What is Residential Remodeling?
Residential remodeling is the process of updating the structure, layout, and appearance of a private residence. Remodeling is different than renovation as it tackles the functionality and structure of a home, while remodeling only handles aesthetic appearance.
Common remodeling projects include adding, tearing down, or moving walls, adding or moving bathrooms, replacing a kitchen, creating an addition to the home, or finishing a basement.
When to Remodel your Residence
You’ll know it’s time to remodel your home when the layout and structure no longer functionally serve you. Maybe you’re expecting another child and need to restructure the bedrooms or add a bathroom. Perhaps your in-laws will be moving in and you’d like to finish the basement and add a bathroom and kitchenette for them to live comfortably. You could be tired of your closed off floorplan and tear down some walls to create a more open-concept layout.
There are a number of reasons why you’d need to remodel your home. We recommend being completely sure of exactly what you want before tackling any remodeling projects, as they are a significant investment and time commitment.
How to Find the Right Residential Remodeling Contractor for You
Trusting a contractor with the structure of your home is no small task! Because remodeling is such a large project, it’s very important to find an expert contractor with a good reputation.
Ask Friends and Family
Getting first-hand referrals from people who’ve had a good experience with a contractor is a wonderful way to guarantee good service.
Interview Multiple Contractors
You may not know what you’re looking for until you find it. So, talk to multiple contractors and ask them about their process to determine if they’re right for you.
Check their Work
A good contractor should have either a portfolio or online gallery where you can view previous projects.