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Home Remodeling Frequently Asked Questions

This list of frequently asked home remodeling questions was put together to help you in the discovery phase of your remodel planning. There are hundreds of decisions to be made during your remodel design phase. Our focus is to make this process as easy as possible for you.  Take a look at our blog as well for many great ideas and lists for planning your next remodel!  As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to call (480) 895-3442 or email us ([email protected]).

Click here for Kitchen FAQs and Bath FAQs.

We would be happy to meet with you to discuss your project. During that meeting, we can share preliminary ideas for your remodel and give you an estimate of the budget range you are in.

We make a practice of starting with a design phase with almost all of our clients. We find that it ensures the best ultimate remodel with the fewest issues for everyone concerned.

Yes. We always start with our design phase. It ensures that we create the best overall plan that will be balanced with a budget that works for you. By investing the time that it takes to consider all of the details including their impact on your project’s budget, it greatly reduces the likelihood of costly surprises.

We do charge for the work we do to design remodels. Our design fee ranges from $500 to $5,000. We will discuss the charges with you when we meet for your free consultation and budget range evaluation.

Yes, once you have paid for it, you can keep it.

We usually start by asking you questions about how you and your family use your bathroom, kitchen, or other living space you want to be remodeled. We need to know what works for you and what doesn’t. If you have a wish list, please share that. For example, if you have gathered online photos of bathrooms you admire, we would like to see them. Our goal is to see your home and your project through your eyes. Once we do this, we can add our expertise to the mix to develop the design project for you.

Yes, we do! Please Click Here to learn more about our financing program and to apply.

Many people have installed beautiful wood floors in their kitchens with excellent results. Standing water can be an issue, but normal kitchen activity is no problem. There are also automated water shut-off valves that can be installed in your kitchen and laundry room that will shut off the water supply in the case of a leak in an appliance such as a dishwasher.

The AZ ROC is Arizona’s construction licensing regulatory agency. Per Arizona State Statute, all contractors must be licensed to perform any type of construction work or litigation (unless covered by the Handyman Exemption). A business license in NOT the same as a contracting license. By not hiring a licensed contractor, you run the risk of being scammed and not having recourse should there be a problem with your project. Homework Remodels is appropriately licensed and carries the required insurance, workers compensation, and bonds. Click Here to view our AZ ROC License.

Yes, upon request we will provide contact information for clients who have had similar projects completed.

Universal Design incorporates elements so that all people in a single household can utilize the same amenities such as sinks, countertops, cabinets, etc. This is a popular concept for multi-generational families living in the same household or people with various levels of physical ability.

It depends on the size and length of your project and whether your pets can handle the disruption of their favorite napping spots. We have found that most of our clients do not need to board their pets (sometimes their spouse, though).

We minimize disrupting your life as much as possible. Most of our clients remain in their home during the process.

We typically work between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. However, we can accommodate most schedules if that time frame does not work for you.

No. We remodel homes for people whose primary residences are out of state. We can keep you apprised of the progress of your project via videos and photos. Click Here to view a sample video.

If your home was built before 1978, it is highly likely that lead paint was used. We will conduct an analysis before the project begins to determine the levels and appropriate remedy.

Homework Remodels is an EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm. That means our crew has been trained by the EPA to diagnose and remove lead paint in accordance with their safety standards. Click Here to learn more.

You may sell them online, yard sale, or donate them. However, many of our clients donate their usable items to Stardust Building Supplies. This non-profit organization resells them to assist homeowners living on a fixed income and are struggling to maintain their homes. Items can be dropped off at any of their three Valley locations or they will pick them up. Either way, you will receive a taxable donation receipt. Click Here to learn about Stardust Building Supplies.

Yes, we do if it is within our scope of work and license. If it is out of our area of expertise, we can provide you with a good referral.

We serve homeowners in Phoenix and the surrounding communities of Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Glendale, and Mesa. If you are looking for an experienced, trusted, and certified remodeler, we invite you to contact us for all your home improvement needs.


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