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, Kemp Construction Management in Vancouver can help.
Here is their 7-step process for home renovations.
1. Initial Consultation
At no cost to you, Kemp Construction will meet with you at your home or at their office 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 Kemp Construction does. After this meeting, they will help you figure out the next step.
2. Design and Plan Your Project
The key to a successful home renovation or major construction job is a well-laid plan. Working with their professional designers, Kemp Construction 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 lay out of your home, to the little things like paint colour and trim, everything will be included in the plan.
If you’ve already worked with an interior designer and have a plan, you can move on to the next step.
3. Pre-construction Agreement.
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 agreement 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 zoning, utility issues, restrictions and other factors that can influence the project. Once the agreement is signed, 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, Kemp Construction can give you an accurate estimate. This estimate will include the cost of trades, suppliers, materials and other costs associated with your project.
5. Signing the Contract & Planning the Project
The contract is different than the pre-construction agreement. The pre-construction agreement basically takes care of all the ground work to ensure the project is even possible and to take the right steps to make sure it gets started on the right foot. The contract includes all the details of your home renovation including price points for 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 a general contractor 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. Kemp Construction offers an online project management system, so you can keep up to date on the progress of your job no matter where you are!
7. Post Construction
Just because the job is done, doesn’t mean you no longer benefit from hiring Kemp Construction Management. They stand behind their workmanship by offering a 2-year warranty on renovations and 2, 5 and 10 year warranties on their custom built homes. They will always be a phone call away if you have any questions or concerns, even after your warranty expires. They believe in building long term relationships with their customers, even after the project is complete.
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If you’re thinking about building a custom home or a home renovation, get in touch with the professionals at Kemp Construction Management. Your project will benefit from our over 25 years of industry experience, their commitment to industry standards and best practices and the strong team of sub trades and suppliers they choose to work with. They will be there to partner in your dream and will go the extra mile to make sure you’re looked after.