Month: October 2020

Dream Home Remodeling – How to Make Your Current Home Your Dream Home

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When you first purchased your home, it likely fit your needs at the time, but since then, your needs and that of your family have changed. You love your home and the memories you’ve created there, and the location is great. But it needs a little TLC and you now have the financial wherewithal to make that happen. Here are some key benefits to remodeling your current home into your dream home and tips for how you can make it happen.   

Understand the benefits to dream home remodeling

Remodeling your current home into the home you’ve always dreamed of poses a number of benefits including:

  • Remodeling your home is less expensive than buying new
  • You get to stay in your current location
  • Remodeling truly makes the home your own
  • You’re left with a sense of accomplishment

Remodeling your home will improve its value

The benefits listed above are all great reasons to remodel your current home into your dream home, but money ends up being a major deciding factor for many families. In the end, remodeling your home will not only save you money compared to buying new, but it will also improve your home’s value in the long run. Many homes on the market today don’t have the latest and greatest appliances that buyers are looking for. To improve your home’s value during your dream remodel, consider upgrading the bathrooms, improve your home’s wellness, update the kitchen, add smart features and add a home office. 

Remodel your home so you can age in place

Over the years, you’ve created an endless number of memories in your home. And with a remodel, you can continue to do so for decades more. This is called aging-in-place remodeling. When you remodel your home to age in place, you add additional accommodations to keep your home safe such as changes to the overall floor plan, wider hallways and doors for wheelchair access, non-slip flooring, additional windows for natural light, handrails and more. The full list can be found here.

During this process, you’ll work with a Certified Aging-in-Place specialist. A CAPS contractor can help make a client’s home more “visitable”. As a homeowner today, you may not be at an age where ramps and grab bars are useful or even necessary for you. But over time, this may be a giant relief during visits by aging parents or other visitors. 

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Get ready to work with a contractor

Remodeling your home is not a DIY project by any means. Once you’ve made the decision to remodel your home, it’s time to start looking for the perfect contractor to accomplish the job. You’re putting a lot of trust into this person, and there are ways you can prepare yourself to make sure you’re on the right track. Picking the perfect contractor for your project requires:

  • Finding design inspiration and figuring out your goals
  • Establishing your budget
  • Setting realistic expectations
  • Doing your research
  • Asking the right questions

Understand the work it takes to make a dream home happen

When you’ve ultimately made the exciting leap to remodel your home and you’ve picked the right contractor, it’s important to prepare yourself for the task at hand. This process can be stressful and is something that you, as a homeowner, should prepare for. Here are five tips to prepare for your home remodel:

  • Make a record of your belongings
  • Clean out the refrigerator
  • Prepare for dust
  • Create a safe room for pets
  • Have fun!

If you’re in the Southwest Florida area and are eager to begin your dream home remodeling project, contact Varian Construction at (239) 514-0103. Varian Construction is a 30-year-old, owner-operated company that takes pride in their projects all while alleviating the stress on the homeowner. They go above and beyond the call of duty for your dream home.

Tips for Hiring the Most Qualified Licensed Contractor in Southwest Florida

General Contractor in SWFL | Varian Construction

If you’re looking to hire a licensed contractor in Southwest Florida, you’re going to want to look for someone who’s not only qualified, but someone you can trust. Here are three tips for hiring a licensed contractor.

Make a realistic plan

A good project starts with a good plan. Our first tip is to create a realistic plan and expectations based on the scope of your project. For example, adding a basement to your Southwest Florida home is an unrealistic expectation. During your planning period, it’s almost as important to consider the daily disturbances and debris associated with your project that might affect you and your neighbors as it is the project itself.

After making your plan and considering various licensed contractors, you will be able to work with them and determine if they are the right fit for your project.

Utilize all your resources

When looking to hire a licensed contractor in Southwest Florida, utilize all your resources. You can ask friends and family for references, see information on the contractor on reputable websites like the Better Business Bureau and Angie’s List, read reviews left by previous customers and determine if any formal complaints have been filed against them.

After putting together a short list of licensed contractors you’re considering working with, continue to use your resources by reaching out to them directly. Set up an in person or virtual meeting and ask them the important questions like the ones listed here.

Discuss best methods of communication

Because communication is always key, you’ll want to pick a licensed contractor that communicates in a way you understand. Because you’re not the expert, from day one you should assess if the contractor is talking in a way that’s over your head.

In addition to verbal communication, it’s important to discuss how you’re going to communicate day-to-day, so you know what to expect. Will the contractor reach out to you via telephone calls, texts, email, web-based platform, etc?

If you’re looking for a trusted, qualified and licensed contractor in Southwest Florida, contact Varian Construction at (239) 514-0103. Varian Construction is a 30-year-old, owner-operated company that takes pride in their projects all while alleviating the stress on the homeowner. They go above and beyond the call of duty for your home remodeling project.