Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I hire a contractor in Cascade Township?
These days DIY projects are all the rage. But for most things, it’s worth hiring a licensed and insured contractor to do the work. Hiring a general contractor like Willowridge Builders Inc not only reduces stress. It also ensures that all the work is done safely and is up to current building code requirements. It’s the only way to guarantee a return on your investment, to avoid problems with building inspectors, and to live in a home that is safe.
What is the first step of a remodeling or construction project at Willowridge Builders Inc?
When you call us, the first thing we’ll do is arrange a consultation and a site visit. The consultation will give us an accurate picture of what you want. Once we know what you want, we need to figure out what is possible. Everybody’s home is different, so it’s necessary to get a first-hand look at the space before starting a home remodeling project. By visiting your home we’ll be able to figure out how to make the project work. It will allow us to begin drafting plans and creating the budget.
How much does remodeling cost with Willowridge Builders Inc?
It all depends on what you’re looking for. Average kitchen remodels, for example, can cost anywhere from $10,000 to $25,000. But it’s not necessary to spend that much! Clients who are looking for specific upgrades rather than complete overhauls, sometimes pay as low as $2,000. Others spend well over $50,000 to get the high-end kitchen they want.
A lot depends on the size of the space, the quality of the materials used, and whether you want to change the entire layout or just a section of it.
Do I need to get a building permit?
Not always. For a lot of kitchen and bathroom remodeling projects it’s not necessary unless the plumbing or electrical needs to be changed. Any kind of structural modification or home addition requires a permit. In Michigan that includes decks, roofs, sunrooms, and more. We keep up to date with all local building code regulations, so you don’t have to.
If a building permit is needed for the remodeling or construction project, it is the contractor’s responsibility to get it. That’s because to get the building permit, it’s necessary to apply with construction plans and blueprints. The idea is to make sure the new construction is safe enough and the only way to do it beforehand is to show the plans.
How long will the work take?
The reality is that it depends on the project. For a second story home addition, there are a lot of steps. Think about it: from the initial building inspections, to blueprints, to removing the roof, to finally starting the construction and completing it, you’re looking at a long process.
Because build times vary so much from project to project, we can only really estimate the time once we have a plan worked out. Some projects might take a day or two, others may take six months! At Willowridge Builders Inc we always give a detailed estimate of the amount of time needed.