In any home renovation project, there is a certain progression of events that must happen before construction can start. The most important step is determining whether your project is even possible. Fortunately, this is something you can do yourself. Often times, you will be asked to pay an upfront retainer fee to a contractor or designer to compensate them for the time that will be spent designing, planning, and pricing your project. Before you invest significant money that you won’t get back, use this guide to identify any potential issues that could severely hinder your home renovation project.
Before starting on any renovation project, especially one that’s going to increase the square footage of your home, it’s best to check with your local planning and inspections department or read through the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) and check for the following:
Budget – It’s also important when starting a home renovation project that you have a realistic budget in mind based on your requirements and that you truly understand construction costs. Most contractors will give homeowners a complimentary ballpark estimate without asking for a retainer.
If you’ve done your due diligence but still have some questions about whether a home renovation project makes sense for you and your home, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at Prince & Sons today. We can always be reached by phone at 919-383-0888 or via our online contact form where we’ll do our best to follow up as soon as possible. Thank you for considering us as your trusted local general contractor.