home remodeling and Renovation

The Meaning of Remodeling and Remodel

According to Wikipedia, Remodeling (also called renovation) is the process of improving a structure. The process of remodeling, however complex can be broken down into several processes:

  • Planning
  • Engineering
  • Structural repair
  • Rebuilding
  • Finishes

According to Merriam/Webster the word Remodel means to alter the structure of or remake. Synonyms: alter, make over, recast, redo, refashion, remake, change, revamp, revise, rework.

For most homeowners your home is your largest investment. Choosing to remodel can greatly improve your home’s value and enhance your living experience. Choosing the right remodeling contractor with the right remodeling process is critical to the outcome of your project and your overall happiness.

Remodeling is not the same as a Custom Home-
Remodelers vs. New Home Builders

It is vital for homeowners to understand that remodeling is not the same as building a new home. In fact the differences are so stark that many new home builders would rather stay at home than work on a home that is occupied. However the recent economic downturn has caused many new home builders to consider remodeling to fill their schedules until home building picks up again.

New Home Builders who transition to remodeling successfully set up a business model specifically for remodeling. Builders who try to remodel with the new home business model tend to fail miserably and disappoint thousands of consumers every year.

In essence a Remodeler is a contractor who takes an existing home apart and renovates it while you and your family live there. This requires extensive service, daily cleaning, flexibility and lead carpenters who are well trained to work on older homes while managing the multiple facets of the job. The remodeler and homeowner interact every day through a series of weekly progress meetings and job site communication tools. We use the industry best practice lead carpenter production system to ensure your complete happiness.

A new home builder builds a home that no one lives in. Once the contract is signed the homeowner is not involved until the closing and hand off of the keys. The job is usually built with a project manager and subcontractors who are use to working on owner free projects. The new home construction model is not built on communication and is not conducive to producing happy homeowners.

At Paradis Remodeling and Building we a remodeling contractor who understand the differences and have adopted the Design/Scope Develop/Build best practice model for our residential remodeling services. We involve you in every step of the process to ensure that you are informed and satisfied.