Frequently Asked Questions

 


What is the cost to remodel per square foot?
There is no clear-cut answer. The cost per square foot depends on the type of room, amenities desired, and the location of project. Kitchens and bathrooms are the most expensive rooms to remodel and the cost per square foot is significantly more than a family room or a bedroom remodel. Additions can also vary significantly depending on things such as first or second story, the foundation needed, type of room, etc. A family room with wood clad windows, hardwood floor, and French doors is very different than a family room with vinyl windows, carpeting, and a traditional sliding door. It's like asking for the price of a car by weight. Are you thinking about a Mercedes Benz or a KIA?


Why do you sometimes charge for estimates when most other contractors do not?
When we do an estimate, it is very detailed. A complete written scope of work is given that lists every item in specific detail that will be included in your project. We base our figures on trade construction estimates, unit pricing, and years of experience and expertise. Unlike most other estimates, ours is not unsubstantiated numbers that are thrown together. We put a lot of time and effort into giving you a complete and realistic estimate, which is why we charge a fee.

It's no secret that some contractors low-ball their estimates but with costly end-results. Our estimates are realistic and complete. If Ron Houston Renovations builds your project,
your estimate fee is credited back to your project cost.


If a client has a full set of drawings with complete specifications, do you still charge for estimates?
Yes, because it takes us several days to create the detailed estimate.


What are the benefits of building green?
Green building benefits the planet as well as the home occupants. By using renewed and recycled resources when practical, it may ensure energy efficiency, personal comfort, and healthful indoor breathing.


What kind of warranties does your contract include?
Instead of the industry standard one-year warranty on construction work, we provide a two year warranty on all our work. Usual and customary maintenance on your home must be kept up, but we are there for you if any part of your project needs to be addressed. Please note, this does not necessarily cover the products we install (ie., appliances, fixtures, etc.) as they each come with their own manufacturer's warranties and each one differs.



Why can't I wait to pick out my selections?

We build very timely projects. In order to do that, all materials must be ordered and delivered on time to ensure that everything is selected and en route to avoid delays, shortages, back orders, or any problems that may arise. Additionally, other items need special preparation long before they are installed (towel bars have extra support built during the framing stage) or other items such as carpet or hardwood floors have long lead times prior to installation.


Do I need to vacate the premises for a kitchen remodel or room addition?
If we are only doing a kitchen remodel or a room addition, then you do not need to vacate your house. However if we are doing a major or whole house remodel, we do recommend you temporarily move out for your own peace of mind.


Should I start taking Prozac after I sign on the dotted line?
Unlike what you may have heard about construction horror stories, a remodeling and general construction experience can and does run smoothly. Why? Because Ron Houston Renovations offers excellent customer service supported by the many systems of checks and balances successfully developed over time.


Do you recommend a particular season or time of year to begin a remodel or room addition?
We work all year round and have experience working and scheduling for all types of weather.


Will I have to kennel my house pets during remodeling?
It depends how sensitive your pet is to noise and dust. While we don't necessarily recommend that you kennel your pet during a small project, we always recommend you put them in a safe room, away from the construction work for their own safety.


What cities do you serve?
We work mainly in Tarrant County, including: Fort Worth, Arlington, Mansfield, Dalworthington Gardens, Pantego, Hurst/Euless/Bedford, Grapevine, Southlake, and Colleyville.