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Home Remodeling in Denver: What To Expect During an Initial Consultation

June 28, 2017

If you have decided to invest your hard earned money into remodeling your home, it’s important to work with a team that you can trust. It’s strongly recommended that you attend a consultation with a company that handles home remodeling in Denver before agreeing to officially hire them. What should you expect during this initial consultation? How should you prepare? Here’s what you need to know:

Calculate a budget.

You should not begin to meet with different companies to discuss your plans unless you have finalized your budget. If you don’t have a budget, the companies you meet with could spend a lot of time planning for things that you cannot afford, and you may be crushed to hear that the initial design you fell in love with is out of your budget. Be smart and go into the consultation with a number in mind.

Talk about the timeframe.

It’s important to get an estimate of how long the remodel will take—especially if you are remodeling large portions of your home. You should also ask whether it is safe for you to stay inside your home during the remodel, and if so, how you will be able to protect yourself and your family from any potential hazards.

Know your priorities.

Before the consultation, sit down and think about what you really expect to get out of the remodel. Begin to write down a list of changes that you want to see in the room that you are remodeling. Once you have finished your list, start to prioritize each of the features. Bring this list with you to the meeting.
During the consultation, try to communicate your priorities clearly to the team. For example, let’s say you are remodeling your bathroom. Although you would love to install a freestanding tub, what you really need is more storage space. If there isn’t room in your bathroom—or your budget—for both, you should go with what you need (storage space) over what you want (the tub). Learn 4 ways to prioritize remodeling projects.

Ask to see the company’s work.

You should always ask to see a portfolio of the company’s work before leaving a consultation meeting. Make sure that the company has experience with projects similar to yours so you know that your home is in good hands.

Schedule a walk-through consultation.

Many companies will conduct a short phone consultation with you to discuss your needs prior to moving forward. If the phone consultation goes well, they may then ask if you are interested in scheduling a walk-through consultation. This means someone will come to your house and walk through the area that is being remodeled to get a better idea of the work that is needed. Be sure to schedule this before parting ways after the consultation so you can continue to move forward with your remodeling plans.
Ready to take the first step towards completing your remodel? It’s time to contact the remodeling professionals. At S.F. Inc., we value each and every one of our relationships with our clients. To get started on your remodel or to learn more about our services, contact us by calling 303-210-5991 or emailing