Choose a Course of Action
Depending on your needs, the size, and complexity of your intended remodeling project, there are several different options for you to explore before finalizing your plans and signing a contract. Attempt to define which of the following alternatives represents the best approach for your project. It is imperative for you to know what you need, and who to delegate responsibilities to.
The General Contractor
Many home improvements projects may not require professional design services and can be handled by an experienced contractor. Again, be sure to work with a professional. Even small jobs need careful planning, as their success or failure can easily affect the general appearance of the home.
The Design/Build Contractor
"Design/build" is a concept developed to benefit the homeowner with their remodeling project by providing both quality design and construction services within the same company. A Design/build contractor will be able to see your project through from start to finish, keeping design, engineering and budget in mind. NDA is a full service design/build home renovation company.
Major remodeling projects require construction drawings to define contracts and permits procurement. If your professional remodeler does not provide design services, you can use a professionally trained architect. It is best to work with an architect experienced in remodeling, as he or she will be more sensitive to the special challenges that remodeling represents.