FAQS | Smart Remodeling LLC


  • Do I need a permit?

    Possibly. Permits are required if structural alterations are required. This is true for bathroom design, a kitchen makeover, or other remodeling services.

  • Will the remodeling be noisy?

    The dust and dirt will be the worst in the demo phase.

    Drywall installation and sanding will create a lot of very fine dust for a few days.

    We do our best to seal off the rest of the house, but some dust will always get through. We will throw a plastic sheet over nearby sensitive items like electronics or fine furniture during this phase.

  • Will the remodeling be noisy?

    There will be noise throughout the process. We will give you a notice during the really noisy phases. Particularly during demolition, concrete cutting, tile cutting, floor sanding, etc. so that you can plan your days accordingly.

  • How long will my home remodeling project take?

    Each home remodeling project is unique, so this question isn't as easy to answer as one might think.

    The length of your project depends on several things, including size of the project, scope of work and materials/finishes used.

    We will have a construction schedule in place and will be working together with the homeowner to make sure it can be completed within the estimated time.

    Once we do the initial consultation we can give you an estimated time for completion.

  • What style should I decide on?

    There are several styles to choose from.

    The traditional has a classic, timeless look. Solid wood cabinetry, antique style knobs and handles with elegant crown molding is all what defines the traditional style.

    With the contemporary style you can expect to see sleek and simple designs. No ornamentation or patterns; this look uses simplicity to obtain beauty.

    The casual style is a blend of traditional and contemporary. Relaxed lines with a lived-in feel this style provides comfort and warmth.

    Ultimately the decision is up to you. What makes you feel comfortable and relaxed?

  • What kind of Materials are there to choose from?

    There are thousands of materials to choose from. A general kitchen/bath remodel will have these main components: cabinets, countertops, hardwood, flooring, paint, and a backsplash.
    Cabinets come in all shapes and sizes. From shaker white to cherry with glass inserts.
    Countertops have several options for you to choose from. Granite, marble, quartz, Silestone, or even wood.
    When you have selected your countertop material you then select an edge. There are many different edges to select from. Some edges include Ogee, Double Ogee, Bullnose, Half Bullnose and Bevel are some of the options for your countertop edge.
    When it comes to flooring the sky's the limit. Some prefer the clean lines of the ceramic tile while others enjoy the feel of natural wood. With so many colors available in both products you can find one to complete the look and feel of your home.

  • How do I get ideas for my kitchen/bath remodeling project?

    Let our professional designers help identify your unique style to create a living space that is comfortable for you.

    You can research ideas on the internet and visit our showroom for some fantastic ideas.

    We suggest that you start a binder or folder of notes, clippings, and brochures of things you like. As you continue to add to it you will notice some common characteristics. We can use these to help us get a feel for the look and design you are wanting to achieve. We will then work closely with you to create a design based on your wants and needs. Your complete satisfaction is our ultimate goal!

  • How much does a remodel cost?

    The cost of any remodeling project can vary greatly depending on the scope of your project and material selection. We will work closely with you during the design and material selection phases to ensure that you stay within your budget.

  • What are the steps in a home renovation?

    • Make a plan

    • Set a budget

    • Hire a contractor

    • Talk to your insurance company

    • Secure permits and order materials

    • Start demolition

    • Work behind the walls

    • Paint and install flooring

    • Install cabinetry

    • Add finishing touches