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Donna Gilles, BlueWater Realty of Pine Island, IncPhone: (239) 425-5426
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Planning a home remodel: Services & steps involved

by Donna Gilles 09/19/2022

If you’re planning a home remodel, services are available to assist you in planning the entire project. However, even with guidelines for what you’ll need, the process can seem overwhelming. 

Before you get started, here are some of the key things to consider when planning a major home improvement project:

What is the goal of your home improvement project?

Before you dive in to the details, consider the big picture. What is the main goal of your project? Do you want to add value to your home to make it more attractive to potential buyers? Or do you want to make changes specifically for you and your household to enjoy?

While you can answer “yes” to both questions, it’s a good idea to think about your neighborhood before you get started. This can help you figure out which renovations will provide the most benefit. 

When it’s time to hire contractors

Create a list of the tasks you can accomplish on your own, and another list with the tasks you need help with. For the tasks requiring outside help, research professionals in your area to find the best person to assist you.

Investigate multiple contractors to compare rates and services offered. Ask them specific questions about the project timeline, how to handle unexpected costs and their liability insurance. The ideal contractor should be able to help you accomplish your home remodel goals while providing excellent customer service and quality work.

Don’t forget to obtain the necessary permits

You’ll need a permit for most home renovations, and leaving them until the last minute can have expensive and inconvenient consequences. Many contractors provide a service of obtaining permits on your behalf, but in some cases you’ll need to fill out and submit applications yourself. 

All permit applications require an inspection to make sure your home remodel meets structural and safety standards. If your project requires a permit, add this to your project schedule as soon as possible. This is another aspect of a house remodel which can cause delays, so the sooner you work out the paperwork, the better.

The planning process for a home renovation can be exciting, but it can also be confusing. Luckily, there are professionals available to help. As long as you keep these basics in mind, you’ll be on your way to enjoying your newly remodeled home.

About the Author

Donna Gilles

Phil Gilles

Direct: 239-425-5423 | Email: [email protected] 

Donna Gilles

Direct: 239-425-5426 | Email: [email protected] 

Donna and Phil Gilles are two of the most respected Pine Island Florida Real Estate Agents. Their dependability, honesty and integrity are truly a "cut above” in the real estate profession. 

Donna and Phil started BlueWater Realty of Pine Island on September 11, 2002, realizing Pine Island was in need of a real estate family that was a step above the mass marketers that dominate the real estate profession. Donna and Phil’s in depth real estate training include: investment management, brokerage, marketing high-end homes, real estate law, ethics and practice.

If your immediate future requires counseling in the purchase or sale of real estate, please contact Donna or Phil. They are professionals who will work hard for you to help achieve your real estate goals