Frequently Asked Questions
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One of the most important aspects to remodeling is knowing—and controlling—your budget. There are so many variables that go into determining the cost of a project. Here are a few things that will affect the cost of remodeling:
Size and scope of your project.
Project cost will vary depending on your location, the size of the room, and what features or options you choose. However, square footage alone is not the indicator of cost; kitchens and bathrooms may be smaller but require appliances, plumbing and electrical features.
Changing the structure of your home typically will cost more because it requires additional design and engineering work.
Age of the infrastructure.
The age and condition of your home must be considered. Structural issues more than likely will have a great impact on cost.
Your choice in products will determine the cost of the project. There are many different levels of product quality as well as price ranges. Talk to your contractor about various options to meet your overall goal.
Craftsmanship and quality.
Like other areas of life, you get what you pay for—a high-quality craftsman and custom workmanship will cost more.
Designs are “FREE” when you choose us to complete your project. Our designs are on sale for purchase if you were interested in just designs.
A general rule of thumb is that a permit will be required if structural alterations are required or if the general living area of the home is changed. This is true for bathroom design, a kitchen makeover, or other remodeling services.
Yes. It is our responsibility as your design-build contractor to handle any necessary permits. The permitting process has become more complex over time because of changing laws and regulations. Being aware of what kinds of questions to ask, and when to ask them, can save valuable time, energy and expense. We have the advantage of working with the various permitting expediters throughout Long Island and understand how to effectively navigate the process.
You will have easy access to your project manager and can expect ongoing communication throughout the house renovation process. We also make full use of today’s modern computer-based tools to manage your project and keep you updated. When completed, we do a final project walkthrough to ensure every detail of your project is handled to your complete satisfaction.
Each home remodel is unique, so this question isn’t as cut and dry as one might think. The duration of your project depends on multiple aspects, including size of the renovation project, scope of work and materials/finishes used. At Avada Construction, we prepare a construction schedule for each remodeling project based on our full understanding of the scope. We also work together with the homeowner to ensure it can be completed within the estimated time frame.
If you are contemplating a whole house remodel, then yes, you will probably need to find other living arrangements during the construction period. Our design-build remodeling process is structured to minimize turnaround time, from tear down to completed project, so that you are not inconvenienced any longer than necessary. In just about every other type of home remodeling project, you should be able to remain in your house.
Depending on the scope of your home remodeling project, there will likely be some brief interruption to utilities. During the demolition phase, and when we bring in the rough trades (electrical, plumbing, HVAC), electrical, water and gas may need to be shut off anywhere from a few minutes to several hours. If we are connecting new gas pipes to your existing pipes, we will need to unhook your gas appliances and test the whole system for leaks. This could take a whole day. Moving an electrical panel or upgrading an electrical panel will likely also take a whole day. In any case, we will give you advance warning so that you can plan accordingly.
Construction is inherently noisy; their will be noise at varying levels throughout the home renovation process. We will give you advance notice during the really noisy phases, particularly, concrete chopping, tile cutting, floor sanding, etc. so that you can plan your days accordingly.
The Dust and dirt will be the worst in the demolition phase. Once we’ve got things stripped down to the frame, things will be fairly clean. Drywall installation and sanding will create a lot of very fine dust for a few days. We do our very best to seal off the rest of the house, but a little dust will always get through. It’s a good idea to throw plastic sheets over sensitive items like electronics or fine furniture during this phase.
We have a detailed schedule on our project management system that keeps you and us informed of daily activity, and also alerts you to approaching deadlines for selections and pending decisions. Following this schedule and meeting these deadlines assures that the workflow will continue uninterrupted. Our production team works with you to clarify your options, and answer any questions.
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“Avada Construction, just completed our remodel and not only is the end result unbelievably beautiful but the process was beyond what we expected. Linda & I felt absolutely compelled to thank you for turning our vision into reality. We absolutely loved your creative ideas and advice; they contributed to making our home a place where we love to spend time with family and friends. Enjoy your success and thanks again.”
“I would like to take this opportunity to express my complete satisfaction with Ed, more specifically, with the people I worked with at Avada Construction. I say, without one single exception, the work your staff did for me was beyond anything I could hope for. People were there working everyday; the kitchen and playroom for my daughter was more than I expected. The workers were careful of my things. Every request I had was taken care of in a timely professional manner. Finally, I have a beautiful, comfortable home that is a joy for me to come home to. Thank you for running such a respectable company and for employing the best staff possible. I have no hesitations in recommending Avada Construction to friends and neighbors.”
“We felt absolutely compelled to thank you for the tremendous work you did in turning our vision into a reality. We loved your ideas and advice, and they contributed to making our kitchen a place where we love spending time. We also appreciate your insight and wisdom being honest with us, when you could have let us spend even more money! Thank you for being concerned with us– you are a true professional. Our kitchen is something we are now completely crazy about. To us, it has such a warmth and beauty. It is a sheer joy cooking in it as well – we are absolutely thrilled!!!”
“Eliana and I want to thank you and all of the others at Avada Construction for your help with our bathroom. We are very pleased with it and the way that it was handled by your crew.” Thanks,
“I just wanted to tell all how fabulous our walkin closet looks and functions. I absolutely love it. Everything is gorgeous. Thanks again for all your in design and build. It turned out great.”
“Ed. from Avada is amazing, we are now enjoying our new built-in entertainment center with 120″ 3d projection screen. It all turned out beautiful. Our family room now is complete and the kids are having a blast. Thanks for all of your time and work.”
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