H3 Construction & Design https://h3constructionanddesign.com Commercial and Residential Remodeling and Construction Contractors in Loveland, Colorado Wed, 27 May 2020 17:34:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.1 https://h3constructionanddesign.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/cropped-h3-mark-only-2x2_SMALL-32x32.png H3 Construction & Design https://h3constructionanddesign.com 32 32 16 Tools Every Homeowner Needs https://h3constructionanddesign.com/2020/05/27/tools-every-homeowner-needs/ Wed, 27 May 2020 17:25:17 +0000 https://h3constructionanddesign.com/?p=2500 What tools does a new homeowner need? How about: What tools should every house have? The majority of residencies need a few tools to survive, repair fixtures, hang decorations, and do whatever else that’s necessary. Whether you live in a house or an apartment, there are essential tools you should keep on hand to ensure…

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What tools does a new homeowner need? How about: What tools should every house have?

The majority of residencies need a few tools to survive, repair fixtures, hang decorations, and do whatever else that’s necessary. Whether you live in a house or an apartment, there are essential tools you should keep on hand to ensure you don’t get into a bind. Rather than needing to call a professional or have to go the extra mile by heading to the store each time you need a new tool, keep these tools… handy.

1. Hammer

Claw hammer with rubber handle
ToolPriceRecommended Brand
Claw Hammer$5.97ANViL

Everyone knows that the hammer is useful for pounding in nails, but it’s one of the most essential tools of all time. There are a variety of hammers out on the market, each with a unique use. Claw hammers are also good for the removal of nails! The hammer you’ll definitely need is just a regular weighted fiberglass claw hammer with a comfortable grip. You’ll find that rubber handles are much easier on the palm of your hand with the shock absorption.

2. Nails, Screws, Hooks

Fasteners, screws, nails, and bolts
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Nails, Screws, Hooks$0.75+Grip-Rite

Buy a variety of fasteners. Fasteners refer to nails, screws, hooks, and bolts.

Nails are great for hanging up decorations like picture frames, clocks, and children’s drawings they made for mom and dad. Screws are for objects that need more reinforcement. Shelving, cabinets, and some other decorations need screws as they are less likely to fall out. Hooks are great for hanging anything but are especially useful for items that you’ll be hanging and removing often.

3. Tape Measure

Yellow and silver tape measure
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25 ft. Tape Measure$9.88Stanley

A tape measure (not “measurer”) is useful for… measuring things. You’ll use a tape measure anytime you want to get specific with your measurements, such as when you’re remodeling. If you’re just eyeballing where the second picture frame should go, you’ll notice a few differences when you’re hanging them. If you are measuring, don’t use a pen, use a pencil so you can easily remove your marks with soap and water.

4. Screwdriver Set

Basic black and red screwdrivers
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Screwdriver Set$14.98CRAFTSMAN

There are many occasions when a screwdriver set will come in handy. If you’ve ever built IKEA furniture or ANY furniture yourself, you’ll understand that a screwdriver is so very important. You can get an entire screwdriver set, or get a set that is interchangeable in the heads. Multi-bit screwdrivers are cheap and useful for most circumstances.

5. Level

ToolPriceRecommended Brand
9 in. Level (Spirit Level, Bubble Level)$3.18Kapro

The tape measure can only measure distance, it doesn’t fully help with alignment. If you want a perfectly flat table or decorations that aren’t slanted (a major OCD for many of us) then get a level and never worry about the slanting again.

6. Extension Cord

ToolPriceRecommended Brand
15 ft. Extension Cord$9.99UltraPro

Many of the power tools in your home that you’ll acquire only come with a short cord. That’s no fun when your electrical unit is 12 feet across the room and your cord only reaches 6. Get a nice, long extension cord; preferably one that has three prongs rather than two since this can be used for both two and three-prong cords.

7. Drill Set

DEWALT power drill
ToolPriceRecommended Brand
Drill Set$113.99DEWALT

A power drill set is so helpful in situations when you need more power! Essentially, think of a power drill set as an automatic screwdriver, just with way more power and much less effort. Go with a power drill set that is cordless and comes with multiple battery packs, extensions, and is 18-Volts or higher so you have more power.

8. Tape

Scotch duct tape roll
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35 yd. Duct Tape$7.98Gorilla

Tape comes in handy when you need to patch something up or to keep things together. It’s less messy than glue, though it doesn’t look as pretty. Duct tape is very strong but should only be used for anything non-electric. If you need to keep wires together, use electrical tape.

9. Super Glue

ToolPriceRecommended Brand
Super Glue$5.97Gorilla

Super glue is extremely useful for closing gaps and patching materials together. Be extra cautious as you don’t want the super glue to get on your skin, not only is it filled with chemicals, it’s also a nightmare to take off. It is very messy if you don’t have a steady hand.

10. Flashlight

LED high-lumen handheld flashlight
ToolPriceRecommended Brand
S1000 Lumen Flashlight$9.99Amuoc

Everyone needs a handheld flashlight. While many phones nowadays come with flashlights, that’s only good for immediate needs and isn’t preferable for all spaces. A typical flashlight will shine at 100 lumens (the brightness that the lightbulb emits). Get an LED flashlight that shines at 100 lumens or greater. We recommend 1,000 lumens for the best light that’s not too bright.

11. Pliers

Set of 3 pliers
ToolPriceRecommended Brand
Pliers$12.97Stanley

Pliers are great for keeping small objects immobile or for the removal of small materials, such as nails. There are a variety of pliers to choose from and each is very useful. Long-nose pliers are great for reaching things that might be tucked away and are hard to get to. Combination pliers are great for gripping, bending, cutting, and removing materials. Locking pliers are useful when you need more torque with the addition of a better grip.

We suggest you get all three types of pliers.

12. Utility Knife

Red utility knife/box cutter
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Utility Knife (Box Cutter)$13.99Fancii

Utility knives (also known as boxcutters) are adjustable knives that are very sharp and are typically used for cutting through rough materials. They are particularly known for cutting through boxes, but there is a myriad of other materials they can cut through including drywall.

13. Wrenches

2 silver wrenches
ToolPriceRecommended Brand
Wrenches$24.97Husky

Wrenches are great when it comes to tightening bolts and hex nuts. It’s always best to use a tool for its intended purpose instead of repurposing it for convenience’s sake. Meaning, don’t use a pair of pliers to do a wrench’s job. We suggest getting several wrenches of various sizes from small to large or purchasing an adjustable wrench.

14. Plunger

ToolPriceRecommended Brand
Plunger$4.88E-Z Bellows

Get a plunger. Sometimes a plumber isn’t needed when it comes to a backed-up toilet and all you need is to put in a little bit of elbow grease yourself. Use a plunger for toilet drains as the powerful suction will aid in releasing the pressure caused by the materials clogging it.

15. Toolbox

Toolbox filled with tools
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Toolbox$42.99DEWALT

Well, you have to have a place to store all of your tools, right? Get yourself a handy-dandy toolbox that can contain all of your new tools included in this list. Get a big enough toolbox that has some extra space for more tools if you need them. You don’t need anything fancy, just something that you can carry around with a handle for transportation.

16. Ladder

ToolPriceRecommended Brand
Ladder$79Werner

Finally, get yourself a ladder. Ladders are invaluable as you’ll likely need to use it for replacing light bulbs, cleaning appliances and cabinetry that’s out of reach, and replacing the smoke monitors’ batteries every now and then.

If there’s something in this list that we’re missing or a tool that you use regularly, go ahead and leave us a comment. Have fun with your new tools!

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Is It Illegal to Remodel Without a Permit https://h3constructionanddesign.com/2020/04/29/is-it-illegal-to-remodel-without-a-permit/ Wed, 29 Apr 2020 23:04:41 +0000 https://h3constructionanddesign.com/?p=2487 Before we officially start work on a remodeling project for a homeowner, we always ask, “Do you have the necessary permits for the project?” If they answer with a “no”, then we refuse to start the job until they have the permit(s) in hand. However, we do help with this process if the permit hasn’t…

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Home remodel in Loveland, Colorado

Before we officially start work on a remodeling project for a homeowner, we always ask, “Do you have the necessary permits for the project?” If they answer with a “no”, then we refuse to start the job until they have the permit(s) in hand. However, we do help with this process if the permit hasn’t been acquired.

Buildings and properties follow a certain set of regulations, which can differ state to state. While building codes may vary state to state, many permits for remodeling projects are the same across municipalities. Without the proper permit for your remodeling project, you’re going to be in a world of hurt.

Here’s why.

Some remodeling projects require a permit.

We’ve been asked the question of “is it illegal to remodel without a permit?” many times. The answer is, it depends on the project. Some minor touch-ups to the home, made for aesthetic reasons, are typically fine. Other, more time-consuming and major improvements made to the home will typically require a building permit.

There are a couple of reasons for this. The city needs to inspect the project during and after completion to ensure safety and health building codes are met by the work completed. Another reason is to make sure the homeowner’s investment of the property is secured and protected with the remodel.

What Remodeling Projects Require a Permit?

Like we stated previously, not all projects require permits, such as plumbing repairs, roof fixes, and your regular contractor jobs. However, here are some remodeling projects that require a permit:

  • Major foundational remodels
  • In-ground pool
  • New concrete patio
  • Roof replacement
  • Backyard shed

This is a very limited list as permit requirements vary state to state. Essentially, if you are planning on putting in a new structure that could obstruct your neighbor’s view, you’re tearing down walls, or upgrading your kitchen cabinetry, it’s best to check with your city resources for building permits.

Here’s the thing, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

What If I Remodel Without a Permit?

There are many cases from your neighbors and online about people who have regretted not acquiring a permit. The two main reasons that homeowners don’t acquire a permit are:

  • I didn’t want to spend the money on the permit.
  • I forgot to get a permit.

Both are horrible excuses. If you remodel without a permit, there are numerous problems that can occur.

Problems That Can Arise If You Remodel Without a Permit

Surprisingly, if you don’t file for a permit with your city, you could experience more than just a fine.

1. You Could Be Fined

If you refuse to acquire a permit for the remodel to your home or on your property, you could be significantly fined. This fine will cost more than the original price of the permit. So, do yourself a favor and don’t use the excuse of “I don’t want to pay”. If the permit is $150, then it’s best to pay it and save yourself the hassle of paying more later on.

2. You’re Issued a Stop-Work Order

What good is a home improvement if you’re requested to stop the project? Yes, your city officials can issue you a stop-work order, which means the contractor company you hired for the construction or other project will be forced to stop work on the project until you acquire the proper permit(s) to resume.

3. Poor Workmanship

Any company that doesn’t agree to work on a project without the necessary permits is worth their weight in gold. Good, trustworthy, and experienced companies understand how important it is to have permits. Companies or independent contractors that agree to work on your remodel without a permit are taking a huge risk and may not produce the best work. If they don’t follow your city’s building safety and health codes, they are putting your life at risk.

Consider this, you choose to remodel your kitchen with new cabinetry and a wall removal to open up the space. A few months or years down the line, you find out that the wall that was removed was essential to the level above the floor where the kitchen is located. Now, you’re stuck with the decision of risking the upper level collapsing or paying for someone else to put the wall or new beams back in.

Do you now wish you had filed and been approved for the permit?

4. Your House Value Significantly Decreases

Just because you made a remodel to your house, doesn’t mean that it will increase your home’s value in the first place. However, if you don’t acquire a permit, it will definitely mean the house value plummets.

5. You Can’t Sell Your House

It’s entirely possible that you can’t sell your house if you never acquired the proper permits for the remodel(s) to your home and property. You have to inform the buyer and the Real Estate Advisor of the remodels and modifications done to the home.

If the buyer finds out that you are selling them a house that doesn’t have the permits that you should have filed for, they’re more inclined to not buy. The reason being, they don’t want to deal with the city officials, possible health and safety risks, and having to go out and purchase the permits.

6. Your Home Insurance May Not Cover the Remodel

Let’s say that you hire a general contractor to remodel your kitchen, giving it an entirely new makeover. One day, the kitchen lights on fire because of poor wiring or a gas leak. If your insurance company notices that the area that caught on fire wasn’t permitted for a remodel, they might not cover your damages.

Now that’s an unfortunate situation.

Just do yourself a favor and file, purchase, and acquire the proper permits for your project before you spend way more money than you originally intended. Your health and safety depend on it.

Is It Also Illegal to Renovate a Home Without a Permit?

Yes, even renovations can be illegal. Again, depending on what they are and how significant they can be to the structure of the house or property.

If you are caught without a permit for your renovations like installing new ductwork or building a new sunroom, then you’re likely to be fined.

As we have years of experience in dealing with home and commercial building remodels, take the words of a professional here: Don’t skip obtaining your permit!

Save yourself the future headache even if it means paying out a few hundred dollars. It’s well worth it and you can hire professional contractors like H3 Construction & Design to work on the project to ensure the job is done right. Give us a call today if you have your permit(s) and are interested in proceeding with your exciting remodeling project!

List of Building Permits By City

For your convenience, we’ve put together a list of resources for you to file for your project’s permits in your Colorado municipality.

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5 Ways Construction Companies Have Improved Procedures https://h3constructionanddesign.com/2020/02/28/ways-construction-companies-have-improved-procedures/ Fri, 28 Feb 2020 22:39:19 +0000 https://h3constructionanddesign.com/?p=2402 In recent years, the construction industry has drastically changed and improved in procedures to ensure that business owners get the best product for their dollar. Construction projects move much faster, measurements are more accurate, and the digital landscape has taken over. These improvements make it easier for the entire construction project to be built from…

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Commercial contractors working on a Colorado project

In recent years, the construction industry has drastically changed and improved in procedures to ensure that business owners get the best product for their dollar. Construction projects move much faster, measurements are more accurate, and the digital landscape has taken over.

These improvements make it easier for the entire construction project to be built from start to finish with the utmost accuracy and minimal flaws. When a company is ready for a new build or reconstruction, the project goes to an architect for the design and the design is sent over to the construction company who has the winning bid on the job. Once the commercial construction company has all permits and plans ready, they source the materials and start building.

This process has significantly been impacted by digital technology to make the handover seamless.

These five changes to the construction industry have made procedures easier and buildings much safer. The company that you choose for your commercial or industrial construction project should have all of these new procedures in place if you plan for a safe and best of the best construction build.

The success and timeliness of your construction project rely on these improvements.

1. Augmented Reality

Within recent years, augmented reality has come to our mobile devices and E-Commerce stores online, however, it’s also found its place in construction.

Augmented reality is the process of creating a 3D image of an object and viewing it in real-time through a mobile camera lens, such as on your tablet or smartphone.

When a new building, restructure, or remodel is in its design stage, architects and construction companies can make a 3D model of the plan to preview a 3D rendered image on the actual site.

For new builds, this is great since the structure will be properly fitted to the dimensions of the zoning. Remodeling projects are much easier with augmented reality even during the construction stages to ensure proper design elements are being added in the right areas.

2. Building Information Modeling (BIM)

BIM aids in architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) through intelligent 3D modeling. BIM is an intelligent model-based operation that enhances project information, making it easier to access and manage construction projects.

BIM uses computed technology through CAD software to design buildings and infrastructures. 

The process of BIM for construction projects is fairly complex, but extremely beneficial. The construction company will digitize the entire construction site for accurate project information and design.

This works great with augmented reality as these designs will be viewable in real-time at the actual project site.

3. 3D Laser Scanning Technology

3D laser scanners have been around for a few years now, but they are becoming more standard for all project sizes. 3D laser scanners make it possible for construction crews to level out the construction site, acquire accurate measurements of complex architectural designs, and digitize the entire construction environment.

3D laser scanners are used with BIM designs for a higher quality construction project. Instead of having to spend hours gathering measurement data by hand, using a 3D scanner will accurately measure and digitize even the most complex designs.

4. Prefabrication and Modular Construction

Prefabrication and modular construction mean that parts or whole construction projects are built off-site then, relocated to the construction site. Prefabrication has made it easier for construction contractors to build parts of a large project under controlled environments. Not all projects need to be done in the snow or mud.

5. Drones

Drones aren’t just for taking incredible images of the ocean or mountaintops. The construction industry has been using drones to ensure safety and project success. Instead of having a crew member climb to an unsafe area of a building for inspection, the drone is flown in to review.

Drones are fully controlled on the ground by an authorized member of the construction team to view structural deformities and possible safety problems. These devices allow project managers to inspect a 360 display of the entire project without risking the lives of their crew members.

Conclusion

A lot has changed in the construction industry to ensure large projects like yours are built to the best of the construction company’s abilities. With digital devices like these, commercial construction companies like H3 Construction & Design have a higher success rate for the construction project’s finish time.


Our Colorado construction projects are the best, you won’t find a more accurate or structurally sound project than the ones we work on. We’re known for ensuring that our customers aren’t just satisfied with our work, but love it. Give us a call today if you want a trusted, forward-thinking, experienced commercial construction team working on your project.

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What is Commercial Construction? https://h3constructionanddesign.com/2020/02/03/what-is-commercial-construction/ Mon, 03 Feb 2020 22:21:03 +0000 https://h3constructionanddesign.com/?p=2329 When we refer to commercial construction, we’re talking about construction in the private sector. Commercial construction projects are for the building and selling of business structures such as offices, retail centers, warehouses, and industrial buildings. Business owners, managers, and developers hire general contractors to build or remodel their commercial structure. Commercial construction is a project…

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Commercial construction high rise building under construction

When we refer to commercial construction, we’re talking about construction in the private sector.

Commercial construction projects are for the building and selling of business structures such as offices, retail centers, warehouses, and industrial buildings. Business owners, managers, and developers hire general contractors to build or remodel their commercial structure.

Commercial construction is a project overseen and built by a general contractor company. General contractors may work in various sectors of construction such as both commercial and residential. The difference in these parts of the construction world is that residential construction projects are for individual housing projects.

A general contractor might be educated and experienced in both residential and commercial construction, but they may only serve one of these sectors of the industry. Some general contractors may only service select industries, so when choosing to hire a commercial contracting company, ask them what type of industries they serve.

General contractors may also hire subcontractors to work on a project if they don’t have the proper amount of workers or knowledge in a specific field of the project, such as plumbing.

8 Common Types of Commercial Construction Projects

Commercial construction is a vast sector of construction that covers a multitude of projects. Some of the most common commercial construction projects include the following.

  1. Restaurants
  2. Medical Facilities
  3. Retail & Grocery Stores
  4. Shopping Malls
  5. Accommodation (Hotels, Apartments, etc)
  6. Industrial Structures (Factories, Warehouses)
  7. Institutional Buildings (High Schools, Universities)
  8. Sports Facilities

Levels of Commercial Construction

There are plenty of commercial construction projects that general contractors build, however, there are various levels of construction. The quote for your project and how it’s handled depends on the scale of the project. We can throw projects into 3 different scales of commercial construction.

Small-scale

Smaller projects such as office space redesigns, structure updates, and many building repairs fall under small-scale commercial construction. This is typically less-costly and requires minimum personnel from the general contractor’s side of things. For business owners thinking of rebranding, opening up spaces, or adding extensions to the structure, these would fall under small-scale commercial construction. Think of it as a facelift to your building or office space.

Medium-scale

Over time, buildings start to lose the fresh look and flair they once had. They also start to get old and so do the materials. Medium-scale commercial construction projects are for business owners that are looking for a building restructure, additional structures (expansions), remodels, or other more time-consuming projects.

Large-scale

Large-scale commercial construction projects are those that start from the ground up. Essentially, there is no already-built structure. The construction crew will work with an architect or developer to create a new structure that’s entirely based on the business owner’s vision. Large-scale commercial construction projects require a lot of time, preparation, and development to ensure a successful build. After the purchase of the land and the zoning codes, construction is typically ready to start. There may be some other elements that infringe on the development of construction, such as the demolition of an older structure.

What Are The Different Types of Commercial Buildings?

When choosing a commercial build, clients find themselves looking for the right type of build for their project. The land purchased and zoning codes will dictate what type of structure can be built in that part of the city. Once zoning codes have been acquired, the commercial contractor will have a better perspective for what type of build the client is wanting.

Commercial buildings can be any one of the following:

  • High-rise (skyscrapers)
  • Multi-family residences
  • Office buildings (Class A, B, and C)
  • Warehouse
  • Strip/shopping center
  • Community retail center
  • Hotels
  • Lodges

Hire a Local Commercial Contracting Company

Before you start on a commercial construction project, take the time to perform the necessary steps for a successful build. If you are in the market to start on your commercial construction project in Colorado, contact us at H3 Construction and Design to handle your construction and remodeling needs. We are licensed and insured construction contractors that only use the best materials, handled by the crew with the most experience.

Give us a call today to schedule your appointment for a free estimate on your commercial construction project in Colorado. No build is too big or too complex!

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7 Things To Know Before Starting a Construction Project https://h3constructionanddesign.com/2019/12/26/things-to-know-before-starting-a-construction-project/ Thu, 26 Dec 2019 19:29:15 +0000 https://h3constructionanddesign.com/?p=2243 It’s an exciting time when a new commercial construction is being planned for the business. Commercial construction projects show growth for a company, and we love to hear that! However, there are a few things you should know about and plan ahead before starting on a commercial construction project. At H3 Construction, we are experts…

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It’s an exciting time when a new commercial construction is being planned for the business. Commercial construction projects show growth for a company, and we love to hear that! However, there are a few things you should know about and plan ahead before starting on a commercial construction project.

At H3 Construction, we are experts in commercial building projects, so we know a thing or two about how to plan for a successful construction.

Use this checklist for the planning of your construction project to save yourself time and headaches.

1. Create a Realistic Budget

You might be very excited to get started on this build and the company owners are ecstatic, but try to be realistic with your budget. If you have a financial department, they will work with you for creating a practical budget to spend on the commercial construction project. If you don’t have a financial team, then you should take as much time as you can to calculate a budget that won’t damage the business.

You don’t want to spend too much on a project, but a commercial build can be quite expensive.

In 2018, the total cost of total construction spending in the United States alone was over $1.29 trillion. Commercial spending in 2017 was estimated at $85 billion.

Using a cost estimation calculator will help you to at least have a rough estimation as to the maximum cost your project should require. A quality job could cost anywhere from $100,000 to several million. Judging the costs means calculating the square footage of the building, where the materials are sourced, and the cost of the labor. On top of these costs, you will need building insurance, which will significantly add to the end cost of the construction.

Commercial construction costs can include:

  1. Manufacturer costs (building materials)
  2. General contractors (for assembling the building materials)
  3. Subcontractors (optional: hired on for specialty services)
  4. Brokers (optional: to negotiate with manufacturers for material prices)
  5. Insurance (for the building, materials, and other services)

2. Choose a Location

This is very obvious, but the location matters the most for the type of construction project you can build. You most likely already have a location in mind for where you would like the construction project, but location choice goes hand-in-hand with budgeting and zoning. Though you may want a seven-story building with an underground garage, you may not have the authority to make your dream come true.

Be careful when deciding on a location and if you are using a commercial property agent to help you with the property acquisition, then clearly inform them about your vision. Property agents will have an understanding for what type of commercial buildings are allowed to be built on the land. Don’t buy the land unless you know you can legally build the structure you are wanting.

3. Acquire Zoning Permits

After you have a location in mind and you have a vision that you know you can legally build on the land, you need to acquire zoning permits. Local zoning requirements refer to what type of buildings or structures you can build on the land. Zoning codes dictate the structures built on the plot of land you’ve purchased. That is why it’s very important you take time in deciding which land you are purchasing for the build.

Before H3 restaurant construction build in Fort Collins
Fort Collins, Colorado construction project – Before

The zoning permit you acquire will have details for the structures and divisions of the land. Once you have obtained your zoning permit(s) from the local zoning department, you can proceed with obtaining your building permit. Building permits are used for the architecture of the building. Essentially, the building’s physical features, safety, and how it will affect the surrounding area.

Both zoning permits and building permits are necessary to acquire before you can even start on the commercial construction project.

4. Choose a Start to Finish Date

You must have a rough idea of when the project will be completed. When does the construction project need to be finished? Are you planning on using the building this upcoming summer? 

Think about the purpose that the end-project will serve. If you need an additional office space because you have more staff on hand, then you might want to have the project done faster. But if you aren’t as concerned about the completion date, this will provide more time that may be needed to ensure the build is of the highest quality.

The general contractors (GCs) you higher for the construction assembly will require a timeline. If you need the build accomplished faster, then the GCs may need more hands on deck. The construction contractors working on the project have a start to finish process. Paint needs to dry, the weather can impede on the days worked, manufacturers can be late on material shipments, etc.

These factors are discussed with you by the supervising GC, also known as the project manager. Informing the project manager when you want the start and finish dates of the project will give them a better perspective. They will provide you with realistic dates for the project based on their processes.

5. Request Bids from Commercial Construction Companies

After you have the main logistics planned, you’ll need a commercial construction company to start on assembly. As stated before, the construction company will need specific details of the build. They can’t get started without the proper documentation for the plot of land and building.


Construction companies will “bid” on your project. This bidding process is the company providing you with a proposal for the build. You will want to contact at least three companies to learn what makes them so unique and which company is right for the job. Their bids rely on how long the project will take, square footage of the building, materials to use, subcontractors to hire, and the architecture of the structure.

H3 Fort Collins commercial construction zone in progress

If you don’t have a blueprint or design in mind for the project, construction companies will sometimes have a professional architect on their team. This comes in handy because you’ll have direct contact between the architect and the construction crew. The architect knows what’s possible for their crew’s experience and expertise.

6. Choose a Licensed and Insured Construction Company

Never hire a construction company that isn’t licensed or insured! Licensing and insurance takes the stress off of your shoulders and claims the construction company as liable for defects, damages, or negligence.

The licensing allows them to work in your state for construction builds. They will need commercial construction licensing to deal with commercial buildings. Each contractor that works on the project will need to be licensed to perform their services.

Insurance financially protects you from out-of-pocket expenses and keeps your assets safe. The construction company should acquire insurance for the materials, their services, and worker’s compensation. A construction company that doesn’t offer worker’s compensation is one that doesn’t care for its workers. This should be a good indicator for the quality of services and ethics of the construction company.

7. Request 3D Renderings of the Finished Build

With new technology, construction companies and architects can provide you with 3D renderings of the finished construction project before they even get started! Companies that offer 3D renderings go into great detail for making your vision come to life. This is the ultimate blueprint of your project and truly puts into perspective the work that needs to go into the build.

After H3 restaurant construction build in Fort Collins
Fort Collins, Colorado construction project – After

You may also request 3D renderings of multiple versions of your build. Maybe you haven’t officially decided on the design or color scheme for the structure? The building designers can create build variations for you to choose from.

Conclusion

Your commercial construction project is an amazing achievement, but will take time and a lot of moving pieces to complete it. By following this checklist of pre-planning for the initial build, you’ll be better prepared to jump into this project with confidence.

A construction project doesn’t need to be stressful, and you shouldn’t have to do all of the work yourself. Hire a local commercial construction company with integrity and experience to oversee the success of the build

We at H3 Construction & Design have been in the commercial construction business for years, serving small businesses and large companies all over Colorado. We serve Denver, Fort Collins, Loveland, Boulder, and the surrounding cities. We are a licensed and insured construction company, ready to take on any commercial build size! Contact us today to schedule a consultation for your project at (970) 515-2264.

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What is a Commercial Contractor? And What Do They Do? https://h3constructionanddesign.com/2019/11/20/what-is-a-commercial-contractor/ Wed, 20 Nov 2019 20:26:14 +0000 https://h3constructionanddesign.com/?p=1939 Taking on a building construction or remodel is no easy task. You have to think about the permitting, zone regulations, state laws, budgeting, and so much more. Whether it’s a small project like an addition to a building or a project as big as constructing a new building from the ground up, there are a…

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Taking on a building construction or remodel is no easy task. You have to think about the permitting, zone regulations, state laws, budgeting, and so much more. Whether it’s a small project like an addition to a building or a project as big as constructing a new building from the ground up, there are a lot of moving parts and expertise necessary to properly initiate and complete the project.

Luckily, there are people who are trained in commercial construction and design! General contractors that specialize in commercial construction are your go-to professionals for anything related to construction and design for your building. But what exactly does a commercial contractor do and how can they help you with your construction project?

What is a Commercial General Contractor?

Construction personnel reviewing blueprints for construction build

Commercial contractors are general contractors who have experience in commercial construction for businesses. A general contractor (GC) is a professional construction company or worker that is in charge of overseeing the construction site, materials, equipment, vendors, and contractors or subcontractors that work on your construction or remodel project. They ensure the project is going smoothly and if there are any discrepancies from the beginning of the construction project to the end.

Great commercial building contractors will also have a team of specialized designers to help with the interior design of the building (if applicable). The commercial contractor will work and communicate with vendors, staff, subcontractors, designers, and architects when it comes to the project at hand. Commercial contractors are the only ones who know how to create an incredible structure that is safe and serves the intended purpose for years to come without collapsing. Basically, they make all of your dreams come true!

Commercial Contractor vs Residential Contractor

Commercial contractors are very different from residential contractors. Generally speaking, commercial construction will be much more complex than residential. Commercial buildings and offices tend to be larger and consist of different materials, budgeting, timeframe, codes and regulations than residential construction. Good commercial contractors understand the differences between working on something like a house and a hospital.

Responsibilities

When hiring a commercial contractor, the expectations of their role and responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing the entire construction project and development
  • Acquiring the proper and safe materials
  • Renting and using the appropriate equipment
  • Communicating with other project managers, owners, and vendors
  • Logistics and reporting
  • Adhering to codes and zoning regulations
  • Complying to the budget and timeline

There are a lot of responsibilities when it comes to being a commercial contractor working on a large project. The larger or unique the project, the more complicated it becomes and the importance of hiring a commercial contractor with a lot of experience is the top priority. Among other things, your main expectations are for the commercial contractor to be professional, work with your timeline for the finished project, and keep to your budget.

What Type of Work Does a Commercial Contractor Do?

Cranes being used for construction site

A commercial contractor will have experience working with construction projects such as offices, restaurants, medical facilities, retail stores, recreational facilities, and warehouses. Plenty of construction projects require contracting licensing and city permits. It is vital that a commercial contractor will have a license in order to work on a project and adhere to the laws and regulations in the jurisdiction.

If you want a new build, reconstruction of a building, redesigning of a building, additional offices or structures, a commercial contractor is the professional you want working on your project. The commercial contractor will be in charge of purchasing materials and informing other contractors working on the project as to how and where the materials should be installed. If there are any problems with the material choices purchased, the contractor will contact the material vendor and negotiate for replacements or new materials.

Aside from overseeing the entirety of the construction site and project from start to finish, the commercial contractor is in charge of the hiring process of other contractors and subcontractors. Subcontractors are hired to perform unique or specialized tasks that other contractors can’t or are missing the credentials for. Subcontractors can be individuals or businesses that specialize in plumbing, electrical work, carpeting, painting, or other significant roles that require experience and possibly other forms of expertise credentials that a general contractor most likely won’t have.

How to Hire a Commercial Contractor

H3 construction zone in Colorado in progress

It seems like a lot of work to have a successful and safe construction project, doesn’t it? Well, it is, and there’s no sugar-coating that. However, hiring a commercial general contractor is the best way to give yourself and your business peace of mind and know that the project will be a success!

Here is a list of steps and qualifications you’ll need to go through to hire a good commercial contractor for the job.

Research Local Commercial Contractors

It might seem very obvious, but it’s the first step in hiring a commercial contractor with construction and remodeling experience. Local contractors are going to have the proper licensing in your construction site’s state. They will also have better experience dealing with the natural environment and have a list of sources to purchase materials and hire subcontractors.

To find local commercial contractors, you can contact different property management groups in the area for contractors that worked on their construction projects. This might take more time, but you’ll get a list of referrals to choose from that you know have experience in projects similar to yours.

Find properties or structures that are similar to the exterior and interior designs that you want for your business, then perform outreach to find the contractor(s) who worked on them. Be on the lookout for positive experiences, not just the cost or timeliness of the work provided by the contractor. Cheaper and faster doesn’t mean better and efficient.

Another way to find local commercial contractors is to search online. Perform a search on Google or Bing for something like “commercial contractors near me” to find contractors in your area. Your search results will be based on proximity and you can choose the nearest commercial contractor. If your project will be in a different city or state, then type and search for “commercial contractors (city)” to find a local contractor in the appropriate city.

Your results will look something like this:

Google search for commercial contractors loveland

The hiring of a local commercial contractor with experience and great reviews is key to a successful construction project. Check reviews, testimonials, and rating scores online for the commercial contractor you think would best fit the project.

Next, visit their website (if they have one) to see a few projects they’ve worked on in the past. Only choose a commercial contractor who has good work experience with their previous clients. You don’t want to be working with someone who is difficult or overcharges you and the company.

Know the Cost of the Project and the Contractor’s Services

Obviously, there is a budget in place for your project, whether it’s a remodel or a new construction. Complications can become visible when the commercial contractor’s cost of service is higher than your budget. Your budget shouldn’t be sky-high, but also shouldn’t be ground-low. The budget dictates what materials you can afford, the type of insurance you can acquire, and who you can afford.

First, get an estimated price for the overall costs of the construction. This price is typically formulated by the structure’s square footage, insurance, and location. Next, contact a couple of commercial contractors to “bid” on the job. Sometimes, they’ll work lower than the anticipated budget. Their bids (costs) are calculated by hours to be worked, insurance and bonding, overhead costs, materials, industry type, geography and location, and a few other essentials. They’ll let you know if your budget fits the build or redesign. 

Construction costs can be anywhere from $40 to $225 per square foot. This is subject to change and an estimation of costs will be required for the commercial contractor.

Hire a Licensed Commercial Contractor

Licensed commercial contractors are legally allowed to work in your project’s state and jurisdiction. They are well-equipped for the job with knowledge of necessary permits, zone regulations, materials to be used, other contractors for hire, and project management. Never hire a commercial contractor who isn’t licensed, as they aren’t experienced to work the job and can’t easily be held liable for problems that occur at the project site.

Ask for Proof of Insurance

If a worker is injured on the job or someone makes a mistake to the build, insurance will save you a headache and money. Only hire a commercial contractor who has insurance to take care of liability and worker’s compensation. They are in charge of the project, materials, and other contractors, so liability costs shouldn’t be on your hands.

The insurance will be part of the contracting bid costs, but don’t assume the contractor automatically has insurance. Ask them for proof of insurance so you know for a fact that they are insured.

Friendliness and Professionalism

It should go without saying that you don’t want to work with a contractor who is unprofessional or even rude. A good commercial contractor will know how to deal with even the most difficult of situations without losing their composure.

When you make first contact with the contractor, get a feel for how they respond to complicated questions. Take into consideration their tone, professionalism, and the ability to comprehend what you are requiring of them. You also don’t want to work with someone or a team that doesn’t understand your vision for the build. Just remember, first impressions are the most important and should take time for both of you to get to know one another at the professional level.

If you aren’t comfortable with them taking on the project based on how they interact with you, then it’s safe to say that they aren’t the right contractor for the job.

Once you’ve found the contractor you’re certain can oversee the project, your next step is to fill in the appropriate parties as to the contractor’s hire and when the project will get started. Go through the proper legal documents and be sure to read the fine print. 

Conclusion

Commercial contracting isn’t rocket science, but it does come with its own set of complications, experience, and qualifications. You’ll want to hire a commercial contractor you can trust and has the experience and credentials aforementioned. Don’t waste your time trying to hire a contractor that’s cheaper than the rest but doesn’t have the right experience; you’ll find yourself caught in a very difficult situation.

H3’s construction and design teams are knowledgeable in new commercial construction builds, remodels, and architectural design. We have years of experience in commercial work and can take on any size construction project. Call us today to schedule a consultation and see if our experience and integrity are what you’re looking for. We take on projects in the entire Colorado state, specializing in projects located in Denver, Fort Collins, and Colorado Springs.

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The Ultimate Kitchen Remodel Checklist https://h3constructionanddesign.com/2019/10/25/the-ultimate-kitchen-remodel-checklist/ Fri, 25 Oct 2019 17:41:02 +0000 https://h3constructionanddesign.com/?p=1924 You might be considering a kitchen remodel if you have an old-styled kitchen, want to clear up space, feel like your kitchen doesn’t fit with the rest of the house, or it’s just plain ugly (we aren’t here to judge). Remodeling your kitchen’s design is a fun project! You can finally choose the cabinets you’ve…

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You might be considering a kitchen remodel if you have an old-styled kitchen, want to clear up space, feel like your kitchen doesn’t fit with the rest of the house, or it’s just plain ugly (we aren’t here to judge). Remodeling your kitchen’s design is a fun project! You can finally choose the cabinets you’ve been staring at each time you visit Home Depot or remove that wall so you can finally see through the window.

Whatever your needs or wants, a kitchen remodel is a great way to update your house with a style that you like and picked out. A kitchen remodel is no simple project, but the reward is worth the time you spend on it. There are a lot of things to think about as you run through the kitchen remodeling process. To help you out, we’ve created a kitchen remodeling checklist so you don’t miss anything!

What is the Average Cost of a Kitchen Remodel?

Remodeling a kitchen doesn’t have to be expensive. There is an overwhelming amount of factors that come with a kitchen remodel, so finding out how much it will actually cost can be difficult. You have to think about what type of kitchen remodel you want, how much of the previous kitchen layout or appliances you’re keeping (if any), and where you plan on purchasing the resources for the new kitchen.

According to Home Advisor, the national average cost for a kitchen remodel is $24,086. The low-end starts at $4,100 and the high ends at $58,000. Again, there are a lot of things to consider, like the type of wood you want for the cabinets, the new appliances, if there is wiring/piping to work with, and more. The cost can potentially be broken down by dollar per square foot. Kitchen remodels can cost $75-$250 per square foot. You also will need to consider how much it will cost to hire a kitchen remodeling contractor if you plan on using their expertise.

Does a Kitchen Remodel Affect My Home’s Value?

Blue house

A kitchen remodel can definitely affect your home’s value. Any renovation you make to your home can change the value of your property. In the case you ever plan to sell your home, things you should consider that can affect the home’s value include:

  • How much am I willing to spend on a kitchen renovation?
  • Am I thinking of an entire kitchen renovation or just a kitchen upgrade?
  • Do my competitors (neighbors) have newly renovated kitchens?
  • Will this renovation benefit the house’s value or is the renovation for my personal needs?

If you choose to only renovate one portion of the house and everything else is now out of place or older, this could negatively impact its value. On the other hand, if your neighbors’ houses aren’t up to par with your house, then your home might be valued higher than theirs.

If home value is important to you, then you should speak with a home appraiser who can provide you with feedback that can help you with this decision. If you’re still interested in a kitchen renovation, then continue to the checklist!

1. Make a List of Kitchen Remodel Updates

Rustic kitchen sink and counter remodel

When you’re planning for a kitchen remodel, you should make a list of what sections you want remodeled. Are you redesigning the kitchen with new:

  • Cabinets
  • Countertops
  • Flooring
  • Sink
  • Plumbing
  • Paint
  • Drywall
  • Appliances
  • Windows
  • Backsplash
  • Colors

Creating a list will provide you with a guide for your kitchen remodel. You’ll be aware of what parts and resources your kitchen will need and you can start on your budgeting. You should also choose what type of kitchen style you want. There are a variety of kitchen styles depending on your needs:

  • Chef’s kitchen: Good for the homeowner who loves to cook and have access to all appliances and tools to make fantastic food.
  • Gourmet kitchen: For those who love to bake, have a flair for style, and need a lot of room.
  • Entertaining kitchen: Great for homeowners with lots of friends and family members that plan on spending time in the kitchen.
  • Family-oriented kitchen: If you have kids, dogs, cats, a pet fish that walks around, this kitchen layout is for you. It provides plenty of space for multiple cooks and is kid-friendly.

Your updates go hand-in-hand with the new layout. Really think about who uses the kitchen and what the long-term goal of the kitchen remodel will be.

Once you’ve got the updates and layout choices ready, it’s time to take some measurements. Take the current measurements of the room’s walls, floor, doorways, and possible windows to find the square footage of the area. Only take measurements of the room where you want the remodeling to take place. If you plan on adding extra storage, it would also be a good idea to measure the walls from floor to ceiling.

2. Create a Realistic Budget

Budget triangle for time cost and quality

We all want that six-burner stovetop, a wine cooler, two ovens, and a super-duper ventilation system, but is that realistic? Take a look at your savings account to know what you can actually afford. If a budget of $5,000 is all you can work with, then you might want to choose a few different appliances and rethink your remodel.

On the other hand, if $50,000 is your budget, then have fun adding those marble counters and that kitchen island with electrical ports and maybe even a small firepit. Have fun with it!

You should also think about what the cost will be if you remodel the kitchen or if you’re hiring a contractor to come in. It might be cheaper for you to initially remodel the kitchen, but what if something goes wrong and the remodeling didn’t go the way you wanted? More on the subject of DIY and hiring a contractor later.

3. Research Kitchen Designs

Modern kitchen design installed by H3 Construction

If you’re stuck and don’t know what type of design to go with for your kitchen, the world is in your hands… the internet! Go online and get some inspiration from other remodeled kitchens that you like.

Pinterest has an amazing kitchen interior section chocked-full of great ideas. If you find things that you like, make a list of them and research where you can acquire the resources. If you can’t find the exact resources you’re looking for, you can talk to a home remodeler to find them.

4. Plan Ahead and Coordinate for the Remodel

Kitchen during remodel by h3 Construction

Your remodel might take a lot of time. It could be a week or perhaps a month before it’s completed. You’ll need to make a game-plan for how long the project will take, where the old and new kitchen materials will be stored, and how you’ll be able to cook while the kitchen is being remodeled.

If you plan on remodeling the kitchen yourself, then it might take more time than hiring professionals to do the job. Think realistically about the renovation and how it will affect your day-to-day life and those who live with you.

5. Choose Your Kitchen Materials

New kitchen countertop materials by h3 Construction

You’ve come all this way, now it’s time that you officially choose the materials for your kitchen remodel. Your kitchen should only have quality items. Skipping out on the quality could make you have regrets or might impact the value of your home. Spend time researching where you can find the parts, wood, paint, etc to create the kitchen of your dreams.

Are you choosing oak wood for the counters? Laminated flooring? Perhaps a cast iron kitchen sink? Using your realistic budget, choose the materials and where you plan on purchasing them from. Does Home Depot carry everything you want? Or will you need to shop locally from a company with different materials? Where you purchase the materials matters for the quality. Go with a business you can trust.

6. DIY or Hire a Kitchen Remodel Contractor?

Construction worker using saw on wood plank

DIY Kitchen Remodeling

This is a big question to answer. You might think you’ll be able to remodel the kitchen yourself or with friends, but having the right experience means the job will be done right, in a timely manner, and the necessary safety procedures are taken care of.

Home remodeling and construction can be a great way to get satisfaction and have a sense of pride in the work you did. Just don’t forget about the number of hours or days you’ll need to spend on the project. Paint takes time to dry and so does grout. It takes time for the materials to come in while you’re removing the others. You also still have to find a way to cook your food.

Maybe you have a day job that requires more attention on certain days than others? Also, if this is one of your first remodeling projects, you could find yourself spending more time struggling to acquire the right tools for the project and educating yourself on how to implement the project from step one to the last.

Kitchen Remodeling Contractor

Hiring a local contractor who has experience in remodeling kitchens might seem more expensive, but think about the logistics. You’ve created a list of costs associated with your budget including the time of the project, shipping costs for materials, and the prices for the materials and tools. If it takes a few thousand dollars more to hire someone with experience that you can trust to make your dream kitchen, then you can feel less stressed about the remodel.

Think about this scenario: You take the time to research how to install new cabinets. You’ve acquired all of the necessary tools and decide you can remove the old cabinets and add the new ones yourself. After you’ve added the new cabinets, something seems off. You take a step back and realize that the cabinets aren’t just slanted, but that you forgot to use the proper cabinet mounting screws. Now you have cabinets that you worked so hard putting together and were so proud of your work, only to find that a couple of missed steps have ruined it all.

Hiring a kitchen remodeling contractor gives you peace of mind that the work won’t be for not. They’ll be swift and can line up your cabinetry straight with the proper tools.

At h3 Construction & Design, our team members are all experienced in home renovations and remodeling. We’ve had years of updating and redesigning kitchens that fit exactly what you’re looking for. Depending on where you live, find a company or contractor who has the type of experience you need to safely and accurately make your vision come to life.

You might also be able to save money on the materials you purchase if you ask the contractor to help. They could have connections to vendors that you don’t and can find exactly what you’re looking for.

Conclusion

Using this checklist, you should be better prepared to have a successful and beautiful kitchen remodel. Your budget really dictates a lot of the factors that go into this remodel. If you feel that the budget you have will work for your kitchen remodel, then you’re ready to get started!


We hope this checklist helps you with deciding on the type of kitchen remodel you want and how you can make your dream a reality. If you happen to live near Denver, Loveland, or Fort Collins in Colorado, h3 Construction and Design services these cities and all of the surrounding areas with kitchen redesigns. Give us a call today to get a quote and get your kitchen remodel started!

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How to Choose the Right Kitchen Cabinets https://h3constructionanddesign.com/2019/10/17/how-to-choose-the-right-kitchen-cabinets/ Thu, 17 Oct 2019 17:05:32 +0000 https://h3constructionanddesign.com/?p=1789 When it’s time to remodel your kitchen, you have a lot of decisions to make. You’ll choose everything from new appliances to flooring to paint and beyond. But, one of the most important decisions you’ll make while remodeling in choosing your kitchen cabinets. Here, we’ll discuss how to choose the right kitchen cabinets for your…

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When it’s time to remodel your kitchen, you have a lot of decisions to make. You’ll choose everything from new appliances to flooring to paint and beyond. But, one of the most important decisions you’ll make while remodeling in choosing your kitchen cabinets. Here, we’ll discuss how to choose the right kitchen cabinets for your space. 

3 Steps to Choosing the Right Kitchen Cabinets 

1. Choose the type of kitchen cabinet.

Choosing the right kitchen cabinet for your space will start by measuring your current space and determining your spending limit. Typically, you’ll be able to choose between stock, semi-stock, and custom cabinets. Custom cabinets are built entirely up to your standards—however, they are the most expensive type of kitchen cabinet. Stock cabinets are whatever the vendor has in-stock at the time of remodel and tend to be the cheaper, faster option. 

2. Choose the material.

Wood, particleboard, plywood, and MDF are often used to construct cabinets. Depending on your budget and aesthetic, you may decide on one or the other. Solid wood cabinets are often the most expensive option, while particle board can serve as a more economical choice.

3. Choose the hardware.

Last but not least, you will also choose the hardware for your kitchen cabinets. Hardware is anything that goes on the cabinet from hinges to decorative drawer pulls. These can help define your kitchen’s personality and show off your unique sense of style. Choosing from metal, ceramic, crystal, or plastic fixtures, you can design cabinets that match your budget needs.

H3 Construction and Design: Home Remodeling Near Denver

Ready to schedule a home remodel near Denver, CO? The team at H3 Construction and Design is always ready to help you renovate, restore, and add on to create the home of your dreams at a price you can afford. We take on projects of any size and have been called one of the best home remodeling contractors near Denver—give us a call today at 970-515-2264 or contact us online to learn more!

Located in Loveland, CO, we also serve homeowners throughout Fort Collins, Ault, Greeley, Denver, Windsor, Boulder, Longmont, and the surrounding communities in Northern Colorado.

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How to Finance a Whole House Remodel https://h3constructionanddesign.com/2019/10/15/how-to-finance-a-whole-house-remodel/ Tue, 15 Oct 2019 16:48:17 +0000 https://h3constructionanddesign.com/?p=1785 Financing a whole house remodel isn’t always easy. Most homeowners who are interested in renovating an entire older home don’t have the cash lying around to cover every cost. Even if you’ve saved a decent chunk of change, unexpected costs can always arise. Here, we’ll discuss a few ways to finance and pay for your…

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Financing a whole house remodel isn’t always easy. Most homeowners who are interested in renovating an entire older home don’t have the cash lying around to cover every cost. Even if you’ve saved a decent chunk of change, unexpected costs can always arise. Here, we’ll discuss a few ways to finance and pay for your whole house remodel—and not break the bank!

Here’s How to Finance a Major Remodeling Project

1. Save up.

Option one is to use your savings account. If you’re planning a major whole house renovation, you’ve likely been thinking and planning for some time. Consider how much you have saved and create a budget accordingly. Add in wiggle room for unexpected expenses, as you never know what could happen during the building process. 

2. Use credit. 

Using a 0% APR credit card can be a great way to earn points and cash back on this major purchase you were planning to make anyway. As most 0% cards have a time limit on this introductory offer, just make sure you have a repayment plan in place and the diligence to stick to it. If you don’t have the capital to back it up, charging your remodel might not be the best move for you or your credit score.

3. Get a loan.

Finally, you can always take out a loan from your bank or any financial institution for your home remodel. Often, qualifying for a home remodel will take good credit and history of repayment. From second mortgages to renovation loans to cash-out refinancing, your lender will be able to answer specific questions about your financial situation and help you into a loan that fits your unique needs. 

H3 Construction and Design: Home Remodeling Near Denver

Ready to schedule a home remodel near Denver, CO? The team at H3 Construction and Design is always ready to help you renovate, restore, and add on to create the home of your dreams at a price you can afford. We take on projects of any size and have been called one of the best home remodeling contractors near Denver—give us a call today at 970-515-2264 or contact us online to learn more!

Located in Loveland, CO, we also serve homeowners throughout Fort Collins, Ault, Greeley, Denver, Windsor, Boulder, Longmont, and the surrounding communities in Northern Colorado.

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What Does It Cost to Remodel The Kitchen? https://h3constructionanddesign.com/2019/10/02/what-does-it-cost-to-remodel-the-kitchen/ Wed, 02 Oct 2019 20:11:45 +0000 https://h3constructionanddesign.com/?p=1744 Remodeling your kitchen is a great investment. It’s the place where you make memories with your kids, build friendships with the neighbors, and enjoy delicious meals after a long day at the office. It’s where you start your day for a morning cup of Joe and end your day with a midnight snack—but it does…

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Remodeling your kitchen is a great investment. It’s the place where you make memories with your kids, build friendships with the neighbors, and enjoy delicious meals after a long day at the office. It’s where you start your day for a morning cup of Joe and end your day with a midnight snack—but it does cost money. Minor kitchen remodels can cost between $15,000 to $20,000; major kitchen renovations can creep up into the $50,000. 

What Factors Affect The Cost of a Kitchen Remodel?

Large projects, like kitchen remodels, can get expensive. However, with careful planning you can ensure its affordability. Here, we’ll discuss how much it costs to remodel the kitchen—and what factors affect that cost across the process. 

Labor

Who is going to work on your home remodeling project from idea to execution? Labor costs are a major factor to consider when planning a remodel. You could plan to do it yourself to make labor costs free—but do you have the tools necessary and are you willing to go through the hassle of obtaining the correct permits? Hiring a home remodeling company may feel like a major expense, but if you want a professional finished product, you don’t want to cut corners.  

Size

Small kitchens require fewer materials and less man-power to complete. In turn, small kitchens will likely cost less to remodel than larger areas. You can also decide to only remodel part of your kitchen area to save. Decide with your contractor or on your own if you’d rather take on a full remodel or just a refresh. Minor refreshes can preserve the kitchen’s existing footprint while updating its overall appearance—and, for many, a facelift is all they need.

Materials 

Are you planning to use top-of-the line expenses? Do you want to go for cheaper flooring and fixtures? Materials can range from expensive to cheap—and the final decision on what to use can be up to you. 

Appliances

Are you keeping your existing appliances or are you upgrading to stainless steel? Keeping your old kitchen appliances can save you money now, but you may pay for it later. Check to see how many of your appliances are energy-efficient—installing EnergyStar certified appliances could keep your utility bills low and your carbon footprint much smaller. 

H3 Construction and Design: Kitchen Remodeling Near Denver, CO

Ready to schedule a kitchen remodel near Denver, CO? The team at H3 Construction and Design is always ready to help you renovate, restore, and add on to create the home of your dreams at a price you can afford. We take on projects of any size and have been called one of the best kitchen remodeling contractors near Denver—give us a call today at 970-515-2264 or contact us online to learn more!

Located in Loveland, CO, we also serve homeowners throughout Fort Collins, Ault, Greeley, Denver, Windsor, Boulder, Longmont, and the surrounding communities in Northern Colorado.

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