What Goes Into A Home Remodel- Your Full Guide

What Goes Into A Home Remodel? Your Full Guide

Embarking on a home remodel is a venture filled with anticipation and, understandably, a bit of apprehension. It’s a significant step, one that promises to transform your living space into a reflection of your personal style and functional needs, thereby greatly enhancing your day-to-day life. Such a transformation isn’t just about changing a physical space; it’s about reimagining your environment to better suit your evolving lifestyle and preferences.

The journey of remodeling can vary widely, from simple cosmetic updates to full-scale structural changes. No matter the scale, understanding each phase of the process is crucial to ensuring the experience is as rewarding and stress-free as possible. A well-planned remodel can not only rejuvenate your living space but also add substantial value to your property.

In this comprehensive guide, we’ll navigate you through the essential steps involved in a home remodel with Coats Construction. We understand that each project is unique, and our approach is tailored to meet the specific needs and aspirations of each client. From the initial brainstorming to the final touches, we’re here to provide clarity, support, and expert guidance. Our goal is to demystify the remodeling process, allowing you to embark on this journey with confidence and excitement

We believe that informed clients make for successful projects. That’s why we’ll delve into the details of planning, design, material selection, construction, and finishing, providing you with a clear picture of what to expect at each stage.

The contractor is talking with the home owner

 With Coats Construction, you’re not just remodeling your home; you’re taking a step towards realizing the home of your dreams. Let’s begin this transformative journey together, ensuring your remodel is a fulfilling experience that culminates in a space you love and cherish.

Step 1: Initial Consultation & Planning

The journey of remodeling your home begins with a clear vision, and this is where the initial consultation and planning phase plays a pivotal role. It’s a time to dream, envision, and lay the groundwork for the transformation of your space. During this initial consultation with Coats Construction, our primary focus is to understand your vision, your goals for the remodel, and what you hope to achieve with the space.

We dive deep into a discussion about your preferences, lifestyle needs, and how you intend to use the remodeled area. Whether you’re looking to update a kitchen, create a more spacious living area, or completely overhaul your home’s layout, our team is here to listen and understand every detail. It’s also the perfect opportunity for you to share any inspiration you’ve gathered – be it design styles, materials, or specific features you’ve seen and loved.

Budget is a crucial aspect of this phase. We discuss your budgetary constraints and expectations, providing guidance on how to maximize your investment while achieving the desired outcome. Our experts are here to advise you on cost-effective strategies and alternative solutions that align with your financial plan without compromising on quality or aesthetics.

During this stage, we also start to refine your ideas into a viable remodeling plan. We consider aspects such as the project’s feasibility, the integration of new elements with the existing structure, and any potential challenges. Our goal is to ensure that your vision is not only beautiful and functional but also practical and achievable.

A contractor talking with a home owner about the plans

By the end of this initial phase, we aim to have a comprehensive understanding of what you want and need. Armed with this information, Coats Construction is ready to move forward, turning your dream into a detailed plan of action. This first step is about building a foundation of trust and clarity, setting the tone for a smooth and successful remodeling journey.

Step 2: Design & Material Selection

After establishing a clear understanding of your objectives, we transition into the heart of the transformation – the design phase. This stage is where your vision starts taking a tangible shape. Our team of skilled designers at Coats Construction collaborates closely with you to craft a layout that not only reflects your personal style but also seamlessly integrates with the existing architecture of your home. We prioritize creating a design that enhances both the beauty and functionality of your space, ensuring it aligns with your lifestyle and daily needs.

In this phase, we delve into the exciting world of material and finish selection. The choices made here are crucial as they define the look and feel of your remodeled space. We guide you through a wide array of options, from modern and durable flooring materials to elegant fixtures and fittings. Our expertise in the latest trends and classic styles aids in making selections that suit your taste and the character of your home.

We also consider practical aspects such as durability, maintenance, and compatibility with the overall design. Whether it’s choosing the perfect countertop for your kitchen, selecting the right type of wood for your cabinets, or deciding on the paint colors and textures for your walls, our team ensures that each element contributes to a cohesive and harmonious design.

Throughout this process, we maintain a keen eye on your budget, suggesting alternatives where necessary, to strike the right balance between quality, aesthetics, and cost. We believe that good design is not just about how things look, but how they work and feel.

The home owner is looking a colors and materials

By the end of this step, you will have a detailed design plan and a carefully curated selection of materials, forming the blueprint of your remodeled space. At Coats Construction, we’re committed to making the design and material selection process as enjoyable and stress-free as possible, ensuring that every choice reflects your vision and brings you one step closer to the home you dream of.

Throughout this process, we maintain a keen eye on your budget, suggesting alternatives where necessary, to strike the right balance between quality, aesthetics, and cost. We believe that good design is not just about how things look, but how they work and feel.

Step 3: Getting The Necessary Permits

Embarking on a remodeling project is not just about design and construction; it’s also about ensuring that all work complies with local laws and regulations. This is where Step 3, obtaining the necessary permits, becomes crucial. The permit process is often viewed as bureaucratic and daunting, but it plays a vital role in ensuring the safety and legality of your remodeling project.

The type and number of permits required can vary significantly depending on the scope of your remodel, the area you live in, and specific local regulations. For instance, a simple interior update may require fewer permits than a complete structural overhaul of your home. At Coats Construction, we understand the intricacies of this process and take the responsibility of navigating it for you.

Our experienced team stays up-to-date with the latest building codes and local ordinances. We handle the submission of all necessary documents, plans, and applications to the appropriate authorities. This involves coordinating with local building departments, undergoing plan reviews, and ensuring that every aspect of your remodel meets the required standards.

Obtaining permits is not just a procedural step; it’s a safeguard that ensures the structural integrity, safety, and future resale value of your home. It also provides peace of mind, knowing that your remodel is legally compliant and inspected by professionals.

Coats Construction Concepts goes to the permit office

By managing this process on your behalf, Coats Construction aims to eliminate any complexities and delays that could arise from permit-related issues. We strive to make this step as seamless and efficient as possible, allowing you to focus on the more exciting aspects of your remodel. Once all necessary permits are secured, we’re ready to move forward to the actual construction phase, bringing us one step closer to realizing your dream space.

Step 4: Pre-Construction Preparations

The success of your remodeling project hinges on thorough and meticulous pre-construction preparations. This phase sets the stage for a smooth and efficient remodeling process. At Coats Construction, we place immense importance on planning and preparing every detail before any physical work begins.

Firstly, we establish a detailed schedule that outlines each phase of the remodeling process. This schedule is more than just a timeline; it’s a roadmap that guides the entire project. It includes start and end dates for each stage, from demolition to the final touches. By doing this, we ensure that the project progresses in an organized and timely manner, reducing the likelihood of unexpected delays or disruptions.

Preparing the site is another critical aspect of this phase. This involves securing the work area to ensure safety and minimize any impact on the rest of your home. We take measures to protect your property from dust and debris, using barriers and coverings as necessary. If the remodel is extensive, this might also involve setting up temporary utilities like electricity and water for our crew.

An important aspect of our preparation is also to minimize disruption to your daily life. We understand that remodeling can be disruptive, and we take steps to mitigate this as much as possible. This could involve setting work hours that align with your schedule, maintaining a clean and organized work site, and ensuring any noisy or disruptive activities are communicated in advance.

The contractor looking at the house plans

By the end of this pre-construction phase, Coats Construction ensures that everything is in place for a smooth, efficient, and successful remodel. Our meticulous preparations lay the foundation for a remodeling process that is as stress-free and enjoyable as possible, bringing us one step closer to unveiling your transformed space.

Coordination with our team is essential for a seamless transition into the construction phase. This includes finalizing all design details, confirming material deliveries, and ensuring all team members are aligned with the project plan. Our project manager plays a key role in this, acting as your primary point of contact and ensuring that communication between all parties is clear and consistent.

Step 5: The Remodeling Process

With all the groundwork in place, we now embark on the most transformative stage of your project – the actual remodeling process. This is where the plans and preparations begin to materialize, and you start to see the physical changes to your space.

At Coats Construction, our skilled team of professionals, including carpenters, electricians, plumbers, and other specialists, comes together to execute the remodel. They work diligently, applying their expertise to each task with precision and care. Our approach combines traditional craftsmanship with modern techniques to ensure the highest quality of work.

Throughout the remodeling process, we prioritize keeping you informed and involved. Regular updates are provided, either through meetings, calls, or digital communications, depending on your preference. This open line of communication is key to maintaining transparency and ensuring that the project aligns with your expectations at every stage.

We also understand that remodeling can be an invasive process, so our team works efficiently to minimize disruptions. We respect your home and privacy, ensuring that our workspaces are clean and orderly, and that we adhere to the agreed-upon schedule as closely as possible.

During this phase, you might see a flurry of activities, from demolition to reconstruction, installation of fixtures, and finishing touches. Each step is meticulously managed and executed, with continuous quality checks to ensure that every aspect of the remodel meets our high standards.


Work starts on the left side and on the right side they are finishing up the remodel

We also welcome your feedback and questions during this time. If you have any concerns or if there’s something you’d like to change, we’re responsive and flexible. We understand that a remodel is a collaborative process, and your input is invaluable in achieving the desired outcome.

As the remodeling progresses, you’ll witness the transformation of your space, inching closer to the realization of your dream home. At Coats Construction, we take pride in not just meeting but exceeding your expectations, ensuring that the end result is a space that you love and enjoy.

Step 6: Quality Checks & Finishing Touches

As we approach the final stages of your remodel with Coats Construction, our focus intensifies on ensuring that every element of the project meets our rigorous standards. This phase is crucial as it involves both meticulous quality checks and the addition of finishing touches that bring your vision to life.

Quality checks are a fundamental part of our process. We conduct a comprehensive review of all the work completed, examining every detail with a critical eye. This includes checking the integrity of structural work, ensuring that installations are flawless, and verifying that the finishes are executed to perfection. Our experienced supervisors assess each aspect of the remodel, from the functionality of electrical and plumbing systems to the precision of tile work and the smooth operation of fixtures.

The finishing touches are also an opportunity for you to walk through the space with us, providing feedback and making sure every detail aligns with your expectations. We value your input and are ready to make any adjustments necessary to ensure your complete satisfaction.

The team is doing quality checks

By the end of this step, the remodeled area begins to reveal its new character, showcasing the quality of our workmanship and the attention to detail that Coats Construction is known for. Your vision is now a reality, and your space is ready to be enjoyed to its fullest.

Step 7: Final Walkthrough & Project Completion

Reaching the final step of your remodeling journey with Coats Construction, the stage is set for the final walkthrough – a pivotal moment where we ensure that every aspect of the project meets, and ideally exceeds, your expectations. This step is a thorough and collaborative review, marking the culmination of our joint efforts to transform your space.
During the final walkthrough, we invite you to join us in carefully inspecting the work. Together, we examine every corner, every finish, and every installation. This is your opportunity to see, feel, and experience the changes in your living space. We encourage you to ask questions, provide feedback, and point out any areas where you think adjustments might be needed. Our goal is to leave no room for doubt that every element of the remodel aligns with your vision and our shared standards of quality.

Our team is prepared to make any last-minute adjustments that might arise during this walkthrough. Whether it’s a minor touch-up or a slight modification, we are committed to ensuring that every detail is to your liking. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we are not content until we are confident that you are delighted with the result.

Once you express your complete satisfaction with the remodel, we consider the project complete. However, our relationship doesn’t end there. We provide comprehensive aftercare support, including maintenance advice and addressing any queries you might have post-completion. Plus, with our 2-Year Workmanship Warranty, you can have peace of mind knowing that Coats Construction stands behind the quality of its work long after the tools have been put away.

The contractor is showing the homeowner what has been done

The final walkthrough is more than just a formality; it’s a celebration of a successfully realized dream and the beginning of a new chapter in your home. With Coats Construction, you can trust that every step of your remodeling project, right up to this final stage, is handled with utmost professionalism, care, and dedication to your satisfaction.

Post-Completion Support

The completion of your remodeling project with Coats Construction marks a new beginning rather than an end. We believe our relationship with you extends beyond the final handshake at the project’s conclusion. This is where our post-completion support, a cornerstone of our service ethos, comes into play.

Our commitment to your satisfaction continues well after the last nail has been hammered and the last tile set. We offer comprehensive aftercare service, ensuring that you continue to enjoy your newly remodeled space without any concerns. This support includes addressing any questions you might have as you settle into your new space, providing advice on maintenance and care for your new installations, and being available for any follow-up services that may be required.

A key component of our post-completion support is our 2-Year Workmanship Warranty. This warranty is a testament to the confidence we have in the quality of our work and our dedication to your long-term satisfaction. It covers any issues that may arise due to the quality of our craftsmanship, providing you with peace of mind that any potential concerns will be resolved promptly and efficiently, without additional cost to you.
2 year workmanship warranty

Final Statement

A home remodel with Coats Construction is indeed much more than a mere construction project; it’s a deeply personal journey, one where your aspirations, lifestyle, and unique preferences are woven into the very fabric of your living space. We recognize the emotional and practical significance of this process for you and your family, and our commitment extends beyond just creating a functional and aesthetically pleasing space. Our goal is to make this journey as fulfilling and hassle-free as possible, turning what could be a stressful experience into a gratifying and memorable adventure.
A remodeled office
A remodeled kitchen
A living room

At Coats Construction, we understand that your home is a reflection of your personality and a sanctuary for your family. That’s why we approach every remodeling project with a sense of dedication and care as if we were working on our own homes. We strive to ensure that every step of the process, from initial consultation to the final walkthrough, is conducted with the highest standards of professionalism and attentiveness to your needs.

Our team is committed to clear and consistent communication, ensuring that you are kept in the loop throughout the remodeling process. We are here to answer your questions, address your concerns, and make adjustments as needed to align with your vision. Your peace of mind is our top priority, and we go to great lengths to ensure minimal disruption to your daily life while maintaining a clean and safe work environment.

Ultimately, the transformation of your space is a collaborative effort. We value your input and feedback, as it helps us tailor the end result to your exact preferences. The satisfaction and joy you experience upon seeing your dream space come to life is what drives us and stands as a testament to our dedication to excellence.

With Coats Construction, you’re not just remodeling a house; you’re crafting a home that resonates with your personal style and meets your needs. We take pride in knowing that each project we complete helps create a space where our clients can make lasting memories. Let us be your partner in this journey, ensuring that your vision for your home becomes a beautifully realized reality.