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10 Ideas to Renovate your House Beautifully

You are renovating your Tampa Fl home because you want your house to look more beautiful, comfortable and to increase its value. The key to renovating your house is to plan the entire process effectively.

Ten Ideas to Remodel Your Tampa Bay Fl Home Beautifully and Economically

1. Effective Planning – Devise a renovation plan for each area of your home.

2. Budget Limit – Remember not to overestimate your budget and plan on underestimating and then researching things you really must need.

3. Do Your Research – Take advantage of online shopping. Most likely a beautiful table that you liked at a high-end retailer may be purchased at a lower price elsewhere.

4. First Impressions – The first impression of your home is your door so it should be well kept including the fixtures. You can always repaint it or replace it.  Also keep in mind of the lighting in your room, and your door color shade should optimize the room lighting the way you want.

5, Paint Affects Lighting – When renovating your home, you might opt for new paint.

6. Make Small Rooms Appear More Substantial – A beautiful and inexpensive way to achieve that is to use mirrors. It’s the best way to make a room look spacious.

7. Maximize Storage – Utilizing your kitchen to its maximum capacity can help minimize your storage problems.

8. Let the Light In – Install large windows when remodeling your home or if it’s not within the budget, paint your windows a shade lighter than the rest of the room to maximize the light coming in.

9. Bathroom Remodeling – You can change the paint, paint cabinets and fix the pressure of the shower head.

10. Floor Renovation – If you’re on a budget, then floor renovations might seem a little expensive, then invest in renovating everything else around your floor to meet its demands.

Finally – Cass Remodeling understands your budget, from the entrance door to kitchen and bathroom renovations. We offer a free no-obligation remodeling consultation and easy financing. Our Design Experts are happy to answer any questions that you may have about the process or to discuss a Tampa remodeling project you’re considering.

Call For Easy Financing & Free Estimates
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Remodeling Projects That Work

Establish Effective Two Way Communication

It’s paramount to have clear communication for a smooth home remodeling project.  Does the remodeler listen? Does he/she answer questions clearly?
Can you reach them whenever you need to? Does he return phone calls or texts promptly? Does he let you know when problems arise and work with you on solving them?
You don’t want to hire someone who is reluctant or unwilling to be in constant communication with you.  We at Cass Remodeling, are open and willing to discuss every aspect of your project with you and field questions or concerns with you whenever they arise.

Make Sure You are Compatible with the Tampa Contractor

You are going to spend a lot of time with the Contractor and their crew, so it’s important to have a good rapport and trust him or her.

Have Specific Goals and Realistic Expectations

Most Tampa Bay homeowners drastically underestimate the complexity involved in any remodeling project.  It’s important to understand that there are alot of factors in play and any unforeseen incidents may happen.  If you go into the remodeling process understanding this, it will help you deal and accept whatever problems the remodel my run into.

Flexibility is the Key

It’s important to have a flexible timeline and budget.  A common recommendation that we give to our Clients is to be prepared to spend up to 10% more than your project’s bid.  Remodeling is a huge interruption of you daily normal life.  Remember to be flexible during the project so that you can handle the unexpected.

Discuss and Agree on How Change Orders Will be Handled

With home remodeling in Tampa Bay, there is always a chance you may want to change materials or other project details during the job.  Even before demolition work starts, make sure that you agree with your remodeler about how these changes will be handled.  It’s imperative that you have changes in writing.  Some common problems that lead to change orders are unforeseen conditions at the job site, when the owner wants to expedite the process and when there are gaps in the original contract.

Agree on a Well Written Contract that Covers All Bases to Protect Yourself

The contract should include a timeline for the project, price and payment schedule, detailed specifications for all products and materials, insurance information, permit information and lien releases.
More often, Tampa Bay homeowners view themselves as passive members of their remodel when they should be one of the most active members of the project.  Clear communication is key which will allow you to understand what work is being done and find mistakes or problems early on.
Ray Diaz our Operations Manager will meet with you before construction begins so you know what to expect and what to check for at every stage in the remodeling process.
We at Cass Remodeling would love the opportunity to discuss you next home remodeling project! Please call 813-
542-1983 or 727-351-8759 to schedule a free in-home consultation.
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