You probably know that there are countless things that you need to do before you start your remodel. However, there are some simple things that homeowners don’t think about before they start calling remodeling companies. There are also a few things that you should do after you choose your remodeler but before they start their work.


The first questions most remodeling companies ask after they learn the scope of your project is what is your budget. If you don’t have any idea what your budget is, they’ll have a very hard time helping you plan. One of the best places to find information on home remodeling costs is in the Remodeling 2019 Cost Vs. Value Report. Although it doesn’t contain every project, it’s a great place to start looking.

Interview Remodeling Companies

Even if your neighbor used a remodeling company and they had a great experience, meet with a few. Although a company may have worked for your neighbor, they may not have the same expectations or style you do which won’t lead to the same level of satisfaction.

Revise Plans

Just because the remodeler you choose gave you a set of plans and listed everything they’ll be doing, it doesn’t mean that’s the final plan. Good remodeling companies include a few revisions in their budget when working with their customers. It’s your space and your money, make sure the layout and the products they’ll be using are just what you want.

Prepare the Space

Whether you’re undergoing a big remodel to your kitchen and living space or just a secondary bathroom remodel, you need to prepare your home. That includes not only cleaning out the space where the work is happening, but also any areas the contractors will be walking through. Remove wall hangings and furniture from hallways will make their job easier and reduce the chance of accidents. One option is a portable storage unit delivered to your home. It’s a great option whether you want to keep it on site for easy access or you want it taken away.

Tell Your Neighbors

It’s just for courtesy but it’s a nice thing to do. They’ll likely notice the increased traffic and perhaps be inconvenienced. If you let them know and offer to tell the contractors if there is an issue with parking or noise, they’re much more likely to be polite when inconvenienced.

Jamco Unlimited is one of the area’s leading remodeling companies, especially when it comes to kitchens and bathrooms. We’d love to meet with you and talk about your remodeling needs and share our process. Call us today at (727) 412-8524 for your free consultation.