Home Remodeling FAQ
This list of frequently asked general home remodeling questions and answers was put together to help you in your discovery phase of your remodel planning.
There are hundreds of decisions to be made during your remodel design phase. Our focus is to make this process as painless as possible for all of our design and remodeling clients.
One of our designers would be happy to meet with you to discuss your project. During that meeting our designer will share preliminary ideas for your remodel and give you an estimate of the budget range you are in.
To ensure the best ultimate remodel with the fewest issues for everyone involved, we begin with a design phase with almost all of our clients.
Yes. By investing the time that it takes to consider all of the details including their impact on your project’s budget, it greatly reduces the likelihood of costly surprises. We always start with our design phase to ensure that we create the best overall plan with a budget that works for you.
We do charge for the work we do to design remodels. We will discuss the charges with you when we meet for your free consultation and budget range evaluation. Our design fee ranges from $500 to $5,000.
Yes, you can keep it once you have paid for it.
We will start by asking you questions about how you and your family use your kitchen, bathroom or other living space you want remodeled. We need to know what you do and don’t like. If you have a wish-list, please share that. For example, if you have gathered online photos of kitchens you admire, we would like to see them. We want to see your home and your project through your eyes so that we can add our expertise to the mix and develop the design project for you.
Yes we do! Please Click Here to learn more about our financing program and to apply.
The AZ ROC is Arizona’s construction licensing regulatory agency. Per Arizona State Statute, all contractors must be licensed to perform any type of construction work or litigation (unless covered by the Handyman Exemption). A business license in NOT the same as a contracting license. By not hiring a licensed contractor, you run the risk of being scammed and not having recourse should there be a problem with your project. Homework Remodels is appropriately licensed and carries the required insurance, workers compensation and bonds. Click Here to view our AZ ROC License.
Standing water can be an issue, but normal kitchen activity is no problem. There are also automated water shut off valves that can be installed in your kitchen and laundry room that will shut off the water supply in the case of a leak in an appliance such as a dishwasher. Many people have installed beautiful wood floors in their kitchens with excellent results.
Upon request we will provide contact information for clients whom have had similar projects completed.
It depends on whether your pets can handle the disruption of their favorite napping spots and on the size and length of your project. We have found that most of our clients do not need to board their pets (sometimes their spouse, though).
This is a popular concept for multi-generational families living in the same household, or people with various levels of physical ability. Universal Design incorporates elements so that all people in a single household can utilize the same amenities such as sinks, countertops, cabinets, etc.
Most of our clients remain in their home during the process. We do all we can to minimize disrupting your life as much as possible.
We can accommodate most schedules. We typically work between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m, but if that time frame does not work for you we can create a customized schedule.
No, being present during the remodel is not necessary. We remodel homes for people whose primary residences are out of state. We can keep you apprised of the progress of your project via videos and photos. Click Here to view a sample video.
We will conduct an analysis before the project begins to determine the levels and appropriate remedy. It is highly likely that lead paint was used if your home was built before 1978.
Homework Remodels is an EPA Lead Safe Certified Firm. That means our crew has been trained by the EPA to diagnose and remove lead paint in accordance with their safety standards. Click Here to learn more.
Yes, we do if it is within our scope of work and license. If it is out of our area of expertise, we can provide you with a good referral.
You may sell them online, yard sale or donate them. Many of our clients donate their usable items to Stardust Building Supplies. Stardust Building Supplies is a non-profit organization resells them to assist homeowners living on a fixed income and are struggling to maintain their homes. Items can be dropped off at any of their three Valley locations or they will pick them up. Either way, you will receive a taxable donation receipt. Click Here to learn about Stardust Building Supplies.
We serve homeowners in Phoenix and the surrounding communities of Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, and Mesa. If you are looking for an experienced, trusted and certified remodeler, we invite you to contact us for all your home improvement needs.
As a full-service design, build, remodeling contractor, let Homework Remodels update your home’s bathrooms or create an entirely new bathroom or master suite for you.
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We will be glad to answer any questions or come to your home to answer questions and preview your upcoming remodeling project.