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Get all of your home remodeling questions answered here.

Welcome to our FAQ page, your go-to resource for answers to commonly asked questions about our premium home remodeling services. We understand that you may have inquiries or concerns, and we’re here to provide you with clear and concise responses to help you make informed decisions. Explore our FAQ section to find solutions, gain deeper insights into our processes, and discover why we’re the trusted choice for transforming houses into dream homes.

Of course, if you have any further questions please feel free to contact us anytime!

Common Questions About Home Remodeling

That is a big question and there are many factors that will affect the cost. Let’s take a kitchen for example. One homeowner may spend over 100K and another may spend 60K for the same size space.

Is it a large or small space? Are you going to spend 10K on appliances or 40K? Are you wanting high end cabinets or readily available good quality cabinets? Do beams need to be installed for the removal of walls? Do you want to use a renovation company known for exceptionally high standards or a company who can do a good job but is less discriminating on craftsmanship?

Through our design-build process we will discuss the budget before we start design to make sure we can align the project with the budget. Once the budget is established we will guide you through choosing the right selections and scope of work. These are just a few considerations

Most people are not hiring us because we are the cheapest. We typically hear that we are middle of the road.

Please download our pricing guide to get some price ranges for different projects.

  • Primary Bathroom 6 – 8 weeks
  • Kitchens 6 – 10 weeks
  • Whole Home 2 – 6 months
  • Additions 4-6 months

SHR stays on the job until it is complete. There are rarely gaps of time where no one is working on the project. With that being said we don’t pride ourselves for finishing a project in record time. We would rather spend an extra week making sure everything is to our satisfaction. After all, what is a few extra days of construction time when you will be living and enjoying the space for years to come?

Typically our clients do not move out unless we are renovating the entire home. During the pre-construction meeting we will discuss where you will be sleeping, eating, working, and relaxing during the renovation.

No. Some clients prefer to leave for all or a portion of the project. We will keep you updated daily through our app.

We pride ourselves on the dust control system we put in place. For the first day or two temporary plastic walls will be installed creating a negative pressure space. This assists in pulling dust out of the work space with powerful fans that exhaust to the exterior. In addition to this we place HEPA filters outside the work space to capture residual dust.

For large scale projects we provide a cleaning service during the project.

There will be a small amount of dust that is nearly impossible to control but you will be able to live comfortably in your home during the renovation process.

SHR provides a dedicated in-house employee to manage each project. The project manager is typically on the jobsite one to two times a day.

At the very minimum you will get a daily log update of what was accomplished and what will be happening the next day. In addition you may receive a phone call or speak directly with the project manager when he is on site.

Daily communication is something we take seriously and it aides in a smooth running project.

Absolutely! We offer a warranty package on workmanship and structural work. Once the job is completed, it will be entered into a warranty status. If an issue arises simply login to the online portal and submit a warranty request.

We also have periodic check-ins at 3 months, 6 months, one year, and at the 2 year mark. If any tuneups are necessary we will take care of them. We still have a vested interest in the project after it’s completion.

Our in-house employees along with trade partners (sub-contractors). Our trade partners have been with us for many years. We have worked diligently to assemble an A team of craftsmen. We have always looked for good people first, talent second. If we don’t feel comfortable with a trade partner working in our homes around our family we won’t put them in your home.

Yes. It is posted online and we usually finish within a couple of days of the posted schedule.

Yes. The payment schedule is posted online. You can see when payments are due and what payments have already been made.

Yes, but we ask you to clear it with us first. Ordering a single light is a simple task. Ordering plumbing fixtures, tile, or wood flooring is more involved. We have had projects come to a halt due to clients ordering materials incorrectly.

SHR does not mark up materials and we pass on builder pricing to the homeowner so it usually makes sense for us to order materials.

No, the price that we purchase them for is the price you pay? Whether you select a fixture for $100 or $1000 it does not change the cost we profit from the project.

We have stopped giving a lump sum price. We provide line item estimates showing the price of labor and selections.

Profit, overhead project management fees are shown on separate lines.

Transparent pricing takes the mystery out how money is allocated and how much the builder is making.

Often homeowners have some wish list items that they would like to know the cost on. After all costs have been compiled the homeowner then has a chance to easily scale back on budget if necessary.

We issue change orders electronically. You can accept or decline a change order on your phone. Once approved we will give authorization to complete the work. The change order will also show how this affects the total budget.

You will never receive surprise costs at the end of the project when the final invoice is due.

Yes, we will obtain the permit and see that all inspections are passed. SHR is in good standing with local officials. We often get compliments from the local inspectors about our building methods.

Unfortunately general contractors in Texas don’t need a license to operate. Our trade partners (electrical, plumbing, and HVAC) are licensed by the State. A license in good standing is necessary to pull permits.

SHR carries an additional million dollars of liability over what is required by most lenders.

A set of buildable plans and with selections are needed to provide a solid proposal. It is in the homeowners best interest to know the exact cost of the project before construction begins.

An estimate gives you a rough idea of costs for a project. We provide this in the form of a budget; example: your project will cost between X and X dollars.

We establish an upfront budget that we work towards as opposed to a written estimate full of allowances. Estimates are what most general contractors provide. SHR gives a firm cost proposal with no allowances. Allowances always cause the cost of the project to go higher than the original “estimate”. SHR is a design-build firm using design and selections to develop actual costs.

Yes, there is. The traditional method is for the homeowner to hire an architect, engineer, an interior designer, then have a contractor bid the plans. The homeowner would pay each professional independently.

We provide all these services ensuring better collaboration under one umbrella of responsibility.

There are exceptions to the rule but most of the time we need to provide the plans. If we can use existing plans, there may be feasibility studies and project development costs.

It makes for a smoother project when the builder is involved early in the planning stages.

Yes however, if you do not own the home yet there is a small fee for us to visit each property. The fee is credited back if you sign a design agreement.

We are not a bank so we have no in-house financing. SHR is set up with third party renovation lenders that may fit the bill for certain clients. We feel the best money you can get is from your own home. A home equity line of credit is typically the most affordable money for a renovation.

The most expensive part of a remodel can vary depending on the scope of the project, but typically, the costliest part of a remodel is the labor involved. Skilled labor such as carpenters, plumbers, and electricians can be expensive to hire, and their services may be required for a significant portion of the remodel. Other factors that can contribute to the cost of a remodel include the cost of materials, such as flooring, countertops, and appliances, and any necessary permits or inspections required by local authorities. The cost of a remodel can also be impacted by the extent of the changes being made, such as adding square footage or relocating major fixtures.