Thursday, July 7, 2011

Charlotte Fort Mill Top 5 Residential Remodeling Questions with Beck Design Group

Charlotte Fort Mill residential remodeling contractor Beck Design GroupWe get a lot of questions every day from homeowners about remodeling and building projects.  But out of the hundreds of residential remodeling and building projects that we have been involved with over the past 10+ years, there are the same Top 5 remodeling questions that homeowners ask most often.  Within these Top 5 questions, there are variations, but the core of the questions always remain consistent!  We hope you enjoy reviewing the Top 5 Home Remodeling questions from Beck Design Group.

Top 5 Home Remodeling Questions from Beck Design Group Customers

Top Remodeling Question #1:  What are the advantages of a design/build remodeling company?

From a homeowner perspective, a design/build residential general contractor like Beck Design Group provides you, the client, a single source Charlotte Fort Mill home remodeling builder and contractor Beck Design Group.of responsibility, authority and cost control for your remodeling project, from start to finish. Our design/build approach leads you, as a homeowner, to:
(a) only pay for a design which can realistically be built within your overall budget;
(b) only deal with one single project contact…us;
(c) a total, open disclosure about every aspect of your project…this means better communication and no hidden or costly surprises

Top Remodeling Question #2:  Are All Licensed Contractors Considered General Contractors?

No! A general building contractor is “a contractor whose principal business is in connection with any structure built, being built, or to be built, requiring in its construction the use of at least two unrelated building trades or crafts (e.g. plumbing, electrical, drywall, etc. ).” Room additions and most kitchen and master bath remodels are best handled by a licensed general contractor, as these projects typically encompass demolition, framing, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, etc.  Beck Design Group is a licensed residential general contractor.

Top Remodeling Question #3:  What is the Best Way to Determine My Remodeling Project Budget?

The most reliable method is to get a precise bid based on a set of plans and product specifications. Obviously, this is not practical during the initial planning stages of a remodeling project.  Beck Design Group is happy to provide you with a “ballpark” budget range based on a preliminary, no-obligation consultation. This meeting allows us to learn first-hand about what you ideally want to accomplish with your home remodel along with your top priorities.  In turn, we can offer valuable information to help you make key decisions and continue to move forward toward your goals.

Top Remodeling Question #4:  How Do I Plan for the Home Remodel?

The first step is to develop an idea of what you want to do. Write a prioritized list of your needs and wants. Look at magazines and websites and collect pictures of what you like. The more clearly you can envision the project and describe it on paper, the better prepared you’ll be in making your decision.  Think about traffic patterns, furniture size and placement, colors, lighting and how you expect to use the remodeled space. Figure out how much money you have to spend on the remodeling job, furnishings, landscaping or any other cost you might incur. We can help you from the very beginning if you need us!  Read our Tips on Surviving a Home Remodel Project!

Charlotte Fort Mill residential general contractor for remodels and new home construction is Adam Ferrara of Beck Design Group.Top Remodeling Question #5:  What Do You Handle During the Remodeling Project?

Beck Design Group coordinates and manages everything.  From A to Z.  We handle all permits and budgets, all craftsmen and tradesmen, planning, design, finishes, clean-up and final walk-through.  We do everything.  Your role will be to provide “approvals” during the selection and design process.  We communicate very closely with our clients so that you will understand everything that is happening.  Total disclosure.  We do not want you to be surprised about anything that happens in your remodeling project.

For a private meeting with Adam Ferrara of Beck Design Group to discuss your remodeling ideas or upcoming remodeling projects, please call Adam at 803-746-7908 or email  We think that during our first meeting together you will feel comfortable in knowing that you selected the right people at Beck Design Group to handle your remodeling project!

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