Will WDC work with my Architect’s Design or Construction Professional?
Yes. A collaborative approach benefits everyone and we receive many referrals from fellow Trades and Design Professionals.
May I buy my own finish items?
This may seem like an area to save money on your project, but the savings come with a cost beyond finding and paying for the product. It can be an extremely time consuming process, even on-line; there are often many questions that require contractor communications to answer; and the possibility of project delays due to mistaken ordering or shipping issues is ever present. Typically our clients may take on the purchasing of their appliances and leave the rest to us. This keeps the avenue of responsibilities clear and lets you take advantage of our expertise.
What do I do to get ready?
The permits are approved, the start date is approaching and you’re wondering what to do next.
Here are some ideas:
- Clear out the construction areas. This is a great opportunity to evaluate your furniture and accessories. Keep your favorites, consider replacing items you don’t like.
- List any special instructions regarding household pets, alarms, etc. for your contractors.
How long will my project take?
That all depends on the scope your project or remodel. For more info on the steps involved, please go to Review Our Project Schedule.
Do I have to move out?
Again, this all depends on the scope of the construction. Remodeling is disruptive. At the very least it is dusty. Larger projects can take months. Many clients enjoy watching the evolution and are not bothered by the dust, noise or our constant presence. Others can’t leave fast enough regardless of the project size. Typically, if we remodel the whole house, you’ll have to arrange temporary accommodations. We can help you decide based on your particular construction project.
I’m afraid to ask…how much?
More than you may think. For some of our clients, the money they spend remodeling their home may exceed it’s original cost. However, the increase in home comfort and value can exceed those costs significantly.
The most common variables affecting project budgets:
- “Have to-do” – these are the ancillary projects required to complete the bigger job. For example: In order to heat your new addition, you will be required to upgrade your electrical and HVAC systems.
- “Might as-well” – Adding air-conditioning and audio/computer wiring to the above scenario.
- “Always wanted” – Marble counters. Custom cherry cabinets. Italian tile. Hardwood floors. Commercial style appliances. Everyone wants a beautiful result. Finding the best quality products for your project’s budget will be part of the process.