The thought of remodeling can be scary. David Hollies, president of a contractor referral service in Maryland called Home Connections, has a great quote regarding the process: “Remodeling is a bit like having 15 strangers over to play football in your living room for a few weeks. They all arrive and depart at different times and each is determined to make a mess of your home.”
But remodeling doesn’t have to be like that. A professional remodeler recognizes that remodeling is a process, not a product. He’s sensitive to the fact that the process of remodeling is intrusive to you and he’ll do his best to minimize its impact. Believe it or not, with good planning, frequent communication, pleasant and courteous workmen, and an attention to the myriad of endless details, a professional and reliable remodeler can make remodeling an enjoyable experience. Your home may be the largest investment you’ll ever make. Most homeowners only do one, maybe two big projects in their entire lives. For something so important, it’s advisable to select your contractor carefully. We all have a vision of what we want our homes to be, but we should also have an expectation of how the process should work. A professional remodeler should be able to create your dream home for you without wreaking havoc on your home life. A very few select contractors can actually make the process, dare we say, fun.