You keep talking about starting with a budget for my project, why?

We have designed some pretty amazing spaces and we can for your project, but if your budget doesn’t meet those great ideas, we will be wasting both of our time. By starting with a realistic budget, you allow us to design based on both your need and your budget. We have many years of experience, by being candid about your budget it allows us to come up with value driven budget ideas. It’s very normal not to know what a realistic budget should be for your project, let’s talk and we can help you get a better idea what money you should [...]

2017-10-18T09:10:35-05:00Categories: |

Do I need to move out of my house during the remodeling?

Not necessarily, although renovations can get messy and noisy.  Many of our clients choose to live in their home during remodeling, especially if your project is a specific area of your home like kitchens, bathrooms, or basements where the mess can be segmented away from your living space. Our clients find that our team of professional tradesmen are very courteous, but keep in mind that if your project is extensive, it may become more practical for you to temporarily move out. Let’s discuss your specific situation prior to scheduling your project and go from there.

2017-10-18T09:10:51-05:00Categories: |

My neighbor’s contractor left before the project was completed, will you stay until it’s completed to my liking?

Our team is dedicated to reversing many of the preconceived ideas homeowners have about contractors. If we decide to work together, we will do absolutely everything possible to keep your project moving as quickly as possible and ensuring it is to your satisfaction throughout the process. Many of these stories stem from contractors starting too many projects at one time or charging too little up front to get the business, which in turn doesn't match the scope of work.

2017-10-18T09:11:05-05:00Categories: |

Should I budget for costs beyond the proposal price?

This can be a tricky question, but we always advise our customers to set aside additional funds beyond the anticipated cost. Unforeseen issues, including bad framework, outdated wiring, and rotting wood can result in additional costs beyond those outlined in the proposal.  We always try to limit these expenses and predict these problem areas well in advance. However, issues can arise beyond our control that need our immediate attention. No matter what may happen, our team will do everything we can to “make it right”.

2017-10-18T09:11:28-05:00Categories: |

Is there a difference between an estimate and a proposal?

Estimate: This is just that: a rough range of the costs that you’ll incur during your project. It will likely change as the design and your material selections are refined. This gives the client a better sense of how much they should set aside for their project before we move forward to nail down the exact specifications of their project. Proposal:  This is a detailed price which is typically based on visits to our client's home. It will include the exact design plans, labor and building material costs, and a detailed project scope.  Our staff and our client's will both sign off on this [...]

2017-10-18T09:11:41-05:00Categories: |

How do I know that I’ll get quality work at a reasonable price?

Reputation speaks volumes about any contractor. If you go with a company that has excellent references and satisfied customers, then you’ll likely get a quality end product at a fair price. Ask for a project portfolio and look for examples of their work. Online review sites are key at this point, make sure to look at these before picking up the phone. Do your homework because those sites are your biggest resource when making this decision.  If they don't have reviews, you  should put them in the same category of a bad review until you can prove different.  Check out the Article: Avoiding Contractor [...]

2017-10-18T09:13:10-05:00Categories: |

Should I get more than one estimate before making a decision?

Comparing different estimates can certainly help, but judging service, craftsmanship, and customer service can be tough. We always advise homeowners, whether they choose Sebring Design Build or another company, to only hire the contractor that you feel the most comfortable with. Remember, no matter who you choose, these individuals will be in your home on a daily basis, so you must completely trust them. Check the Article: Making Sense Out Bids

2017-11-14T14:46:09-06:00Categories: |