Month: March 2021

Seven Necessary Steps to Home Renovation

Home Renovations | Varian Construction

A whole-home renovation is anything but a small project. Television shows romanticize the idea of shopping for new furniture, new painting, and adding special touches to your home, without the real grit behind the project. Before you can start shopping for your favorite new home pieces, here are seven necessary steps to take in a home renovation.

Step 1: Plan

The first step in any project, especially a full-home renovation is to plan. Planning what you want from your renovation, what your time frame is and planning the budget of the renovation is always the first step. Depending on the project, plans may have to be put in place for living accommodations during the home renovation. Be sure to plan if you will be staying in the home or if you will be leaving while the work is being completed. Ask your contractor if it is possible for you to stay in your home, as it always depends on the scale and intensity of the renovation. 

Step 2: Evaluation

When you have a plan in place, you can then select a contractor to evaluate the project. A home renovation is not a DIY project. Be sure to look for contractors with experience, licenses, and someone who provides ongoing communication to you. Check out these tips for picking a Naples contractor for information on choosing a builder that’s right for you. 

In the evaluation step, a trusted contractor should map out zoning requirements, site surveys and any deed restrictions you may have for your remodel. This is where choosing the right contractor comes into play. If you are in the Naples area, check out Varian Construction. Varian has over 30 years of experience in home renovations. Our work can be seen throughout Naples including Port Royal, Royal Harbor, Pelican Bay, and Golden Gate Estates!

Step 3: Demolition

This step should not come as a shock to you as you have to tear down walls to put up new ones. If you walk into a home renovation project and you see your house gutted and demolished, do not fear. This is a necessary step.  Demolition is best left to professionals. With cautions like wiring, plumbing, and load-bearing walls, demolition should be provided by a skilled and licensed professional to tear down and build up. 

Step 4: Electrical / Plumbing

One of the most necessary steps to a home renovation is electrical and plumbing work. Updating an entertainment room, office, or really any room with lights, will offer new electrical challenges that should be left to contractors and electricians. If you are redoing a bathroom, kitchen, or lanai, plumbing is one of the most important steps. In Florida homes, HVAC and cooling systems should be updated every 10 to 15 years due to the amount of use. If you are renovating a home, do not spare the extra expense to upgrade your systems so it is not a headache you’ll have to face later. 

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Step 5: Drywall

Drywalls are the bones of the home. This is where you can start seeing where rooms are, and where dreams start to become reality. When drywalling a home, contractors will lay out doors and window locations, as well as mapping out the home. This is a very exciting step for a homeowner and at this point, a contractor should be in active communication with you to start finalizing the project. Trust an award-winning contractor like Varian, who prides themselves on connecting with their clients to ensure there are no surprises during the home renovation project. 

Step 6: Design 

The scope of home remodeling is only limited by your imagination, which is why you hire a seasoned contractor to design any room to the best of your liking. The design portion includes painting, flooring, furnishing, lighting, landscaping and much more. For design ideas check out the Varian Construction gallery. 

Step 7: Inspection

The final step to a home renovation is the home inspection. Here you will be sure to know that your home is up to standards, safe, and matches your plans laid out in the beginning. Here at Varian Construction, our project doesn’t end here. We make sure to follow up with a 30-day follow-up visit and even a one-year follow up visit to make sure our clients love their homes forever. To learn more about home renovations in Naples Florida, check out our website or call 239-514-0103 today. 

What the Experts Learned from Home Remodeling Trends in 2020

Experts in Remodeling | Varian Construction

Even with 30 years of experience in home building, 2020 brought forth unprecedented lessons in the area of home remodeling. As an expert home builder and contractor in Naples Florida, we make it a priority to learn from our experiences and ensure that we create the best products for our clients.  Here are some of the major lessons we learned as an essential worker in 2020.

The home is more than just a build 

Home has been redefined as a shelter and safe place away from the horrors of the pandemic. Just about one year later, we are still hearing about “home quarantine”, “working from home,” and even “home concerts!” A home is now a place for the family to relax, play and work. Here at Varian construction, we want to make sure your home is that place. By updating and remodeling your house you can give it the look and feel that you have always wanted. Many people have taken on a bathroom remodel, condo remodels, or even a full home remodel in the past year! If you are looking to turn your Naples home into something more, check out some of Varian construction’s work!  

The importance of planning

It is no secret that nobody planned on the extremes we saw last year. As a premier Naples home builder, we take pride in our specific and efficient planning process. Our first two stages of our construction process start with evaluation and design. In the evaluation stage, we meet to discuss your wants and needs for your project. Upon evaluation, we research zoning requirements and any deed restrictions that would limit us in any way. The more research done in the planning process, the less likely it is to have a problem arise during the project. We then plan a preliminary budget and timeframe for your remodel so that there are no surprises. In the design phase, we make sure that your wants and needs for your space are met with the best equipment, suppliers, and professionals.  Your budget will be finalized along with drawings and construction documents. 

Experts in Remodeling | Varian Construction

Home offices are the future

Along with many other home trends, we have seen a massive change to the “work-from-home mentality.” In fact, 1 in 4 Americans is currently working from home as of January 2021, according to a study by Apollo Technical.  In order to make these work changes, people have had to make home changes. By adding home offices, utilizing old spaces, or even adding additions to their home, they have turned family rooms into conference rooms, garages to cubicles and dining rooms into break rooms. If you are planning on making any of these changes, call Varian Construction to plan your new office at home.

Client satisfaction

2020 changed what it means to invite someone into your home. It takes a new amount of trust to let someone work in your home. Here at Varian Construction, we have taken major precautions to ensure safety for our team members and our valued clients. We understand that it is a big deal to invite someone into your home, the pandemic aside, which is why we make client satisfaction our number one priority. We want to make sure that that your home is exactly what you envisioned and more. For more on Varian Construction check out our website or call 239-514-0103.