Every home addition begins with a dream: to increase living space. However, many things need to fall into place for the project to proceed smoothly. Follow these practical tips from GRC Builders for a stress-free home remodeling experience.
Set a Realistic Budget
First, decide how much you’re willing to spend on your new construction project. It will be easier to narrow down your options with a clear budget in mind. Zeroing in on room designs and products without a budget ceiling is a waste of time and energy. After reviewing your contractor’s detailed estimate, add about 20% percent for contingencies, like unforeseen structural problems.
Finalize the Details Early
Many home addition budgets become a nightmare because of allowances, line items in the estimate that have yet to be decided on. As placeholders, they allow you to move forward but could also put you at risk of spending more than you expect. Considering there’s a wide range of price points for materials and products, the bid can be far lower than the actual cost. Take time to sort out every detail of your project on the front-end to avoid exceeding your budget.
Stick to the Plan
Change orders affect the flow of home additions. Although they’re necessary to accommodate essential additional work, requesting modifications to the job as the project evolves can stall progress and increase the cost.
Maintain Strong Communication
In any home project, good communication with your contractor is key. Both parties should voice questions or concerns immediately to stay on the same page. Otherwise, disputes might arise and hinder the progress of the project.
As an experienced roofer and home addition specialist, GRC Builders know what it takes to deliver a smooth, stress-free new construction project. Our wealth of experience makes us the most qualified local contractor for the job. Whether you’re installing an inviting deck or a minimalist home office, we have the credentials to deliver a flawless result. Call us at (704) 233-7728 today to get your project started and get a FREE estimate in Huntersville or Charlotte, NC.