Answers to your questions about home renovations.

1What Should I Remodel First?
Evaluate your home for design issues and then work towards solutions. Start by determining what you want to achieve with a remodel including which parts of the home are most in need of renovation. Fundamentals first! This means investing in a sound foundation, roof, windows, plumbing, and heating/air is a necessity if they are in need of repair. Then prioritize your design update list—since updated kitchens and baths often bring the best return on investment we recommend homeowners prioritize these rooms for remodeling if they are undesirable or outdated.
2How Do I Prepare?
Renovation is an investment in yourself, and also your real estate. After prioritizing your renovation wishlist, establish project budgets. This may require methodically scanning a space to determine what the remodel will entail—floor to ceiling.
3How Long Does Home Renovation Take?
Home renovation can take weeks to months depending on the scale of the project. Timeline is an important consideration before planning a renovation. Reno often leads to some disturbance at home, including some rooms being inaccessible or relocation from the job site. Plan renovation projects during appropriate seasons to accommodate altered schedules and living. Project timelines can change, sometimes speeding up and other times slowing down. Surprises can be mitigated with ample research and upfront exploratory work. The more planning, the better!
4Will I have to Move Out?
Though not necessary for every renovation project, typically for convenience it is best to relocate during extensive remodels. Living off-site may even help contractors to accelerate construction since working hours will be less limited. Projects requiring demo are particularly messy and often generate large amounts of dust, and sometimes even toxins. Reno zones may be deemed unusable for extended periods of time—a potential need for temporary housing is definitely something to consider when formalizing project budgets.
5Do I Hire Help?
Seeking pro advice is definitely recommended. Even just one consultation with a professional designer can save money and especially time in the long run. Working with an interior designer and/or project coordinator is usually the easiest and most enjoyable way to remodel a home.
6What is the difference between an estimate and a design agreement?
An estimate is free and is an educated price that is prepared for your project. If you are completing a major renovation (such as a whole house remodel or addition), the price is for the entire project. The price of the project may fluctuate as you move through the process of design.
7How much will my construction and remodeling project cost?
Projects vary widely depending on your needs and budget. Our representatives visit with you to better understand your home remodeling needs. At Classic Home Improvements we do more than give you a quote. We provide you with the information you need to make the right decisions for your home.
8Do you use subcontractors?
We employ both subcontractors and hourly employees who are on our payroll. The subcontractors we work with have all worked with us for several years and for most of them, we are their sole source of employment because we are able to keep them busy from one job to the next. They are all licensed and insured, as well as covered under our license and insurance. Our hourly employees are all journeymen which means they are a skilled worker who has successfully completed an official apprenticeship qualification in their trade (ie: electrical, plumbing, tile, etc).
9Will there be a big mess during our project?
Construction is messy. It is dirty and dusty. Before it is beautiful, it is a construction zone. However, we respect your property by laying down clean tarps as needed and cleaning the work space and traffic areas daily.
10How do you handle communication with us during our project?
When we visit you for the measurements after the job is awarded, we will give you a schedule we can be held accountable for. Our project manager will communicate the status of your job regularly. Our goal is to answer your questions before you have to ask them.