It was a festive occasion at your house the other night. There were great conversations, good food and a lot of laughs, and it all took place in different rooms. Nothing is connected, and whoever designed your kitchen apparently didn’t pay a lot of attention during Home Ec or Shop Class. It’s time for a change.

The Beginning

The most important part of your project is the decision to make a change.

There’s nothing like unwinding after a tough day while soaking in a hot tub overlooking the city. At least that’s what you’ve heard, because you have a short wrap-around tub surrounded by teal and pink ceramic tiles with ducks on them. Things could be better.

The most important part of your project is the decision to make a change. Before you even pick up the phone or send an email, before you even start shopping around for a renovator, you’ve got to sell you on this.

It can be a big decision. It can be intimidating. That’s why Litwiller has developed the following process to help make renovating your home an experience you look back on with fondness:

The Beginning

1. Introduce you to Litwiller, our history and our processes
2. Discuss the Scope of Work
3. Review of a ballpark budget

The Estimate

4. Review the site (your home)
5. Take notes and photographs
6. Discuss and agree on Scope of Work with Homeowner
7. Generate a more detailed budget
8. Establish a start date

The Renovation

9. Sign the agreement and accept deposit
10. Site preparation
11. Trade and supplier coordination
12. The work is happening in the home

The Delivery

15. Final clean
16. Customer walk-through and final review

We’ve already sort of started Step 1, which is to get acquainted. Once you’ve done your due diligence (see our Do It Right materials), and if you decide to go with us, the next step is to get in touch:

Give us a call, send an email or fill out the form. One of our representatives will listen to your wants and needs and discuss options for your project (we do this part over the phone or in-home).

Based on our discussions and a few measurements, you will receive a high-level “ballpark budget” on what we think it should cost to complete your project in the desired time frame. This quick review should also tell you if the project requires work to be done in phases to meet your timelines and budgets.

Next: The Estimate