Before You Begin
A major home renovation can be a wonderful, life changing experience. At the same, we also know that done poorly, it can also be extremely stressful for the homeowner. We’ve even heard it described as “one of the ten most stressful experiences in life.”
Whether it’s articulating your personal tastes, selecting finishes, establishing a budget or living through the sawdust, a home renovation can be a true test of endurance.
It Can Be Enjoyable
At Harrell Remodeling, we make every effort to ensure your experience is as pleasant, comfortable and as rewarding as possible. For us, the quality of the experience is as important as the quality of the final product. And that’s saying a lot.
By offering integrated design + build services, personalized attention and a recognition that we’re about to invade your home, we have developed a process that minimizes the stress and maximizes your reward.
It’s only natural that homeowners have concerns and reservations as they begin a major home remodeling project. For most people, this is a big, unknown experience with a significant financial investment.
People come to us with different sets of fears and concerns. Feelings from a prior bad remodeling experience, concerns about an older home with hidden structural problems, or not understanding how they can live amidst a construction zone are very common.
Unfortunately, people can feel discouraged following a poor remodeling experience. Whether stemming from an unethical contractor, poor quality work, project delays, scheduling problems, or poor communication, remodeling projects can leave homeowners hesitant to remodel again.
That doesn’t happen with us.
We are well aware of the difficulties, frustrations and disappointments that a poorly managed project creates for the homeowner. That’s why we demand high professional standards, high-level project management, and impeccable craftsmanship from our staff. Add to those ideals a company culture that puts our clients and their home at the center of our focus. We are proud to deliver a remodeling experience that our clients appreciate and remember fondly.
People grow and lives change. There’s no way around it. Often a remodeling project arises from these life challenges. A thoughtful renovation takes into account the people living in the home as well as visitors.
As children become teenagers, families benefit from larger, more comfortable gathering areas, increased storage space, a better flow of traffic through the home, and rooms with more privacy.
The needs of individuals can also change in midstream. A telecommuting position requires a new home office, an elevated interest in cooking leads to an upgraded kitchen, or starting a family requires a nursery.
When young adults begin to leave home, parents’ needs often change again. A library or wine cellar becomes more useful than an extra bedroom. A larger master bathroom and bedroom can make more sense.
And as older adults age into retirement, issues related to safety and physical mobility can be addressed gracefully with aesthetically pleasing universal design techniques.
Timeless Design is Possible
People change over time and so too do architectural styles. This may cause other problems. While a decade-old design fad was at one time ‘all the rave,’ it’s often a thorn in the side for many homeowners today.
Living in an outdated home can cause frustration and people often feel like they are living in the past. Often dark and out of sync with today’s styles, older homes lack fresh energy and functional aesthetics. The Harrell Remodeling design team knows how to breathe rejuvenating life back into older homes, while staying true to the architectural integrity of the original home. We can also change the original style of the home to match your taste as homeowners.
Our team has extensive experience in updating older homes to meet today’s higher standards for quality and comfort. Sometimes that means opening up rooms for increased space and light. Other times it means replacing old fixtures and other finishes with more stylish, yet timeless, products.
A Team that Helps You Manage Change
Our designers are sensitive to these change-related needs and stresses and offer solutions that enhance better living. And because we are an integrated, Design + Build remodeling firm, we are able to establish clear communications between our architects, designers, project managers, and carpenters. Our company structure smoothes out the entire process and is at the heart of how we serve our customers.