The keys to any successful home remodel are planning, organization, and communication. The more time and energy you put into your project, both before and during the construction phase, the more time and money you will save in the long run when your job is completed as planned.
The following links offer a step-by-step guide to the home improvement planning process. Familiarize yourself with the main issues of each section to help make your project a satisfying and successful experience.
Before You Start
Quick tips to help you get organized.
The Design Phase
Advance planning and design are central to your project's overall success.
How to Choose a Contractor
Find, hire, and work successfully with your contractor.
What to look for in a sound contract.
Understand what they areand what they aren't.
Change Orders and Punch Lists
These forms can help your project proceed smoothly.
Communication and Conflict Resolution
When things turn sour, don't despairresolve.
Review Your Insurance Coverage
Make sure your home and its contents are properly covered. Allstate Insurance Company provides a handy review summary.
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