Home Remodeling Key West

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Home renovations in South Florida can be dreamy and stressful at the same time. Renovations are costly and timely endeavors. However, with a good set of plans and some help from our contractors at Miami Tile, you can get everything you want and need out of your home remodeling project.

Think about the order in which you would like to accomplish your goals and write out a schedule to go by. Home remodels can help increase the valuation of your home. Many homeowners in the U.S. choose to spend money renovating their houses.

One thing we can all get on board with is lowering property maintenance and costs associated. Minor details and major fixes alike can make your home more appealing and efficient. For example, windows and doors can be repaired or replaced to make a property manageable. 

Key Factors to Consider When Remodeling

It is important to take note of all the elements at play in your home remodeling project. From local weather to city laws and codes to finding a trustworthy general contractor, just getting your home renovation started can seem like a lot. Let us answer any questions you have about remodeling your home.

Environment

Check with your contractor and city officials to find the best time to remodel your home. These entities will help you see the effects climate, soil, and other factors could have on your project.

Local Laws

Research any local codes or laws that you need to be aware of for your renovation. The last thing you want is to finish a wall and find out the electric wiring is not up to code in that new wall.

Sourcing

Compare and contrast contractors until you find someone you feel good with. Keep in mind you will work closely with this person for some time and you should feel comfortable talking to them. We are confident that our licensed and insured contractors will provide the best solution for you.

Overview

Decide what your priorities are and then you can list the steps necessary to accomplish them. Take time to write a list separating what you need from what you want out of your remodeling.

Needs will affect the safety risks and mobility around your home. Major structural changes and repairing hazardous damages are considered necessities during a home remodel. New windows or doors, fans, cabinets, or appliances can be categorized as wants. 

Pay close attention when inspecting your home prior to remodeling and take note of anything out of the ordinary, as it could prove detrimental to an essential aspect of your renovation if not resolved.

Financing and Scheduling

There are many resources available to assist you with financing and managing your project. From loans to grants to insurance programs, your local and/or state housing department may have a financing available for your home remodeling needs.

First, you have to determine the extent of this project, research, and plan. Decide your main goal and focus relating to the remodel. Revisiting those priorities will help navigate you through this step. Then, get information on the costs and timeliness of the things you want to be done. Once you have a general idea of the costs, you can list out some things to try to do on your own before hiring out. Finally, you can hire a licensed and insured general contractor like Miami Tile & Renovation to help you find the best solution for your home remodeling projects.

Home Remodeling Preparations

When preparing for a home remodel you should be clear on your goals, schedule, and budget. Prepare a mood board that defines your style and illustrates your ideal home remodel. Do your research to find the different materials and styles you like. Remember to have your finances secured as well so you are ready to go if and when you decide to hire help for the project.

With this in your back pocket, it is time to put it all together. You can draw up a basic outline that details the work to be done, materials to be used, and specifics on permitting. Good project scopes are clear and complete and usually handled by a project manager to keep things consistent.

Homeowners who have bids from different contractors should be ready to compare and contrast the proposals and question each party respectively. Miami Tile is here to offer consultation on your home renovation. Here are three main points to focus on:

Style and Materials

You have to decide the materials and features you would like to use. Every house comes with a mood and so we suggested a mood board to guide you through your own mind and decisions.

Contractor and Subcontractors

Most contractors work with their own team of subcontractors but if you know someone that can help with the project, you should discuss this with your contractor first. It is your responsibility to report any issues while construction is ongoing. The quicker you identify issues in the construction, the better the outcome of your project.

Permitting and Inspections

Contractors can usually help pull permits and prepare you for inspections in your city. However, there can be instances in which you want to make sure you contact the city planning department yourself and double-check that you have the proper paperwork filed. Miami Tile’s experienced contractors are here to help answer your questions and guide you through your renovation.

After You Remodel Your Home

A lot of times we forget about maintaining and preserving our fresh home remodeling projects. It is important to take care of the hard work that went into improving your home and lifestyle. Here are just a few suggestions on things to keep in mind after remodeling your home: thorough cleaning, new furniture, changing filters, update insurance, and create a maintenance checklist.Home remodeling is best done when you and your family have discussed, planned, and saved for it. This type of project can be quite the undertaking on your own. Reach out to Miami Tile & Renovation to make your renovation ideas come to life.