Twin Tips: Taking on a Remodel?

So often, the house that seemed perfect for your family five years ago no longer fits the needs of your life today. Yet you love the style of your house or the neighborhood you are in too much to leave. The good news is that you don’t have to. It is possible to make your current home into your forever (or almost forever) home. But where do you begin a remodeling project to ensure success?

William and David Siegel, owners of Twin Construction, Inc., have assisted many homeowners with both small and large renovations. According to William, the most important thing to establish at the beginning of every renovation is a set of goals with a defined list of wants and needs for the space. Then follow up by creating a budget to satisfy the list.

With your project goals and budget in hand, it’s time to start the process of selecting an architect, builder, and/or designer. All three of these professionals may or may not be necessary, depending on the size of the renovation and the goals established. However, consulting with each one will give owners a much clearer picture of the time and money that the project will require. It is especially beneficial when the three contacts (architect, builder, and designer) have a history of working well together and can communicate effectively. 

With a little planning and some professional help, a remodeling project can run smoothly and be very rewarding. The result will be a new environment in a home you can love again. Feel free to contact David or William at Twin Construction, Inc., with remodeling questions or concerns. They are equipped with years of experience, a company of talented designers and builders, and a great working relationship with local architects.  

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Do you need an architect? 
The answer is yes for most large-scale remodeling projects. However, many designers can produce drawings for smaller kitchen and bathroom projects, saving you time and money. If an architect is selected, take a break after the rough drawings are produced to obtain preliminary pricing from a contractor. This will ensure that the project is tracking towards your budget without spending extra time and money on drawing revisions.

Do you need a builder? 
Most definitely, no matter the size of the renovation. Many owners select a builder based on personal experience or word of mouth. Others go through a competitive bid process. For the most accurate bid, provide potential builders with your rough drawings and as many selections (tile, flooring, cabinetry, etc.) as possible. It’s generally recommended to obtain three to five estimates for a project. Any less makes it too difficult to differentiate between services provided. Any more creates too much work for you.

Do you need a designer? 
It depends on your comfort level for making material and general design selections. There are a lot of choices when it comes to interior finishes and furnishings, and a designer can narrow the playing field to those that meet your budget and personal tastes. A designer pulls it all together and can ultimately save you time, money, and energy.

For more about Twin Companies, including their cabinet line and interior design services, visit or call 205.802.3920

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