Home Remodeling FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions)
If you have questions about remodeling, you should get a clear, transparent, and easy-to-understand answer.
At SCM Design Group, we take the time to explain the details about the home remodeling services you request. We answer all of your questions and explain our estimates for your home improvement project to your satisfaction.
What is included with a free consult and estimate?
Our free estimates include a detailed written scope of work. We will give you our best ideas for your remodeling project when we visit your home. Also with our experience in materials, fixtures and appliances we will be able to find the best design for your home.
Will your provide 3Ds and renderings for my Kitchen or Bathroom?
We will provide renderings for you to view what your remodel will look like upon completion. Renderings look like a picture of your home and are a likeness of what your remodel will look like so you can visualize the space to be remodeled. All documentation, 3Ds and renderings will be provided only after agreements are signed.
Will I need to pay for a Plans and Permits?
Most kitchen and bathroom remodels are contracted without a permits or plans agreement. Design agreements are most typically used for major renovations of multiple rooms (such as a whole house remodel) or home addition projects. The Township of The Woodlands requires permits for any remodeling that affect the MEP, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing, also any structural changes outside of your property. The cost for Plans, permits and Inspections will be provided to the customer as soon as Township of The Woodlands answer the request of "Concept project" and what is required by them.
How long will my project take?
During our free consultation with you, we will discuss the duration of your project. The key element in completing your project in a timely manner is for you to be available during the process so you can select your products. In addition, we will need full access to your home during the remodel during regular work hours (Monday through Friday 8:30am – 5pm). We will not begin work on your home until all the materials have been received. Our company policy is to stay on your project until completion once we have started construction.
How much will my construction and remodeling project cost?
Projects vary widely depending on your needs and budget. Our representatives visit with you to better understand your home remodeling needs. At Classic Home Improvements we do more than give you a quote. We provide you with the information you need to make the right decisions for your home.
Our representatives take time to explain the details regarding your project. We answer all of your questions and explain our estimates for your home improvement project.
There is no obligation. Give us some time to review your wish list and we will give you valuable information. We believe that an educated consumer is our best customer!
What types of insurance should a contractor carry?
Contractors should carry at least three types of insurance: Professional state license, workman’s compensation, and comprehensive general liability (CGL). You should require proof of insurance before allowing a contractor to begin work on your property. We will provide you with proof of our license, general liability, and workers’ compensation forms before we begin work at your home.
Will there be a big mess during our project?
Construction is messy. It is dirty and dusty. Before it is beautiful, it is a construction zone. However, we respect your property by laying down clean tarps as needed, protect floors, windows and doors, we use plastic walls / curtains to enclose areas and cleaning the work space and traffic areas daily.
SCM Design Group has air scrubbers and HEPA Vacuums tools that will be used in your project.
How do you handle communication with us during our project?
When we visit you for the measurements after the job is awarded, we will give you a schedule we can be held accountable for. Our project manager will communicate the status of your job daily. We visit each jobsite at least once a day, Our goal is to answer your questions before you have to ask them.