Remodeling your home is an exciting decision to make. You get to make your space the best it can be- beautiful, functional, and a representation of your style. But the process can feel overwhelming, even if you’ve gone through it before. That’s why it is so important to have a team working with you to lead you through and break it down step by step. At Renewal, we start with a consultation to meet with you and discuss all the different options to reach the goals for your home, once those goals and a budget is agreed upon, we start the Design Phase, and when everything is planned out and permitted, we start the Construction Phase, then you get to relax and enjoy your beautiful new space.
Typically, the best way to start is to create a Wish List for how you want the area being remodeled to look and function. You can create mood boards to use as a reference for the colors, textures, and materials you want included in the new space. Having these elements in mind helps you envision your goals and helps your consultant to create a more accurate estimate of the cost of your project.
After you have an outline of what your goals are for your remodel, you’re ready for a consultation. This is a meeting between you and Renewal that takes place at your home to discuss all of your hopes for the project and what it takes to achieve them, or in other words, what will be the “scope of work”. At this time, we get to see the space in person and help brainstorm ideas for the transformation. Our team takes pictures and measurements so that we can give you an estimated price for the remodel. After we put together the numbers, we confirm the scope of work with you and create the documents for the Design Agreement Signing Meeting to get you started.
Renewal is different from many other companies because we break down our process into two phases: the Design Phase and the Construction Phase. During the Design Phase, we plan out every detail of your project so there are no surprises when we start construction. You’ll have meetings with our interior designers to pick all the finishes, fixtures, and materials. We also do any necessary exploratory work in this part, to look for any potential structural complications or hidden elements within walls and ceilings that may need to be addressed before moving forward.
At the Design Agreement Signing Meeting, the initial Design contract is signed as a starting point but remains a flexible outline to allow for any changes that may take place. This documentation is updated as you make selections and as we answer the questions regarding any unforeseen aspects of the project. For jobs that require layout changes, we have measurements and floor plans drawn of the home so that we have exact dimensions and an accurate layout of the existing house. We take those floorplans and use them in the computer program called “CAD” to start making new feasible plans for the design.
Once everything is selected and the plan is in place, we work with Trade Partners to acquire firm pricing for how much all of the elements will cost to build. This part turns our estimated project cost into hard numbers which you can then approve to move onto the next phase by signing our Construction Contract. You can also choose not to proceed just yet and save your design plan to be built at a later date. You get to keep the drawings and documents for the project so you’ll have everything available when you are ready to proceed.
If you decide that you want to continue right away, we begin ordering materials and applying for permits before moving into the Construction Phase. Some remodeling companies will purchase materials as they go, and if demolition has already started, it can end up extending the time your space is unusable. Supply chain issues happen, but with the right preparation in place, we can minimize the inconvenience of your home being under construction. Renewal uses a fixed price contract model, which means that unless you make changes or we have to address hidden conditions after signing, you know off the bat how much your total project is going to cost. Many companies use the time and materials model, which means that you pay as you go based on what is completed, so you have a much less clear idea of what the total project will end up costing.
When construction begins to wrap up, you’ll enter the Punchlist Phase where we have you walk through the remodeled area to examine everything and note any places that you see need to be addressed- like if paint needs to be touched up, finishing installation of decorative fixtures, and final cleaning. We list out any and all items that were pointed out and go through the space again to ensure everything is completed the way you want.
For further peace of mind, we warranty all of our work to take care of any potential issues as quickly as possible for you. This warranty period lasts for a whole year, so you can have peace of mind knowing that if anything happens as you get familiar with your new space, we’ve got you covered.