DIFFICULTY FINDING THE PERFECT HOUSE?
Living in Central Oregon provides an attractive lifestyle that is difficult to find elsewhere. With the population growing, it can be difficult to find the perfect home or location to build your dream home. Purchasing a home in a desirable location with the intent to completely renovate is becoming more common. While this approach is attractive, it’s important to understand what you are actually capable of doing. If you want to increase the size of the home, make sure you speak with your real estate agent beforehand. There are certain “setbacks” around the perimeter of the lot that may prevent you from increasing the size of the home. There may also be HOA regulations that you may need to be aware of. If you are considering purchasing a home with the intent to renovate, contact us and we will gladly do a walk through with you. We can then research the lot and provide a free estimate to complete the renovation.
Renovating Your Current Home
Eventually our homes become outdated or our tastes change. Or, maybe you want an in-law suite to accommodate other family members. Whatever your reason, selecting a contractor with the experience to accomplish your goals is essential. We know that remodels can be overwhelming, for example: determining what you want to accomplish, what physical barriers may restrict or if those barriers will increase the cost of your remodel, and finding a qualified contractor who will deliver value and quality. When you select Rogue Brothers Construction you can rest assured that all of your concerns will be addressed.
Discuss your project:
- What are your goals?
- What are you trying to achieve?
- What is your budget?
- What is your time frame?
Depending on what your renovation consists of, you may not need plans. However, if your renovation is extensive or if you are increasing the size of your home, you will need plans. If you don’t have a set of plans we will work with you and one of our preferred designer/architects to start the design process. Already have plans? No problem – bring us your plans and we’ll start the review process.
If your project does not need plans we will do an extensive on site review to determine what we need to do in order to create your vision. If plans are needed, we will still do an extensive on site review, but also review your plans in detail. After we understand what exactly it is that you want, we will then create a proposal that includes the total cost.
Now that we have reviewed your project and determined exactly what you want in your home we will submit our proposal for your review. Ideally we would have a face to face meeting to go over our proposal to answer any questions you may have, however, we understand meeting in person may not be practical for clients that live out of the area.
Once you have reviewed our proposal and made any necessary changes, both parties then sign the contract. The contract is designed to protect both our interests. If, at any point during the construction process, you would like to make any changes to the project, we can accomplish that with a Change Order.
Obtain permits. We are sticklers here and we permit everything required by the State of Oregon.
Now it is time to build/renovate and depending on the project, this is the longest part of the process. During this phase it’s vital that we communicate on a regular basis. For clients that are not able to visit the job site we will provide you with access to our client portal where we will provide weekly pictures of your project.
At this phase the project is complete and we have passed the final inspection! We do a final walk through with the owners to make sure nothing has been overlooked. We also provide you with any necessary documents – your home warranty, permits, and “green building” certificates (if applicable).