Southern Home Remodeling

Master Bathroom & Home Improvement Remodelers


Southern Home Remodeling

Will the home remodeling project be noisy?

Construction is inherently noisy; there will be noise at varying levels throughout the home renovation process. We will give you advance notice during the really noisy phases, particularly, concrete cutting, tile cutting, floor sanding, etc. so that you can plan your days accordingly.

Will it be really dusty and dirty during the home remodel?

The dust and dirt will be the worst in the demolition phase of the home remodel. 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 a plastic sheet over nearby sensitive items like electronics or fine furniture during this phase or remove them from the home and store them in another location.

Will I be without power/water/gas during the home remodeling project?

Depending on the scope of your home remodeling project, there will likely be some brief interruption to utilities. During the demolition phase of the home remodeling project 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.

When do I need to make decisions on appliances, fixtures, etc.?

We will set a detailed schedule  that keeps you apprised of daily activity and we can alert 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.

Do I need a permit for the home remodeling project?

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.

Does Southern Home Remodeling handle all of the necessary permits?

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 agencies throughout the DFW area and understand how to effectively navigate the process.

How long will my home remodeling project take?

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 Southern Home Remodeling, 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.

Will my family need to move out of our home during construction?

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.

Jake McDonald listened to my requests but also was very good about educating me and offering his honest and experienced feedback, which was extremely helpful to me because this project was my first. He was very down to earth and made me feel like he was treating the project as he would treat a project in his own home. If anything, Jake was more demanding in his high standards for the work than I was. He managed my expectations in an expert manner so that I never felt unpleasantly surprised or disappointed

Andy P.