Some people place a lot of importance on price. They’re not happy unless they get the absolute best, rock-bottom price for whatever they’re looking to buy. But that approach can actually undermine the value of what they’re getting—particularly when it comes to remodeling a home.
If you’re considering a remodel of your Naples-area home, of course you need to pay attention to what you spend, but there are other factors that are frankly much more important than price when it comes to delivering true value. Let’s take a look at three things you might be sacrificing if your only focus is cost.
Nobody wants a remodeling project to drag on forever. Let’s be honest: remodeling is a somewhat disruptive activity. As a homeowner, you want to know how long the project will take—and when you can start enjoying your newlyremodeled home. Low-cost builders often quote cut-rate prices because they underestimate the amount of time a job will take. It’s not until they get into the project that they (and you) realize the mistake. And what often happens is that the job not only takes longer than they said it would—it takes longer than an experienced remodeler would take.Here’s a look at how an experienced remodeler can help a homeowner get an accurate grasp of how long a project should actually take.
The level of experience a builer brings to the table affects not only timeline, but also the amount of knowledge the company can apply to the remodeling process. If you have special or unusual needs, there’s a good chance an experienced remodeler has seen a similar situation. That’s actually helpful up front in the design stage, too. A seasoned design-build firm can use their experience to advise you and work with you on coming up with the best plan. And if you should run into an unforeseen problem or challenge, an experienced remodeler will know how to deal with it—instead of trying to come up with some kind of workaround that may not be the best solution. Here are some additional insights into why experience matters so much when remodeling your Naples home.
In any remodeling project, the most significant costs are materials and labor. Better materials cost more up front, but they’ll last longer and perform better. The same is true for craftsmanship. An experienced, quality craftsman is going to charge more than some guy who was flipping burgers last week. But the craftsman also knows how to deliver quality results. That’s something only training and years of experience make possible.
When you think about remodeling your home, consider that a bargain is not really a bargain if you don’t end up with what you want. True quality lasts longer and delivers a lot more satisfaction. In the long run, quality is a better deal.