Common Sense Remodeling FAQ’s

Honest Common Sense Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Remodeling

It’s critical when choosing a company to make your remodeling dreams come true that you are asking the right questions. So we’ve compiled some of the most common questions homeowners typically ask us about remodeling to help you out, and to explain why Common Sense Remodeling makes, well; common sense!

Question of the Week:

Will I need to move out of my house during the remodeling?

Choosing the Right Company:

What should I be looking for when hiring a remodeling company?
What questions should I ask a past client given as a referral?
Why is having a “budget direction” so important when planning a renovation?
What is the advantage of hiring a company that provides all of the products and services necessary for my complete project?
Will it be more expensive to hire a company that handles everything than if I put these people together and manage them myself?
How will I know I am getting the best company for my investment?
How will I know that I can trust the company I hire to complete my project on time and within the projected price?
Should I get more than one estimate before making a decision?
Why shouldn’t I hire the contractor who has the cheapest proposed project price? If he can do it for this price, why can’t everyone?
How do I determine which company provides the best value when comparing remodeling companies?

About Advance Design:

Does Advance Design provide a free estimate?
Does Advance Design “bid” projects?
Does Advance Design use subcontractors?
Does Advance Design have architects on staff?
Can I provide my own products?
Can I do some of my own work or hire my own subcontractors?
Advance Design looks really nice, are you expensive?
Does Advance Design accept credit card payments or have financing?

About My Project:

Do I need an architect?
Do I need to get a permit for my project?
Should I budget for costs beyond the proposed amount?
Will I need to move out of my house during the remodeling?
How long will my project take to complete?
Do you take any special measures to handle dust during my project?
Can you tell me about the workers who will be in my home during construction?
What type of client makes the best remodeling client?

Testimonials

  • ★★★★★ "Advance Design Studio, Ltd. provided us with excellent service, and we definitely will be working more with them in the future." Review from Kim F. in Bull Valley, IL - Jun 15, 2017
  • ★★★★★ "They surpassed my expectations as a contractor." Review from Dauma . in St. Charles, IL - May 25, 2017
  • ★★★★★ "They did a wonderful job, were thorough, knowledgeable, helpful, respectful of our home, and we would use them again. We would totally recommend them." Review from Ange G. in Hoffman Estates, IL - May 17, 2017
  • ★★★★★ "I thought Advance Design was outstanding and I would (and already have) call them in for other projects. We are very happy and pleased!" Review from Diana G. in Trout Valley, IL - May 17, 2017
  • ★★★★★ "From the beginning of the process through the final walk through, we have found Advance Design Studio, Ltd to be excellent to work with. We loved our designer, our project manager was on top of everything and the craftsmen did excellent work. Although there were a few issues along the way, they were..." Review from Diane S. in Schaumburg, IL - Apr 25, 2017
  • ★★★★★ "Great company and great people equal great results. Would highly recommend ADS for any remodeling or building needs." Review from Bill M. in Huntley, IL - Mar 11, 2017
  • ★★★★★ "I am the original owner of a condo into which I moved in 1978. The two bathrooms were outdated and had become "shabby"--and they never looked "clean" even with lots of scrubbing. I asked for bids to completely re-do both. Originally, I had ideas of "built-in storage" and "extras" but I had no idea..." Review from Sherry R. in Schaumburg, IL - Mar 09, 2017
  • ★★★★★ "I found them to be timely and courteous. They did good work, and I was very satisfied with the workmanship." Review from Jim D. in Lake Barrington Shore, IL - Feb 06, 2017
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