Home Renovation FAQ
Starting a home renovation project can be an exciting yet daunting process and we're here to ease that feeling! Here are 5 frequently asked questions around all things home renovation.
You’re starting a renovation project and the contractor says you don't need a designer, is this true?
You absolutely need a designer! We help you define your project and bring your vision to life. There are many moving parts when it comes to renovation, and we can help you understand the differences in estimates from contractors to make informed decisions. And most importantly to ease stress, we are on your side to trouble shoot with contractors, whether they are ours or yours, when issues arrive (as we all know it happens with home renovation).
What value does a designer bring to a project?
A designer focuses on both the look and the function of a space! We work in conjunction with contractors who focus on building the space. With your aesthetic in mind, we are able to bring life to the space to really make it feel like your home.
What does a typical timeline look like?
Of course, it always depends on the project and whether all materials are in. Especially today, contractors won't show up to a job unless all materials are in your position and with the way shipments have been going, this can sometimes get tricky. Working with a designer will help you understand lead times as they vary and can help keep your project on track with minimal involvement on your end.
Will working with a designer add to the cost of the overall project?
Yes, however, because it is our job to be mindful of your budget while still achieving your goals and troubleshoot with the contractor on issues that arise that may have the potential to cost more money in the end. We are assisting with the oversight every step of the way!
.My contractor came to me and told me to pick out my appliance's hardware, faucets and lighting. Where do I begin?
This is such an exciting part of the renovation process and a critical part to utilize a designer's expertise! Ask us for options to fit the aesthetic of your project and of course, match sizing and materials that are current and timeless.
As designers, we really are at the front and center of these projects with your best interest in mind. So, if you're looking to refeather your nest and start the home renovation project or have any more questions, give us a call at (888) 707-3331!