Remodeling home improvements carpentry renovations and restoration in Illinois
Hunter Home Builders is an Illinois Home Remodeling and Builder offering the finest in complete home improvements, design as well as renovations and restoration repairs. Whether you need to update kitchens, remodel bathrooms, finish basements, home theaters or to create architectural designs and concepts, we are here for all your remodeling needs.
What are the differences in home improvements, remodeling, renovations and restorations?
Home improvements, remodeling and renovation are basically just different terms for the same work. However, restoration is a totally different skill set that goes well beyond carpentry. This is an almost lost art to restore historic homes to the original look and beauty of it's forgotten era requiring the skill of old world craftsmen with the advantage of today's tools.
Things to expect in a remodel
Preparing Your Home for a Remodel and Renovations
Discuss the project with your family, so all will know what to expect. Remodeling can be very stressful especially if the area being remodeled is a kitchen, bathroom or bedroom. The workers, noise and dust can be a very real annoyance.
We understand and do our part to make a minimal impact on your life and schedules. Extensive use of drop cloths, room dividers, shoe covers and vacuums are used - however sheetrock and plaster dust are difficult to completely control. Carpets are covered where construction traffic is likely. When remodeling a kitchen, temporary work area can be set up in another room with your coffeepot, microwave, refrigerator and hot plate.
More details will be discussed before we begin work.
Construction Phase for Remodeling and Renovations
When construction is to begin, Hunter Home Remodeling will supply a construction schedule that usually coincides with the payment schedule. Then the real work begins. Remodeling is exciting. Making design choices is creative and absorbing. It is rewarding to turn a dream into reality, but it is also chaotic, messy and challenging. Hunter Home Remodeling never lets a homeowner operate under the illusion that a remodeling project is a walk in the park. Remodeling will be a major disruption in your family lives. Strangers will be in and out of your home for weeks or months at a time. Although Hunter Home Remodeling will take precautions to minimize your level of stress, you will find that a home remodel will inevitably tax your emotions.
Coping with a Remodel and Renovation
Tips for Reducing Your Stress Level - Get away from it all.
During a remodel, your home is disturbed. Gone is the refuge at the end of a long day. Instead, you have disorder. Because it is stressful to go for long periods of time without a respite of peace and quiet, we suggest getting away for a while. Go for a walk, go to the gym, or take a class. Take your family away for a long weekend or a vacation. Keep expectations realistic. Maybe there isn't room for a trash compactor. Maybe French doors cost more than you anticipated. Maybe your budget cannot be stretched to cover the high end appliances. Please be candid with us about your budget limits, so that the designs you fall in love with does not have to be scaled back to meet spending limits!
Expect the unexpected.
Schedules can and often do change at some point during a remodeling project. Maybe the cabinets you fell in love with are back-ordered due to a strike in Wisconsin. Maybe the electrician's wife just gave birth to twins. Maybe the snowstorm in Michigan delayed the delivery of the counter tops.... the list goes on. Be mentally prepared to deal with unexpected delays.
Communicate and take positive decisive actions.
Throughout the project and especially before it begins, communicate your needs openly and honestly with us. We understand you may have questions or challenge to decision made. Establish a reliable two-way method of communication such as e-mail, change orders or handwritten notes at an established place in the home. Do not rely merely on voice messages at either end, as they can be forgotten or inadvertently erased. Hunter Home Remodeling guarantees that there will be communication and changes in writing throughout the duration of the project.
The construction process final walk through is to create a final to do list. Most items can be immediately corrected however if an item requires replacement from a supplier then a reasonable time frame will be set between you and Hunter Home Remodeling to complete the final to do list items.
Although Hunter Home Remodeling strives for perfection, everyone knows that small details will need attention. That is the reason behind the final to do list. Created at the end of the project between the homeowner and contractor, the "to do list" contains items or tasks that need repair, adjustment or completion.
Hunter Home Remodeling quality of workmanship will meet or exceed the Home Builders Residential Construction Performance Guidelines. If you see a flaw or have a problem, be sure to tell us! Hunter Home Remodeling has a reputation for customer satisfaction that we intend to uphold.
Project Completion and time to enjoy!
When the project is over you will quickly see the inconvenience and disruption was well worth it! You now have something that provides years of lasting enjoyment and value.
Arlington Heights, Barrington, Cary, Chicago IL Illinois
Hunter Home Builders services the following suburbs of Chicago Illinois.
Arlington Heights IL, Palatine IL, Buffalo Grove IL, Barrington IL, Cary IL, Crystal Lake IL, Algonquin IL, Lake in the Hills IL, Lake Zurich IL, Long Grove IL, Mount (Mt) Prospect IL, Prospect Heights IL, Glenview IL, Inverness IL, Hoffman Estates IL, Roselle IL, Deer Park IL, Kildeer IL, Lincolnshire IL, Schaumburg IL Vernon Hills IL, Northbrook IL, Highland Park IL, Deerfield IL, Libertyville IL, Mundelein IL, Grayslake IL, Streamwood IL, Bartlett IL, Saint Charles IL, Lake Barrington IL, South Barrington IL, North Barrington IL, Barrington Hills IL, Fox River Grove IL, Wheeling IL, Rolling Meadows IL, Des Plaines IL, Elk Grove Village IL, Cook county, Lake county, McHenry county, Kane county, Illinois