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What are the typical steps for a home remodeling project?

Asked by Trulia Denver, Denver, CO Tue Apr 30, 2013

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It depends on the type of remodeling that you want to do. The more extensive the remodel, the more steps are typically involved. I recommend talking to a contractor and going over what you want done. They will know better than anyone what you'll need to expect. Good luck! http://www.familyandfriendsbuilders.com/Remodeling___Renovat…
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It depends on the type of remodeling that you want to do. The more extensive the remodel, the more steps are typically involved. I recommend talking to a contractor and going over what you want done. They will know better than anyone what you'll need to expect. Good luck! http://www.familyandfriendsbuilders.com/Remodeling___Renovat…
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It really depends on "why" you want to remodel. Do you plan to stay in your home for the next 5-10 years, or are you remodeling to improve your home's value to sell within the next few years.

Budget is, of course, the first consideration but prices are all over the board depending on what you'd like to do. Cosmetic changes are inexpensive: New countertops, sinks, faucets, lighting, appliances, etc. You can renovate your kitchen for as little as $5,000 in that case.

Where the BIG money starts happening is when you start tearing down walls, relocating electrical, etc. In other words, major renovations. Whatever you do, interview at least 3-5 contractors before making a decision. I'm a Realtor who owns my own renovation company called "Affordable Home Renovations." We can do large and small kitchen and bath updates, but definitely are not focused on anything major.

My advice is go to Angie's List and join if you're not a member. It's super cheap (I think around $50 per year) and it is the best resource around for any home improvement jobs. It'll be the best money you'll spend :-)

If I can help further, don't hesitate to reach out. Best wishes and Happy Holidays!

Julie Montgomery
Broker/Owner
Cherry Creek Properties, LLC and Affordable Home Renovations
http://www.jmontgomery.com
Web Reference: http://jmontgomery.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Dec 24, 2014
The best place to start is by establishing a budget and with that budget in mind figure out where the best place to spend it would be.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Nov 21, 2014
I'm not quite sure what the steps are for this. I think it's a good idea to get a contractor to help you. You will also want to do some research and know what the codes are for doing a remodel. You want to make sure you do everything correctly. http://www.congroremodeling.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Nov 21, 2014
I would actually disagree with the answers below. I think your first step would be to check with your local zoning and county building department. You might realize you won't be able to do what you really want to. It might save you some time and effort of interviewing a bunch of contractors.
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It depends on your needs. Call a General contractor who specializes in remodels would be a good first step.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 30, 2013
1. Interview local contractors.

2. At least three should be sufficient. Make sure they have insurance and a license. The license should be on file with the local government - town, city or county.

3. Ask for references.

4. Then discuss the work you want done. The time frame, etc.

5. In that discussion, ask how any upgrades will be accomplished. For instance, will any re-plumbing done? Plumbing costs money.

You're off to a good start.
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