You’ve been dreaming about remodeling your house. Perhaps it’s finally getting that kitchen renovation of your dreams or updating a bathroom or two. Where do you start? Whether you’re looking for some simple upgrades, a major home renovation or addition, or building a brand-new home,
Integral Construction Management Inc. is a full-service renovation company in Edmonton. If you’re thinking about embarking on a home remodel, read this typical process for home renovations.
1. Initial Consultation
A team member from ICM will meet with you to discuss your plans. This is when you get to tell them about your dreams and what you want to achieve with your project. It’s also an opportunity to learn more about the kind of work they do. After this meeting, they will guide you through the process.
2. Design and Plan Your Project
The key to a successful home renovation or major construction job is a well-laid plan. Working with professional designers, their team can help you create a design plan for your home that will include all your must-haves and perhaps a few elements you hadn’t thought of before too. From the major components like the layout of your home to all the finishes, everything will be included in the plan. Read more about planning and designing a home renovation.
If you’ve already worked with an interior designer and have a plan, you can move on to the next step.
3. Reviewing the Scope of Work
Once you have a plan, you’ll have a good idea of what exactly will be required to complete the home renovation. The pre-construction step in the process will include the details pertaining to trades, suppliers, consultants and obtaining any required building permits. This step might take some time as all the information is gathered. They might have to deal with things like building code, engineering and other factors that can influence the project. Once the information is gathered, your project is in the queue and a detailed estimate and contract will be created.
4. Project Estimate
So, how much is this going to cost? Now that you have a complete design and architectural plans, you will get an accurate estimate. This estimate will include all the items associated with your project. Always get a detailed estimate from any contractor you hire so there are no surprises.
5. Signing the Contract & Planning the Project
With the design and estimate complete, all the groundwork is in place to ensure the project gets started on the right foot. The contract includes all the details of your home renovation including trades, materials, project schedule and anything else that might be included in your renovation. Reputable general contractors will have all of this in writing for you and will be there to answer your questions and keep you informed on what is happening with your project every step of the way.
6. Project Management & Construction
One of the greatest advantages of hiring ICM is the project management aspect. Having a knowledgeable, skilled and experienced project manager to take care of all the details, big and small, will ensure the project runs smoothly, on budget and achieves great results. No matter what stage your project is at, they will ensure you are kept in the loop the entire time.
7. Post Construction
Just because the job is done, doesn’t mean you no longer benefit from hiring a professional general contractor. They will stand behind their workmanship and offer warranties. They will always be a phone call away if you have any questions or concerns, even after your warranty expires. Good companies believe in building long term relationships with their customers, even after the project is complete.
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ICM’s commitment is to complete your construction project as if it were our own. As your general contractor, they treat each project as a reflection of who they are. Your satisfaction is very important to them and they hold themselves and everyone involved in your project to the highest standards. Let them help you with your renovations or new construction project today!
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