From finishing your basement, remodeling your bathroom or kitchen, to complete addition, you can trust Sandco to deliver quality service that will bring equitable returns.
Framing involves building the skeleton of your walls. One of the most important aspects of the project. Here many people think 2x4's are being strung together and stood up. But there are many high-end features that can be added such as coves for picture or art, backing for crown, trim or handing Televisions and more. most utilities are attached or flowing through the framing so details are important at this stage.
Most modern houses have drywall installed onto the ceilings and walls. The finishing of the drywall is when the space starts to look like a room. Its easier for most people to start envisioning the look and eventual feel of the room here.
Finish Carpentry adds the finishing touch. Your choice of trim, and doors are one of the final items you will choose to be attached to the walls and ceilings. Light, plumbing, entertainment come after the dusty work is complete. Before the electronics you must decide on the color of paint.
The beginning of any project begins with inspiration. Your inspiration may come in the form of a need for more living space, or a desire to create an atmosphere separate from the norm of the rest of the house.
In order to bring your ideas to reality floor plan drawings are needed. Drawing out the floor plan is not only a requirement for getting the permit, this step quantifies what is in your mind to paper. This is important for setting the correct expectation. You now know how big each room is in feet and inches, which allows you to plan furniture purchases, placement of art and other post construction items.
Once we have an idea of what the floor plan will be, it is important to secure the permit, and contact electricians, plumbers, and HVAC if necessary, so that the proper permit can be pulled for EACH respective trade. Each county requires that each trade pull their own permit. Beware if a contractor says they will do everything, it is not lawfully permitted in Maryland. Inspections keep everything in line, and acts as a safeguard for the customer. Many times, older homes and some not so new anymore homes were built to standards that are no longer current. When you have a remodel many of the new standards come into place. These standards are 9 time out of 10, related to safety.
Once all is in place work can began. Sometimes the framing will already have begun, while estimates for trades are coming in. At this point payments are being dispersed as project check points are being met according to the contract. Furniture and appliance if not readily in stock at a local store have been ordered and are on way to be installed once everything finish. Your Dream is becoming a reality.
But before you can fully enjoy final inspections for all trades are required to unsure quality and Safety. The only thing we hold above quality is the safety of our valued customers. This standard of safety extends long past your home ownership, so that you can confidently pass on or sell your home knowing that you will recoup your investment and that the next owner will be safe.
Schedule an estimate with us today! We will go over the process from designing space, getting permits, contacting utility contractors, and budgeting. We are ready to transform your space, you are a phone call away.