Baltimore Metropolitan Area Remodeling
Why should I consider renovating?
Many choose to consider renovating their home because they are satisfied
with the location which they currently live. Some families with children
like the school district they are in and enjoy the social network they
have built around them. So, renovating your home allows families to have
their dream home while keeping the location and social surroundings they enjoy.
Am I in your service area?
We serve, primarily, throughout the Baltimore Metropolitan area but will
consider projects outside that area depending on the scope and logistics.
Please refer to our list of
areas we serve
How long should I expect the process take?
The time fram for a design/build can vary widely, taking a duration from
anywhere between a few weeks to up tp a year. The duration of the project
depends on the size and type of job being completed. There are multiple
steps that need to be completed during the process, inclufing design,
attaining permits, and construction, but our team works with you to ensure
your project is completed as quickly and effectively as possible.
Can I stay in my home while you do the remodeling?
In most cases, yes, as long as there is one bathroom that is functional
for you and/or your family to use during the remodeling. We will consider
a makeshift kitchen and sleeping arrangements if you are remodeling those areas.
I want to renovate, but I don't think I can afford it. What are my options?
Don’t let the cost scare you away from creating your dream home.
There are a couple options to choose from. Many choose to take out a home
equity loan to pay for the renovations. We also, offer a “master
plan” which allows the home owners to pay in 5-15 payment phases.
This option gives the home owner a more manageable way of pay a larger
sum of money in various steps thru the process.
If I’ve never been through the remodeling process before, how will
I know what I want or what will work best?
We can help with remodeling process by developing multiple schematic floorplans
that gives many different solutions. We want to make it work for you.
Please review our
step-by-step Design/Build process
Without any previous experience, how can we tell the good contractors from
those we should stay away from?
It’s not always easy to tell the difference from “good”
and “bad” contractors. But, a few key things to look for:
if they have any complaints against them in the home improvement commission,
see if they are A+ accredited with BBB, and if they have more than a few
references. Check out our
Remodeling Contractor Checklist
Do you offer any “green” or environmentally friendly options?
Yes, we offer “green” remodeling options in different degrees.
Being “green” can be very expensive so it all depends on how
much is allowed in your budget.
Do I need to find an architect for my project?
Nope. One of the benefits of working with a design/build company is that
we handle the entire process for your project; from designing to the completion
Can I make changes or requests while the project is underway?
Feel free to discuss your changes with our contractors. We do our best
to accommodate any modifications if it fits within the scope and the budget
of the project. We can come to a compromise over whether or not we can
take the project in that direction. This is your home, and we want you
to feel comfortable and satisfied with the outcome.
I have a strict budget. Will you be able to work with it?
At Post & Beam Design/Build, we pride ourselves on providing the most
competitive pricing in Baltimore County. It is best that you are upfront
about your budgetary needs so that we can create a fully customized plan
that is considerate of our estimated budget. We assure that this can indeed
save you a great deal of effort and time in the long run.
I don’t know how to choose a contractor. I mostly look at prices.
How do I know which one is right for me?
Remember that price is not the only element in the overall picture. You
also have to think about accolades, quality of work and design, and stability
of the build, as examples. These days, most of us are searching for the
lowest possible price, not realizing that there are also some risks to
accepting the lower price. At Post & Beam Design/Build, we do many
things to keep our prices affordable while still maintaining top quality,
such as in-house design work.
Where should I get started with my remodeling project?
Looking for ideas? Create a list, in order of most important to the least.
Think about what you or your family needs. Do you want more living room
space? Do you need to redo the kitchen to integrate more modern appliances
and other conveniences? We can help you with the planning stages and help
you avoid the mistake of investing your money in a project that is too
ambitious or over your budget.
Call Us Today!
If you have any other questions, please feel free to
give us a call. Choose
Post & Beam Design/Build for your next home project!