What to Expect When You’re Remodeling

Those gorgeous new cabinets. That farm sink. The siding that will make your home look like new again. When you’re thinking about remodeling, it’s easy to fall down a rabbit hole of Pinterest boards and fantasies about how fantastic your house will look with all of those perfect finishing touches.

But the path to a finished dream home is paved with dust, decisions, and disorder.

That isn’t to say that a remodel isn’t completely worth it—not only is it a great investment in one of your biggest assets, it can also make your life more efficient and enjoyable—but it is to say that before taking the plunge, it’s good to know what you’re getting yourself into.

There will be dust (and disorder and inconvenience)

No remodel can occur without a bit of disruption to your life. It’s simply not possible. This is especially true when demolition or removal are part of the plan. However, Jared Lewis Construction makes a point of hiring crews and subcontractors who never forget that this is your home, your life, and your time, and we always are looking for ways to improve our services.

We also work as hard as possible to minimize disruption and, thanks to new technology like the BuildClean dust-removal system, we can help clients stay in their home during the renovation, reducing the amount of inconvenience and uncertainty.

Additionally, we’ll strive to keep you informed so that you know what’s happening and when. With a well-planned, coordinated scheduling effort, the project completion time should be easy to predict, meaning you’ll know exactly when you can get back to your regular life in your newly-remodeled home.

You’re going to have a lot of choices

Herein lies the most exciting (but sometimes frustrating) part about a remodel: you get to determine what you want and what you don’t want. And while this can be exhilarating for some, it can also feel exhausting. It also doesn’t end with the drafting and design phase.

During your remodel, you may find yourself in the position of making difficult choices about the future of your home. Our crews will help limit the number of times this happens, but some things just can’t be planned for. We recommend talking out your options with family members to help make the best decision for you and your home.

It comes in stages

From the first designs and plans to the demolition to the final drywall, there are many steps to a remodel—and they all feel like they take a very long time. They also all come with their own challenges.

During the design phase, you may become frustrated as you work with your general contractor to figure out what’s possible, what’s in your budget, and what will be required. During demolition, a lot of people you’ve never met will suddenly be in your home, taking things apart and generally making what looks like a mess (but is actually progress!). Then there’s framing, drywall, wiring, plumbing, and electrical work. Every step may feel like it should be the last, which can be tiresome and stressful.

Eventually, though, you’ll begin to see your new home taking shape—and that’s when you know it’s been worth it.

These realities shouldn’t serve to deter you; many clients say that their remodel is the best decision they’ve ever made. But going into the process clear-eyed can help you know that what you’re doing truly is an investment.

Ready to Get Serious About Remodeling?

Whether you’re looking to make little alterations or a big change, Jared Lewis Construction is a general contractor and construction company for the Santa Cruz area that offers a wide range of remodeling and construction services. We can turn your house into your dream home. From kitchen and bathroom remodeling to siding, replacement windows, decks, and more, Jared Lewis can make your dream a reality. Call 831.566.9499 or contact us learn about your options.