For homebuyers seeking to claim their place in Paradise in one of Southwest Florida’s established neighborhoods or for homeowners who are perfectly happy right where they are, but want a fresh, updated look for their home or condominium, remodeling is an obvious solution to getting a residence that lives exactly as they would prefer. What is often not so obvious to buyers and established owners, however, are the intricacies of the remodeling process. Researching, interviewing and selecting the project team, determining what is behind the walls of an existing residence, permitting, materials selection, ordering and delivery, and, finally, the actual construction process and design installation can be complicated and intimidating.
However, having a great team in place can alleviate much of the stress that is involved in the process. This is especially true for those wishing to renovate a condominium that is subject to the tight schedule constraints imposed by the building’s POA and HOA which dictate that construction activity can only take place May 1 through October 31.
“There are a lot of moving parts involved with any remodeling project and that is especially true with a total home renovation,” said Greg Brisson, vice president at BCB Homes. “In many cases, a total renovation can involve removing walls and literally taking a home down to the original studs so that the spaces within the home can be entirely reinvented. The result can be spectacular. Understanding the process and a willingness to complete the process one step at a time in a methodical way is really the key to the homeowner getting what they envision and to doing so in a timely, cost effective way.”
“That’s why it’s so important to have the entire project team in place from the very beginning,” added Travis Smith, vice president at BCB Homes. “The assessment of the existing structure should not only involve the architect, but the contractor as well in order to fully understand any limitations the existing circumstances might impose and this coordination should take place before the architect begins designing.” BCB Homes prides itself on this type of up front planning and, as Brisson emphasizes, “it’s this thoughtful, carefully considered advanced planning with the entire team that is the key to a successful project.”