Commonly Asked Questions

How much does a home remodel estimate cost?

All of our consultations and estimates are free of charge whether it is just for a section of the house such as the bathroom or the kitchen, or for a bigger project such as a home remodel.

How much will my home remodel cost?

Home remodels start at $18,900. Ultimately, the final cost will depend on the materials and designs but we can work with whatever budget you have. We encourage you to get your free estimate so you can have a clearer picture of how much you will have to spend.

What is the general process of a home remodel?

We are a design-build company so we handle everything from planning, designing, management, and construction. For more information on our process, you may view our Process page.

When is the best time to remodel my home?

We construct home remodels all year round, however, it is a general rule of thumb to work during finer weather conditions. For this reason, it is best to remodel your home before or after the winter months.

If you are to give one piece of advice about home remodel, what would it be?

Set a realistic budget and timeframe for the entire project including the consultation, design, and construction phases. This will make the renovation process more enjoyable and less stressful for you and your family.

Where should I put my home office?

The most important things to consider when deciding where to put your home office are privacy and good lighting. Make sure that your chosen space will facilitate focus and will keep you away from distractions. This means that it is best to place your home office away from the living room, dining room, or kitchen. As for lighting, natural lighting is best but if it is impossible to place your home office within a room with natural lighting, make sure that you have adequate lighting installed.

What kind of storage space should I have?

Home office storage may depend on your type of work, your personal style, and your office’s available space. If you have a small home office space, you might want to go for multipurpose furniture in order to keep your workspace spacious and uncluttered at the same time. If you prefer working in a minimalist environment but need a lot of storage space, you may opt for a high built-in shelf that can store and organize all your things.

How long will my home office remodel take?

A home office remodel can take anywhere from two to four weeks.

Should I have a built-in, against-the-wall, or freestanding desk?

Nothing

How much surface space do I need?

Nothing

Where do I start when building a custom home?

Begin by finding professionals who thoroughly understands real estate and construction. They will assist you in identifying your intent, priorities, and the objective you want to accomplish with building a custom home. If you do not have a property yet, you need to be certain about your preferred house size, sections, and utilities as these will dictate the size of the property you need to acquire. If you already have a property, you need to make sure that your expectations and plans for the house flow out of the property parameters that you have.

What size of homes do you build?

We build any size houses — from the smallest accessory dwelling units to large villas that can go above 5,000 square feet.

How long does the entire custom home construction process take?

With design, planning, permitting, and construction, custom homes may take from 18 to 24 months to complete.

Is it more expensive to build a custom home?

Custom homes do cost more than spec houses and new construction houses off the market. However, you get more than just an investment when it comes to custom homes as they are built with you and your family’s needs, wants, lifestyle, hobbies, and other preferences in mind.

Can we make changes during the custom home construction process?

Yes, some changes are still possible during the construction process. However, each proposed revision has to be separately examined to establish feasibility.

How much does it cost to build a home addition?

The price for home additions ranges from $70,000 to $200,000 depending on square footage, complexity, and level of finishing.

Should I choose to build out or build up? Which is cheaper?

Each project is different. Ultimately, the decision will be based on your needs, the structural aspects of the house, and the site plan. It is best to consult with a professional and have the site inspected. You should note, however, that it is cheaper to build out as building up will involve a more complex framing work. Additionally, building up might not be compatible with homeowners living on-site during construction due to safety reasons which can increase the cost of the project.

What is the best home addition that could add value to my house?

The best addition to the house is the one that adds additional utility and comfort apart from square footage. For example, an extra bathroom or a second kitchen.

What things should I consider if I want a second story addition?

First of all, you need to have the foundation inspected by a professional in order to assess if it is capable of holding another floor. Second, structural evaluations and calculations should be conducted for the second story addition to ensure that they are properly implemented. Lastly, you might consider moving out of the house for the duration of the construction as it may be quite challenging to live in an environment where construction is ongoing on the floor above you.

How long does building a home addition usually take?

A home addition construction can take from 6 to 12 months depending on complexity.

What does it cost to remodel a kitchen?

A kitchen remodel can cost anywhere between $25,000 to $120,000.

What is the most expensive part of a kitchen remodel?

If you are planning for a kitchen remodel, make sure to allot a considerable amount for the cabinetry and countertops as these two tend to be the most expensive parts.

How long does it take to renovate a kitchen?

It usually takes up to 8 weeks to renovate a kitchen.

Can I purchase kitchen cabinets from Ikea or Home Depot?

You can get your cabinets from these stores, however, we advise our clients not to do so due to quality concerns. It is still better to invest in custom cabinets not only to guarantee that they fit perfectly within the dimensions of your kitchen but also to ensure that both the materials and construction are high-quality.

What are the best kinds of countertops?

Countertops are vital to any kitchen so they should be a major investment during kitchen renovations. We recommend Grade C Quartz for both its beauty and durability.

What does it cost to remodel a bathroom?

The cost of our bathroom renovation services varies greatly depending on your chosen design and materials. The average price of a bathroom remodeling project is $25,000.

What is the most expensive part of a bathroom remodel?

The most expensive parts of a bathroom remodeling project are usually the frameless glass shower doors, stone countertops, and the tiling.

Where do you start when remodeling a bathroom?

During the design phase of a bathroom remodel, we start by figuring out the utility preferences of the homeowner. Meanwhile, in the construction phase, we begin by taking apart the old bathroom which involves removing the tiles, cabinets, sinks, toilets, and tub, as well as the existing electrical and plumbing systems.

How long does it take to renovate a bathroom?

On average, a bathroom remodeling project can take three to five weeks. Some factors that could affect the duration of the bathroom renovation are the size of the bathroom and the complexity of the design.

What is the best flooring to put in a bathroom?

Tile is the most popular flooring option for bathrooms, and for good reason. Porcelain or ceramic tiles are versatile, affordable, waterproof, affordable, easy to maintain, and available in a myriad of colors, textures, shapes, finishes, and designs.

Where do I start when building a custom home?

Begin by finding professionals who thoroughly understands real estate and construction. They will assist you in identifying your intent, priorities, and the objective you want to accomplish with building a custom home. If you do not have a property yet, you need to be certain about your preferred house size, sections, and utilities as these will dictate the size of the property you need to acquire. If you already have a property, you need to make sure that your expectations and plans for the house flow out of the property parameters that you have.

What size of homes do you build?

We build any size houses — from the smallest accessory dwelling units to large villas that can go above 5,000 square feet.

How long does the entire custom home construction process take?

With design, planning, permitting, and construction, custom homes may take from 18 to 24 months to complete.

Is it more expensive to build a custom home?

Custom homes do cost more than spec houses and new construction houses off the market. However, you get more than just an investment when it comes to custom homes as they are built with you and your family’s needs, wants, lifestyle, hobbies, and other preferences in mind.

Can we make changes during the custom home construction process?

Yes, some changes are still possible during the construction process. However, each proposed revision has to be separately examined to establish feasibility.