When starting a remodeling project, there are so many questions to be asked. It’s hard to know where to even start. We’re here to be your trusted remodeling guide. With over 12 years of experience, we’ve learned a thing or two about the remodeling process.
You may have seen our recent video about Remodeling FAQs some people have when they call in to talk about their next project. We got some other questions and wanted to answer some more to help guide you through this process!
Q: Where do I start?
A: The first thing you should do is figure out what type of remodel you plan to do. Do you want to do a cosmetic remodel, pull and replace, or full redesign? A cosmetic remodel is the most common type of remodel when you are planning to sell your home and helps to freshen and update the space. This may include painting cabinets and walls, replacing the hardware, and doing other smaller updates. A pull and replace remodel is a little more involved and consists of keeping the same floor plan, but replacing most or all of the pieces in the space such as the cabinets, backsplash, and appliances. The final type of remodel is a fully custom or full redesign. In a fully custom remodel, EVERYTHING changes. You may be removing walls, changing the layout, and getting all new cabinets, countertops, etc.
Q: Can you give me a quote right away for my project?
A: We do not give a lump-sum estimated investment range for our projects until the third step of our process, detailed design. As there are many factors that go into determining the cost of a remodel, we have systems and processes in place to help determine your investment every step of the way. We like to get an idea of exactly what your project entails before giving exact numbers. We can provide you with an idea of where you may potentially start or be around during an initial consultation or by receiving information about your project. Once we finish the concept design phase of our process, you will receive a preliminary investment range based on the design and scope of work, followed by the final investment range from our detailed design and your selections and scope of work.
Q: How long has Advantage been in business?
A: We have officially been in business for 12 years. Our owners Andy and Greg are childhood best friends who both worked in the trades for years doing cabinetry and other remodeling projects. They decided to take the plunge and start a business together and Advantage Design + Remodel has been growing ever since. With their carpentry and remodeling background, Andy and Greg are experts when it comes to the remodeling industry and processes that go into remodeling.
Q: I need help envisioning what my remodel will really look like, do you design 3D renderings?
A: Yes we do! We design a 3D rendering of your remodeled space during the 3rd step of our process, detailed design. During detailed design, we use our showroom and vendor showrooms to help you make the design selections for your remodel. We also walk through your space with our team and trade partners to get an idea of exactly what the project will look like. When you make all of your design selections, this is when you can see exactly what it will look like in the dimensions of your space.
We hope this helped to answer some of the questions you have about our remodeling process. Give us a call or leave us a comment on social media if you have another question for us!