Questions to Ask Your Contractor About Renovating Before Moving In

Once you’ve made the decision to renovate your new home before moving in, there’s a good chance you will have an excess of questions for your contractor. We know your family is anxious to move into the new house and it can be difficult to delay the process even further when you can feel your move-in date at arm’s length.

The contracting experts at Center Island Contracting believe renovating before moving in is the best decision in the long-run. As long as you have somewhere to live during renovations, renovating while the house is still vacant is a much easier process for all involved.

Below are some examples of questions you might want to ask your contractor before the renovation process begins so that everyone is on the same page about the remodel project from the start.

  • What is the timeline for the renovations?
  • Do you anticipate any setbacks that would delay the timeline?
  • Can we establish a strict budget before we start designing?
  • Approximately how much money will the renovations yield in resale value?
  • How will you protect parts of the house that aren’t undergoing a remodel?
  • Are there any part of the renovation plans that concern you?
  • If I decide on a change order, how will it impact the timeline?
  • What is your preferred method of communication?
  • What is the worst that can happen?
  • Which days of the week will team members be on site?
  • Will I be able to visit the house as I please during renovations?
  • Can my family move in towards the end of renovations if they’re not 100% completed?
  • Are there any neighborhood or permitting restrictions?
  • How long will materials take to order?
  • What’s the best time of year to start renovations?

Center Island Contracting is your local contractor of choice for remodeling on the north shore of Nassau county, Long Island. Our qualified professional construction management team is here to help you renovate the new home of your dreams. With the knowledge about local and New York State laws, our staff can answer all your questions and streamline the entire process. Email us or call (516) 481-4707.