Our Kitchen Contractors Can Help You Love Your Kitchen Again
The kitchen is one of the areas in your home in which you and your family spend the most time. It’s the spot where you enjoy a fresh morning cup of coffee, prepare and cook meals, and spend some quality time with your family. However, if your kitchen is outdated or not as functional as you would like, the time spent in your kitchen may not be as enjoyable as it would be after a kitchen remodel.
At S&C Construction, we specialize in kitchen remodeling in San Francisco and throughout the Bay Area. Our fully-customized designs, outstanding customer service, and incredible craftsmanship have made us the number one choice for all your kitchen renovation needs.
Why Choose S&C Construction?
S&C Construction is one of the few remodeling companies in the Bay Area that offers design and remodeling services.
Some of the advantages of working our design-build remodeling company include:
We Can Help You Visualize Your Newly Remodeled Space
Any home remodeling project can be a huge undertaking, even when you work with experienced remodeling professionals. At S&C Construction, our goal is to help our clients feel comfortable from the beginning of their project until the end. We’ll take the time to fully understand the scope of your project and then work closely with you to design your desired space. With 3D rendering capabilities, we’ll be able to help you visualize your newly remodeled space so that you can feel comfortable about the work being done throughout the rest of the project.
Why Get Professional Home Remodeling
There are some significant reasons to get professional home remodeling services. Whether you want to get kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, high-quality custom cabinetry, or something else, S&C Construction is here to provide San Francisco homeowners with world-class workmanship and efficient, affordable services. Some advantages of getting your home professionally remodeled include:
While you may think that renovating your home by yourself would be the more affordable option, sometimes that actually is not the case! With our industry contacts and vendor discounts, we are able to save on material costs. What is more, we also save you an enormous amount of time and stress. S&C Construction provides you timely, high-quality workmanship you can rely on.
Many homeowners try and do it themselves, only to get halfway and realize that the project is actually far more complicated than they initially expected. When you work with a professional home remodeling company, such as S&C Construction, you can be sure that the process will get done and get done well.
Licensed & Insured
Many peoples’ biggest concerns when hiring a contractor is liability. S&C Construction is licensed and insured, so even if someone gets hurt or damages occur, you can be confident that everyone and your home is properly protected.
Lastly, hiring professional home remodelers gives you the support you need if anything goes wrong or needs changed after a renovation project is completed. Working with a professional contractor gives you peace of mind, knowing that any issues, emergency repairs, or future upgrades are handled by the experts.
If you want to have your kitchen remodeled to help bring your family together, or transform your bathroom into a wonderful place to escape the worries of the day, contact S&C Construction today to get high-quality workmanship at affordable prices in San Francisco!
Important Home Renovation Mistakes to Avoid
The goal of remodeling your home is usually largely to transform your home into a beautiful, more usable space for yourself and your family. When done correctly, the results can be spectacular. When done incorrectly, the results can be disastrous. There are a few different categories of mistakes that are commonly made.
Starting with planning mistakes, common scenarios include:
Choosing the least expensive contractor. If they are significantly lower than the rest, they may be leaving some things such as permit fees out of their quote.
Too tight a budget. If your budget is exactly the same as what you are paying, any unforeseen expenses that come up along the way will be harder to absorb financially.
Not enough space. Make sure the kitchen or bathroom renovation design you settle on has sufficient storage and counter space. While you want it to look good, the space also should be supremely practical.
Not preparing for a mess. Any home renovation process is likely going to create a good bit of mess and noise, during the process. Be prepared for that.
Inaccurate timeline. Some contractors may overestimate or underestimate how fast they can get the work done for you, which could lead to delays and extra expenses. S&C Construction prides itself on providing accurate estimates for work schedule and cost. Read about some of our past clients’ experiences…
Buying furniture and home décor too soon. The temptation to go out and buy the furniture and other home décor items you want should be resisted until after the renovation is finalized. Otherwise you may end up buying the wrong quantities and qualities of material, with things potentially not fitting correctly. Patience is key!
Focusing too much on appearance. Appearance may be what led you to decide to get a kitchen or bathroom renovation, but it is not the only important issue to consider. Safety, for example, is also a crucial consideration that should not be overlooked.
Avoid These Construction & Design Mistakes
We’ve covered some planning mistakes — what about construction and design mistakes to avoid during a home remodeling? Common construction mistakes include:
Failing to get a permit. If you don’t get a permit, not only could you incur a fine, your homeowner’s insurance may not cover any claims if damages occur or someone gets injured.
Skimping on quality. Sometimes people want marble countertops and all sorts of high-quality external surfaces, but then skimp on the unseen elements, such as vapor barriers, more energy efficient windows, etc. If you are wanting quality, we recommend choosing quality products throughout the whole design.
Ignoring the long-term. Consider how the project will look when done from the perspective of your expected future, not just in the immediate-term.
Overbuilding for where you live. In most cases, it’s not appropriate to make your home look like it costs significantly more than the other homes in your neighborhood.
Installing new appliances last. The overall design should work well with the size and type of appliances you intend to have installed.
Common design mistakes include:
Inaccurate measuring. EXACT measurements are necessary to ensure that everything fits properly during the installation.
Insisting on hardwood floors. Hardwood floors are beautiful, but if you have pets or children, they may not be your best option. Single-board laminate may be a better option in such cases.
Oversized fixtures. A giant chandelier in the shop may have looked perfect, but if it is too big, it won’t complement the room well at all.
Not purchasing enough flooring. Having extra material on hand provides flexibility if any changes need to be made during the installation or accidents occur at a later date and repairs need to be made.
Using the wrong paint. Besides using the wrong color, you can also use the wrong type or texture of paint for the surface. Work with the experts at S&C Construction to find the best type of paint for your walls and ceilings.
Inappropriate style. If your home’s architecture is contemporary style and you want to make the inside look like a rustic cabin, you may be creating a style contrast that potentially doesn’t feel right. Aiming for a cohesive style throughout your home, from the ground up, is generally recommended.
Updating the wrong things. Prioritize non-cosmetic elements to ensure long-term value with your renovation.
Not consulting professionals. Work with people who have lots of experience with the kind of project you’re looking to have done, to ensure that the planning, construction, and design is all implemented functionally, beautifully, and efficiently.
Make sure to consider these renovation tips before you begin your home renovation project. If you are in or around San Francisco and want to make sure all the right decisions are made and best-practices followed, with the highest-quality of workmanship, contact S&C Construction today for all your home remodeling needs!
Let’s Get Your Project Started
Whatever project you have in mind for your house, whether it's transforming the layout and design of your kitchen, refreshing your master bathroom, or doing a complete home remodel, we’d love to help. Rely on S&C Construction for dependable solutions at reasonable prices, as well as incredible workmanship, timely completion, and comprehensive planning, construction, and design support. We communicate with you the whole way through, maintaining transparency as we add lasting value to your property. Ready to get started? Contact us today to schedule a consultation and begin discussing the details of your project.