remodeling is a great investment, and when you have selected your designer or contractor, you need to come up with an estimate. This estimate, of course, will be based on specific specifications. After examining the specifications in detail for each of the physical items, including labor, which will for your project, then you can start talking about what you can do to reduce your costs.
Find out Your Exact Budget
Knowing your budget and maintenance is important to the design of all renovation projects. It is impossible to plan a renovation project without having a budget, because you simply do not know what you are getting. I gave someone a price not too long ago to remodel her bathroom, and she seemed very happy and told me to go ahead. I later found out that the price I gave her was $ 8,000 less than the next person as she spoke. She was only buying the price, but she did not know what she was really getting. It is not a good way to make a renovation or remodeling project.
Know What You Want
When it comes to the renovation, some people know exactly what they want, which is what I call A-specific. More people can be A specific, the better chance they have to be able to get what they really want. To work towards this goal, you must strive to know what your priorities are, know what you need, and know realistically what you can actually afford to pay. After that you can change the budget a bit, maybe by selecting some alternatives materials that will be more affordable, or buying a cheaper range of appliances or bathroom fixtures.
Before you begin your project, ask yourself if you really are ready to renovate. This is a great question and, sometimes, one with a simple answer. Is your bathroom falling apart? Is your toilet leaking? Make your bath has so many cracks and chips that you can’t stand the? Maybe you’re just tired of your home looking the way it does. You have lived in your house, as long as you are just plain old sick and tired of looking at the same bathroom or kitchen year after year? You have money in the bank, so that you can afford to have a new kitchen?
In my experience I have found that about 8o % of all I see are slobs, while 20% are neat and tidy. And only about five percent of the population is super, super neat. Most of the houses I see are in great need of reform, and 8% of the people that I see have a definite need to remodel because they are in trouble. The other 20% are just tired of looking at that old kitchen or bathroom and are ready to upgrade. Then take a long hard look at yourself and see in which category you fall into.
Discuss the Budget with Your Contractor
I recommend that you discuss your budget with your designer or contractor, in the beginning. Do this in advance, and I hope that the person can be, I am familiar with all the costs involved.
Why would I tell you to go with a specific product, when there are other products that will do the same thing you want, but cost less money? This is why it is important to have someone in the area who has contacts, who can make things for trade prices and who knows the market well. You should look for a design and construction team, which will oversee your renovation from the beginning to the end.
We offer products and services to suit every budget. Are you ready to remodel because you are tired of looking at your old kitchen, or are you ready to remodel because you have no choice? Either way, we are here for are you, and do everything we can to keep costs low, but leaves you satisfied with the best Oakland home remodeling project possible.
David Pinsley is a writer for Yodle ,, a directory and online advertising company. Find a contractor or more contractor articles at Yodle Consumer Guide.