Deciding to renovate your home is not a decision to be made lightly. The home remodeling process can be stressful and, depending on the project, it can be a major financial investment. That said, there are many good reasons to update your living space. Here are our top 5 reasons to renovate your home:

Fix a Safety Issue

First and foremost, renovations may be needed to make necessary repairs. Cracked foundations, leaking roofs, and electrical problems are safety concerns that should be addressed immediately.

Save Money

Although remodeling can represent a substantial financial investment, it can also save you money in the long run. Upgrading products to higher quality materials can reduce the need to replace or repair them, saving you time and money.

Increase Energy Efficiency

Switch out old appliances and systems for newer, more energy efficient options. This will not only save you money, it may also be attractive to potential buyers, should you decide to sell your home.

Increase your Home’s Value

The old saying “you have to spend money to make money” holds true when you go to sell your home. Making improvements to your dwelling can increase your home’s value and up your asking price. Check out Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value report to get an idea of the return on investment you can anticipate from a variety of different home improvement projects.

Increase Your Comfort

The truth is, you don’t really need a reason like saving money or making critical repairs to justify a home renovation. Home should be a place we can retreat and relax. If your home’s layout doesn’t work for you, or you are lacking enough storage space, or you simply want to make things lighter and brighter, you may want to consider a remodel. Any changes, big or small, that will increase your enjoyment of your home are worthwhile!


Considering a home renovation for any of the above reasons? Give us a call! From kitchens and bathrooms to additions and whole house remodels, Classic Remodeling loves to make our client’s dreams for their home become a reality.


You’re ready to remodel and need to select a remodeling team. You’ve seen the term design-build and aren’t really sure what that means . We’d like to shed some light on why you should hire a design-build firm for your next remodeling project.

The more traditional approach for hiring remodeling professionals, sometimes called design-bid-build, requires first working with a designer or architect to draw your plans. Once plans are complete, a general contractor would have to be hired to interpret those plans and handle construction. However, as the term suggests,  a design-build firm integrates the designer and general contractor into the same company.

We believe the design-build model ultimately results in a less stressful remodeling experience for the client. Let’s dig a little deeper into why the one-stop shop option might be the best option for you.

With Design-Build You Get a Master Builder Approach

We bring together our design professionals, construction experts, engineers, and specialty trades (electricians, plumbers, roofers, etc.) to consult on your project early in the process. This means potential “tricky” issues are often worked before construction begins.

You Get a Team That Works Well Together

Our designers and craftsmen work together on a daily basis. They are in constant communication throughout your project. Since we’re used to working together we can quickly work through any issues that may arise during the job. There’s less reason for any finger-pointing or blame shifting, which can sometimes occur between architects and contractors if something goes wrong. Since we all work for the same company our goals are aligned.

It’s Easier to Stay On Budget

In the typical “design-bid-build” model, there’s a perceived notion that you can save money on construction by getting multiple bids. However, often the initial bid doesn’t match the final price. Poor communication between designer and contractor can sometimes lead to excessive changes, missed deadlines and project delays. With the design-build model, the team collaborates from the beginning and foreseeable issues are addressed early resulting in fewer contractor-driven change orders during the project. This ongoing communication results in a smoother process with fewer delays that can add to your costs. At Classic, we also begin ordering your product once you’ve signed a contract so that most materials are on-site at the start of construction.

You Feel Overwhelmed By the Remodeling Process

Regardless of how simple or complex your remodeling project is, it can be an overwhelming process by its very nature. A design-build firm reduces the number of people with whom you need to coordinate and communicate. As your full-service design-build remodeler, we handle everything. We’ll guide you through design options and selections,  handle permitting and inspections and leave you with a well-built, beautiful new space to enjoy for many years to come.

We hope this helps shed some light on what a design-build firm is and why you might want to hire one for your next home remodeling project. Visit our website for more insight into our design-build process.