Miami Home Renovations by EJD
You have a stair case in the middle of the house that you wish could be relocated so that you can enlarge your kitchen? We’ve done it! You want to add a 2nd story to an existing single story home? Piece of Cake! If you can imagine it, we can build it!
Our 20 + years in residential construction enable us to make your home remodeling dreams come true at a reasonable cost. We specialize in moving block walls, bringing down load bearing walls, up-turn beams, moving structural components, and relocating bearing points. There is no remodeling aspect in an existing home that is too complicated for us.
House Renovating Cost
Budget conscious? We will help you determine the best course of action, and present you with alternatives to achieve your architectural design request within budget. We work well with Architects in assisting with design concepts and their economic impact. We are honest too! If we feel that your improvement won’t be economically viable to you, we will assist in determining the value of your home, the value after the improvement, the cost of the improvement, vs. what you owe. We want the value and affordability of your remodeling to be surpassed only by outcome.
Home Remodeling Projects
What Do I Need to Know Before Home Remodeling?
Introduction to renovating your house
Do you have a property whose kitchens or bathrooms you’d like remodeled for more space, visual appeal, and comfort? Or maybe, you simply wish to improve your entire home’s energy efficiency. Well, time to undertake a home remodeling project! While most homeowners tend to be put off by the costs, labor, and time that goes into such an initiative, upgrading your living space offers several advantages that worth the while.
From saving you lots of money down the line in terms of maintenance costs to helping increase your property’s value, the importance of a home renovation project can’t be highlighted enough. However, you’ll only get to realize these benefits if you remodel your house the right way, as poorly implemented remodeling projects have in the past left many homeowners frustrated, and counting their financial losses. Below, we’ve elaborated upon some of the things you need to take into account before commencing your home remodeling project.
Remodeling a house: where to start
For beginners, you should have a good mental picture of what you want. You can always research online or watch some lifestyle and home improvement TV shows for great home remodeling ideas. You’ll then need to consider whether the ideas you’re looking to implement fit within your budgetary limitations.
One mistake most homeowners typically make is to start extensive house renovating projects without a proper budget plan; which leaves them cash-strapped midway through the project. You’ll therefore need a detailed financial plan if you don’t want to end up with unsightly rooms and fixtures due to half-finished remodeling projects. We’d also recommend taking into account the possibility of budgetary overheads, as some upgrades might cost more than what you’d estimated for.
Choosing the right remodeling contractor
For smaller remodeling projects like lighting and cabinet fixture upgrades, a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) project may suffice; however, for proper implementation of technically complex renovation projects, such as a green home remodeling project, you may need to seek the services of credible home remodeling contractors. To ensure that you settle on a remodeling services company whose personnel are well-qualified and knowledgeable in this line of work, go through customer testimonials and reviews and establish whether they provide sufficient customer information support.
An experienced contractor might- for instance- notice that your doors and windows are sticky during window replacement and installation, signaling you of potential foundation issues that you might not have been aware of. Being aware of such issues and ensuring maintenance and repairs are done early can go along way towards saving you money down the line, while also safeguarding your property from taking a dent in its value.
Is your kitchen or bathroom in need of serious remodeling?
A significant percentage of home remodeling projects usually involve bathroom and kitchen renovations. Such remodeling projects tend to take the longest to complete, as the range of upgrades you can make is diverse. For bathrooms, these could include: replacing toilet systems and bathtubs with energy-saving alternatives, updating plumbing and electrical fittings, and repairing/redesigning the bathroom cabinets.
If you’re remodeling the bathroom in your master, you’ll have to come to terms with the fact that your privacy will be intruded during the duration of the project. As for your kitchen, you could go for a complete kitchen redesign or have some renovation work done on the flooring, cabinets, and countertops. It’s advisable to consider a temporary food preparation area for the entirety of the remodeling period.
Remodeling your home for energy efficiency
Green home renovation entails upgrading your home’s features for optimal energy efficiency. Projects could include incorporation of insulation fittings, replacement of windows and doors with energy-efficient alternatives that facilitate heat retention, and updating of HVAC systems. As plumbing and electrical replacements usually involve the use of noisy equipment, you should expect some interruption to you and your family’s normal lifestyles during this period.
In addition to the ones already discussed, there are numerous other types of home remodeling projects that you can undertake to upgrade your home’s aesthetic appeal and enhance its market value. Addition remodeling- for instance- involves the construction of additional space, rooms, or stories; thereby increasing the size of your house.
Despite the type of remodeling initiative you’ll be looking to implement, the considerations detailed above apply to all: collect some remodeling ideas, ensure to draft a detailed plan with a budget, and ensure to hire a credible, licensed remodeling contractor.