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Common Home Remodeling Questions & Answers

Remodeling your home is a big project to undertake, even if you aren’t doing the physical remodeling part on your own. As an experienced remodeling company in Delaware, we get a lot of questions regarding remodeling a home. We’ve compiled this list of the most common home remodeling questions and answers to help you create a new space you love and sail through your remodeling project prepared for what is to come. Let's move forward with our home remodeling FAQ in service of a completely re-imagined and personalized future, right where you are.Delaware bathroom remodel by Bromwell Construction with brass fixtures


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How Much Will My Delaware Home Remodel Cost?

Of course, your specific remodeling costs will depend on the extent of remodeling, the materials and features you choose, and the size of your space. Pricing for your Delaware remodel is also specific to the type of renovation you're planning. Out Delaware-targeted, space-specific cost guides help you get a better idea of how much your remodel will cost by breaking down different project types, what's included, and the required budget.

How Long Will My Delaware Home Remodel Take?

Again, your home remodeling timeline will depend on the project you've got planned. Remodeling a kitchen takes much longer than a small bathroom. The remodeling timeline will be different depending on which room you’re remodeling, how big the space is, and the speed and pace of decision making between you and your remodeler. However, we know, "it depends" is an unsatisfying answer. We've broken down common remodeling timelines by project to give you a much more specific idea of how long your proposed renovations will take.

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Can I Stay in My House During a Remodel?

Deciding whether to stay in your home during a remodel is a significant consideration. At Bromwell Construction, we understand that this decision hinges on various factors including the scale of the remodel, your comfort levels, and the potential impact on your daily life.

For smaller projects, many homeowners find it manageable to live on-site, maneuvering around the work. We take great care to minimize disruption and ensure your space remains livable. However, for larger, more invasive remodels, such as a whole-home renovation, it might be more practical to temporarily relocate. This is especially true if critical areas like kitchens or bathrooms are involved, or if the remodel requires turning off utilities for extended periods.

Rest assured, our team at Bromwell Construction prioritizes your comfort and safety above all. We work diligently to create a schedule that minimizes inconvenience, whether you choose to stay or find temporary accommodation. Our goal is to make the remodeling process as smooth and stress-free as possible, keeping your needs and concerns at the forefront.

Where Should I Start Remodeling?

Finding Your Style and Must-Haves: Begin by identifying what you envision for your basement remodel, new kitchen, addition, or other remodeling project. Are you leaning towards a modern, minimalist look or do you prefer a classic, traditional style? Browse home design websites, magazines, and Pinterest for inspiration. Create a vision board or a list of must-haves that reflect your personal style and functional needs. Think about color schemes, textures, and the overall ambiance you want to achieve.


Setting Your Budget: One of the most crucial steps in any renovation is establishing a budget. Determine how much you're willing to spend and consider setting aside a contingency fund for unexpected expenses. Your budget will guide many of your decisions, so it’s essential to be realistic and clear about what you can afford.


Choosing the Right Contractor: Finding a contractor who understands your vision and budget is key. Look for reputable, licensed professionals with experience in the type of renovation you're planning. Bromwell Construction prides itself on a transparent, collaborative approach, ensuring we align with your vision while respecting your budget. Don’t hesitate to ask for references, review past projects, and discuss your expectations in detail.

How do I Choose the Right Remodeler?

The best advice we can give you here is to do your research. Get the details on the contractor’s process, timeline, price point, and any other details that are important to you. Be careful choosing a contractor solely based on price as there are several contractors who don’t have the experience, certifications, or other important qualifications. Here are two great resources to help you choose the best contractor:

How to Choose Your Local Remodeling Contractor

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What Are the Steps To Remodeling A Home With Bromwell Construction?

Step 1: Initial Consultation and Assessment Your journey with Bromwell begins with a comprehensive consultation. We discuss your vision, understand your needs, and assess the current state of your home. This step is crucial for setting clear expectations and establishing a foundation for your project.


Step 2: Design and Planning Based on our initial discussions, our design team starts crafting a plan that aligns with your vision and budget. We provide detailed drawings and 3D renderings, ensuring every aspect of the remodel is tailored to your preferences. This phase includes selecting materials, finalizing layouts, and establishing a timeline.


Step 3: Budget Finalization Before any work begins, we ensure that the budget is clear and agreed upon. Bromwell Construction is committed to transparency in pricing, ensuring you understand all costs involved and avoiding any surprises down the line.


Step 4: Obtaining Necessary Permits As your trusted remodeling partner, Bromwell handles all the necessary permits and approvals required for the project. Our in-depth knowledge of local regulations ensures that your remodel complies with all building codes and standards.


Step 5: Construction and Project Management With everything in place, our skilled team starts the construction phase. A dedicated project manager oversees the work, ensuring quality, efficiency, and minimal disruption. Regular updates keep you informed and involved throughout the process.


Step 6: Quality Checks and Final Walkthrough Upon completion, we conduct thorough quality checks and a final walkthrough with you to ensure that every element of the remodel meets your satisfaction and our high standards.


Step 7: After-Service Care Our relationship doesn't end with the project's completion. Bromwell Construction offers comprehensive after-service support, addressing any concerns and ensuring your continued satisfaction with your newly remodeled home.

What Sets Bromwell Construction Apart From Other Wilmington, DE Home Remodeling Companies?

Our commitment to quality, transparency, and personalized service distinguishes us. We blend skilled craftsmanship with open communication and meticulous attention to detail, ensuring each project uniquely reflects the homeowner's vision. With our roots in artisan cabinet-making, our decades of experience have lead to a refined process and impeccable work.

How Does Bromwell Construction Handle Unexpected Challenges or Changes During a Project?

We believe in proactive communication. If unforeseen challenges arise or you request changes, we discuss the implications on timeline and budget with you transparently, finding the best solutions together.

What Kind of Post-completion Support Does Bromwell Construction Offer?

Our commitment to you extends beyond project completion. We provide post-completion warranty and support to address any concerns and ensure your satisfaction with our work.

How Does Bromwell Construction Ensure the Safety and Cleanliness of My Home During the Remodel?

Safety and cleanliness are top priorities. We implement strict safety protocols and maintain a clean work environment to minimize disruption and ensure your home's integrity.

Customer Reviews

We could go on for hours about the quality of our work, our family’s dedication to the craft of home remodeling, and other factors that separate Bromwell Construction from other contractors. But there are no voices more important than those of our past customers. Read what they’ve had to say about the experience of working with Bromwell Construction:

H. Inden

“We were very pleased with Frank Bromwell's company and their remodel of our bathroom. We live in a very old Victorian house in the City and they were very experienced with old city homes. His crew were great, friendly and very professional. Highly recommended.”

H. Baker

“Bromwell came out and installed a new roof and did an awesome job. I hired them back to do my windows. Start to finish, both times were an awesome experience. Everything looks awesome. Would highly recommend.”

D. McMe

“Taking our bathroom down to the studs and putting in a new one the experience with Bromwell was excellent.”


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