The remodeling process can vary immensely depending on the type of project you’re thinking of doing, but the process is similar among most projects. Castle Building & Remodeling is a Design/Build remodeler, which means that we can do the design, estimating, and construction of your project all in one process.
Your remodeling project begins with an idea of how you can change your home to fit you and your family’s needs in a better way. Perhaps your kitchen is just too small to fit your needs, or a new three-season porch and deck would be a great way to capture that scenic view from your backyard. Whatever the case may be, now is the time to talk to a professional to get an idea of your design options and budget. At this point, you’ll want a remodeling contractor to visit your home to discuss the possibilities.
The next step is the most exciting and fun part – exploring the design possibilities. A good designer will listen to your wants and needs and then come up with a variety of design concepts to respond to your goals. These design concepts (along with budget estimates) will continue to be refined until a final design is created.
Next, the construction process will begin. After the remodeler gets a construction permit from your city, the demolition of existing spaces (when necessary) will begin. Once all demolition has been completed, the new construction will start. Sometimes, as in the case of an addition project, the addition will be constructed before removing an exterior wall so that the inside of your home will never be exposed to weather. During construction, the remodeling contractor will organize the various trades (electrical, heating and air conditioning, plumbing, etc.) so that they come in at the right times to perform their work.
As the construction process nears a close, it’s a very exciting time, because your project has taken shape and is almost ready for you to move in. At this point, the remodeling contractor will walk the jobsite with you to create a final punchlist of items that must be completed. Once those tasks have been addressed and the construction is completed, you’ll be ready to enjoy your new space.