10 Useful Tips for Home Renovations and Residential Construction in La Jolla

Residential Construction in La Jolla
Residential Construction in La Jolla

By Scott Murfey,

Murfey Construction

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Residential Construction in La Jolla

Home remodeling is a big step, and if you’ve decided to undergo residential construction in La Jolla this fall, congrats – you’re one step closer to your dream home. When it comes to home remodeling, although you may try to economize as much as possible to make the most of the project, sometimes it makes better sense -- both logically and financially -- to do things conventionally. On the other hand, some money-saving ideas make sense.

To ensure the very best outcome of your home renovation project, here are 10 things you can do to ensure timely and efficient completion of your project without any added stress thanks in part to a recent

article

at the Huffington Post.

1. PURCHASING MATERIALS TO SAVE MONEY

Some homeowners believe that saving money comes from doing the groundwork in shopping prices. This isn’t the case. Residential contractors get discounts on materials that are not ordinarily available to consumers. Plus, when more hands are dipped into the pot, more things can go wrong such as ordering the incorrect materials, late arrival or poor quality products.

2. LAST-MINUITE PLANNING

Projects can go awry when details are not appropriately planned. Don’t delay decision-making like floor plan ideas or where an entry door is decided. These factors will only delay your project.

3. PREPLAN THE “LITTLE THINGS”

Make sure to get details in place even when it comes to simple things like counter top color or material, backsplash color, paint colors and fixtures. Don’t decide on these factors last minute. In the event you choose an item that’s out of stock, you’ll either be forced to go with Option #2 or you’ll have to wait for the item to arrive – two factors that can be completely avoided with preplanning.

4. THINK (AND CHOOSE) HOLISTICALLY

Many homeowners think that the best idea when it comes to choosing a residential home contractor in La Jolla is going with a so-called specialist. For example, you may be tempted to find someone who specializes in kitchens or baths, and that’s just fine for a fairly small project. But when it comes to your project start to finish, including additions, ceiling and frame adjustments and the overall look and feel of your home down to the last detail, go with a contractor that can see your vision and adopt the same concept for your home for the very best results.

5. USE REPUTATION AND COMPLETED PROJECTS AS A DECIDING FACTOR

When you choose your contractor, don’t go based on reviews alone. Sure, reviews are great and they give homeowners reassurance. But they certainly aren’t the end-all when it comes to choosing a contractor for your home. Think of your sense of style, budget and scope of work and then narrow down your choices. From there, ask to call references if possible or take a drive to see any exterior projects that the contractor has completed to get a sense of quality of work.

6. TRUST IN YOUR CONTRACTOR

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