At Snap Construction, we always say that the best way to ensure your home improvement project goes smoothly is with proper planning. Getting all your ducks in a row before the actual construction begins ultimately leads to the project having the best chance of being a) on time, b) on budget, and c) to complete customer satisfaction.
If you’ve got a particular project in mind but aren’t sure how to take the beginning steps to get the renovation off the ground, follow these tips on planning for home improvement success:
1). Know What You Want
Most construction contractors have dealt with the ‘man on the street’ question similar to “hey, how much would it be to build me a garage.” There’s no easy answer to that; it could be $7,000 or it could be $37,000 depending on what the customer wants. Therein lies the first tip in planning a home improvement project in the Twin Cities – know what you want.
You don’t have to pinpoint every detail of your project- in the initial planning stages at least. You should have a vague idea of size, materials, the amount of maintenance you want to perform, etc. If you need help with anything in the ‘knowing what you want’ phase, feel free to contact Snap Construction as we can work this out with you.
How Much Do You Want to Spend?
There are two initial steps in planning your home improvement project in Minneapolis. First, make a list of what you want in the project and then coincide that list with what your actual budget is. This can be a challenging step for many homeowners as they have to navigate a very murky ‘want’ compared to ‘need’ list. Do you want that marble countertop – or do you want $5,000 off your final price?
Even though we are construction contractors ourselves, Snap Construction knows it is simply a part of being a responsible homeowner to get multiple bids on your home improvement project. Getting multiple quotes is the best way to pinpoint the work that will actually be done as well as the cost.
Set a Time Scope
Getting multiple bids for your project (and making sure each company is quoting the same scope of work) is how you ultimately nail down your time frame for the project. If you find that the bids are much higher than you anticipated, maybe you put the project off a bit until some more money is in the budget.
Once you know when you’ll be able to finance the home renovation in the Twin Cities, you can then contact the contractor with the best combination of quality and cost to put the project in motion. Contact Snap Construction for your next Minneapolis roofing, siding, windows, insulation, or deck projects.