Charlotte’s Dream Homes Blog

5 common steps for a Charlotte home remodeling project

At some point of our life we are making changes in our home, it might be a home remodeling or Home Additions. If you’re thinking about any of these, there should be some steps you might take into consideration to implement a good project.

5 key steps to do a home remodeling project the right way, adding value to your home.

1. Think about what you want:

If you’re thinking about remodeling your home, it’s probably because you have some new ideas in your head and you want to implement them, maybe you want a new concept of your house or you want to add some new parts at it, and so on… we mean, you have good reasons to do it.

Thinking about what you want is important to accomplish the objectives of a new project. In some cases, you might have a clear idea of what you want and in other cases, you might look for some inspiration in magazines, online ideas or even a contractor.

All of that is fine, it’ll help you define what you want, and will help you to move forward to the second step.

2. Make a plan:

Making a plan is very important for the whole process of a remodeling project. Why? Well, it’ll give you a good picture of what you have, what you want and what you can expect.

It’ll allow you to define a budget for your project and timelines, to consider hidden challenges, to know if your Charlotte neighborhood have restrictions or even to find out something you don’t know, which will help you to consider a plan B if necessary.

3. Contact your insurance agent:

We suggest you to contact your insurance agent before beginning a project, just to make sure you know how much coverage provides your insurance policy in case of any risk or emergency. The Insurance Information Institute suggests to tell your agent about your home improvements and ask if it’s necessary to increase your coverage limits.

4. Hire a general contractor:

Hiring a general contractor as Dream Home Builders & Remodelers with a great experience in design process, custom homes and remodeling is the right thing you can do when you think about making some changes in your place. We work closely to our clients, we help them develop their ideas and designs, and make their dreams come true. We come along during the whole process, work with a plan, timelines, documents needed, repairs and negotiations.

The general contractor is the one responsible for the whole work and for paying the staff that help them. In North Carolina, contractors who bid on a project that is greater than $30,000 are legally required to have a valid license.

We have 25 years of construction experience in Charlotte and we’re Certified Green Builder with the National Association of Home Builders.

Charlotte homeowners must talk to the contractor the first time they meet and verify if additional tasks are needed and the cost estimates.

5. Implement a Charlotte home remodeling project:

This is the step where your idea starts to be implemented, demolitions starts, improve the repairs, review behind the walls, above ceiling, below the floor, plumbing electrical, and everything according to the plan and agreed with the contractor.

Once remodeling is finished you’ll be able to enjoy you place with your family.

Understanding the difference between Remodel vs Renovation

Understanding the difference between Remodel vs Renovation

Understanding the difference between Remodel vs Renovation are important terms to understand when planning a home improvement project.  Homeowners across the country use the words remodel and renovation to reference their home improvement projects.  But to the...

read more
6 healthy tips to heat your home this winter

6 healthy tips to heat your home this winter

The cold winter in the north brings with it rising heating bills. Learning that a house, like people, also has to be conditioned to different climates can help a lot when it comes to keeping it warm and coping with cold temperatures without generating big electricity...

read more
5 tips to decorate your home with Christmas lights

5 tips to decorate your home with Christmas lights

Christmas lights in series are the very representation of Christmas, they never go out of style and adapt to any space in the home, both inside and outside of it. Decorating the house with Christmas lights takes you to an almost magical emotional plane, where you...

read more

    Name (required)

    Email (required)

    Phone Number (required)

    Project Address (required)

    Project Description

    Please include photos of your remodeling project and any inspirational photos