Big or small, chances are your office could use a little sprucing up. A confusing layout, small rooms and outdated fixtures make your business look like a bust. Remodeling may seem like a simple fix, but where do you begin? Before you dive headfirst into the world of remodeling, read more about these common misconceptions.
DYI Can Save You Time and Money
Today’s home improvement shows make Do-It-Yourself projects look easy, don’t they? However, attempting a remodel yourself may end up costing you more time and money than you anticipated. It takes a professional to handle everything from electrical wiring to drywall placement. A fresh coat of paint is one thing most people can handle on their own, but for anything else, you want to consult a professional.
Remodels are Expensive
True, remodeling any space, whether big or small, can take a chunk out of your budget. Getting at least three estimates from contractors will give you a good idea of what you can afford. It will also save you money in the long run. Ask questions concerning project time and less expensive options in order to keep your remodeling budget in check.
Your Business Will Have to Shut Down During Construction
Depending on the size of your project, it’s unlikely you will have to close up shop during the remodel. A contractor will provide you a timeline of the project and will do his or her best to accommodate your business’s schedule. In most cases, a remodeling project can be completed in just a few weeks. For a smaller home office, the time period could be less.
Minor Updates Do Not Need a Permit
While cosmetic updates such as painting do not require a permit, there are some renovation projects that require one. Remember, “When in doubt, check it out.” A good contractor will know what renovations will need a permit and will advise accordingly. Keep in mind that permits are not free and will need to be factored into the budget.
Use Only Expensive Materials, Finishes and Fixtures
It’s easy to think that the more something costs the better it will perform. Unfortunately, a higher price doesn’t necessarily mean better quality. Consult with your contractor about less expensive materials, finishes and fixtures.
The Best Contractors Cost More
Much like the materials, the best contractor may not be the most expensive. A good contractor is going to give you a fair price to try to win your business. Ask the contractor for references and check with the Better Business Bureau for any unanswered complaints. Ensure the contractor you select is licensed and bonded.
Bust those myths of remodeling! While it may seem like a daunting and overwhelming undertaking, it can be done stress-free. Workaround the hassles of remodeling by consulting with us at Roy Lewis Construction.
For over 30 years, Roy Lewis Construction has been providing exceptional value and quality on commercial and residential construction projects for people along the Gulf Coast. Visit us online at www.roylewisconstruction.com to learn more about the services we offer. Call us today (251) 380-0000 so we can talk about your next project!