Frequently Asked Questions
Kitchen Remodeling FAQ
What does a St Louis MO Kitchen Remodel Cost?
Kitchen remodels can be one of the biggest investments and improvements you can make to your home. To find out your St Louis MO kitchen remodel cost, just know that they can start as low as $20,000 and go all the way to $100,000 or even higher. But not to fear, with the proper amount of planning and figuring out a budget that works for you, the kitchen of your dreams is very attainable. It's extremely important to make sure you let your general contractor know what your budget is so that he or she can work within those perameters. There are a lot of ways to reduce costs - especially when choosing materials (doorknobs, hinges, hardware, faucets, etc..
How long does a kitchen remodel take?
Typically you can expect to spend 4 to 8 weeks on a kitchen remodel, but that all depends on exactly what you are doing to your kitchen. Certain things might take more time, such as custom moulding, custom millwork, and new flooring. Make sure, if you've got a narrow window of time for the renovation to happen, that you're working closely with your general contractor during the design and planning phase. This way every one will be on the same page on how long should your kitchen remodel take.
Where can I cut costs during my kitchen remodeling project?
There are many ways you can save on a kitchen remodeling project. You can choose the homedepot cabinets or have custom cabinets fabricated. You can spend time waiting for your tile to go on sale or you can choose an exotic marble. From budget- grade fixtures to custom woodwork and millwork, you can design a kitchen around any budget. Again, it is extremely important that you're open with your general contractor about what your budget is and work with him or her to make sure you stay within it.
Does a kitchen renovation increase the value of my home?
If you're wondering, "Will a kitchen renovation increase the value of my home" you can rest assured it will! But it needs to be done the right way and fit your budget and the price of your home.
How should I prepare for my kitchen renovation project?
First thing is first, you need to design your project. I use Houzz.com to get a lot of ideas for my kitchen projects. Get a sense of how you want your kitchen to look when its finished. Some people also like to look at Instagram. You can always attain the design you want, for any price range. Then you'll want to get multiple bids or find a contractor that you're comfortable with. Always make sure your contractor uses contracts and is liscensed.
What goes into the kitchen remodeling process?
There are quite a few decisions that need to be make during a kitchen remodeling process. While kitchen remodels can be very easy to do, it comes down to carefully planning every detail of the job as well as ordering everything in advance to make the process go as quickly and smoothly as possible.
Bathroom Remodeling FAQ
Does a bathroom renovation increase the value of my home?
Yes, a bathroom renovation can increase the value of your home, but you need to make sure you do it in the right way. The most important thing to keep in mind is to make sure the details of the project you choose reflect the value of your home. At St Louis Renovators we are experts and making sure you don't under or over shoot a renovation project when compared to the rest of your home. As a premier St Louis MO bathroom renovator, we are able to understand exactly where you need to be to maximize the profitability of a rehab.
What does a St Louis MO Bathroom Remodel Cost?
A St Louis MO Bathroom remodel cost can vary depedning on what needs to be done. Sometimes just painting and changing the vanity can go a long way to sprucing up the overall look. Other times you may need to gut the entire bathroom and start over. What is needed entirely depends on the state and updateability of your fixtures, hardware, etc. Generally a bathroom remodel ranges from $8,000-$20,000, but again, the sky is the limit and you could easily spend $40,000-$50,000 in a bathroom if you opt for more luxurious designs and materials. As you can see, a St Louis MO bathroom remodel cost can have a great deal of variance, depending on what is needed.
What goes into the bathroom remodeling process?
Generally, most the bathroom remodeling process follows this general pattern: 1. There is a lot of demo work that needs to be done, removing old vanities, toilets, fixtures, showers, or tubs. 2. There could be some plumbing work, or electic, that may need to be done. 3. When everything is roughed in, it's time for the finishes (tilework, wainscotting, etc.) 4. Then you can install everything.
How long does a bathroom remodel take?
Typically a bathroom remodel takes 2-4 weeks depending on design and space. If you need to order-in custom cabinetry/vanity, tile, or fixtures, this may need to be ordered ahead or could potentially cause the bathroom remodel to take a bit longer if anything is backordered.
Where can I cut costs during my bathroom remodeling project?
There are quite a few ways to cut costsw during a bathroom remodeling project. From tile to vanities, toilets to fixtures, the prices can vary dramatically. Sometimes, just painting an old vanity can save money and fit the design of your bathroom. There are many ways that you can save on a bathroom remodel, the key is designing the project before you start and working closely with your general contractor to make sure everyone has a clear idea of what the budget is and what the expectations are for the bathroom remodeling project. St Louis Renovators is exceptional at working with each of our patients from the design phase all the way through project completion to make sure our customers are not only pleased but excited about their renovation. We use a cost calculator to ensure that everyone is on the same page from the very beginning.
How should I prepare for my bathroom renovation project?
Figure out the design you want for your bathroom, I like to use websites like Houzz.com to draw inspiration for my projects. I also love to post updates of my work on Instagram so that my clients can follow what I do and how I do it. This is extremely important to me because I want to make my work as transparent as possible. There's no guesswork or confusion about the work done by St Louis Renovators.
Basement Remodeling FAQ
What does a St Louis MO Basement Remodel Cost?
A St Louis MO Basement remodel cost can range anywhere from $20,000-$40,000 and sometimes more depending on finishes (hardware, vanity, lighting, etc). The main thing in determining the cost of your basement remodel is the square footage. It's important to note that remodeling or finsihing your basement can add a great deal of value to your home.
What goes into the basement remodeling process?
The basement remodeling process starts with a lot of planning. First you must figure out the demensions of your space that you'd like to remodel. This will determine the cost for the project as well as get an idea of of layout. Next there is the choice of adding a bathroom, or bedroom, and depending on your cities, codes, and regulations, you might be limited in what you can or can't do in your basement.
How long does a basement remodel take?
Typically a basement remodel takes 4-6 weeks, especially if you are adding a bathroom.
How should I prepare for my basement renovation project?
You'll want to consult your cities website for building codes and determine how you can build out your space. For instance, If you want to add a bedroom in the basement, you'll need to make sure you have an egress window otherwise you'll need to add one. You'll also want to start picking out design detials such as flooring in case you might need to special order something.
Does a basement remodel increase the value of my home?
Absolutely! You are adding square footage to your home, sometimes another bedroom and bathroom as well. I have seen anywhere from $20,000-$40,000 in added value to a home, which means remodeling a basement pays for itslef!
Where can I cut costs during my basement remodeling project?
It's hard to cut costs on any basement remodel, mainly because there is usually a larger space to cover and more factors like electric/plumbing that need to be added/changed/etc.. Flooring will be one of your bigger costs and it helps to choose an inexpensive durable floor. Choosing the right materials for your budget is very important. If your remodeling budget is strict, you may need to forgo certain add-on features like custom built-ins or custom bookshelves to stay on budget. You can always add them at a later date!
Does St Louis Renovators have discounts with vendors to reduce remodeling costs?
Yes. I continue to seek out the best vendors for my work, not only for quality, but for costs as well. But its importnant to note that cheaper rarely means better in terms of quality, but we will do our best to facilitate any budget for any remodel.
Does St Louis Renovators provide contracts?
Yes we do provide contracts, for all of our projects, no matter the size of the remodel.
Does St Louis Renovators have liability insurance?
Of course we have liability insurance! If you are working with a contractor that does not have liability insurance, you should be wondering why.
Does St Louis Renovators design my project?
St Louis Renovators can design any project, no matter the size. We also work with other designers if you have one you prefer. If you need help figuring out your style, we can point you in the right direction with such websites as Houzz.com or you can follow St Louis Renovators on Instagram
Where is the best place in St. Louis to shop for materials for my remodeling project?
St. Louis has a huge number of home improvement stores that specialize in selling different materials/goods needed for a renovation. Any home store like Lowe's or Home Depot is a great place to start, but there are always better options out there. For instance, if you were looking for a specific tile for your master bathroom remodel, you should visit the Tile Shop because they have an incrediblely diverse selection of tiles. For fixtures, Metro Lighting has a huge variety of styles at a number of differing cost points so you should be able to get the look you want and stay within your budget.