You’ve surely heard the saying that you should not put off until tomorrow what you can get done today. More Charlotte area homeowners are starting to embrace that philosophy when it comes to both major home remodeling projects and minor home repairs. Why? Personal economic improvements and the age of local homes are two major factors.

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Before portico renovation

According to Gallup’s 2015 “Mood of the Nation” poll, 84 percent of respondents said they are satisfied with their overall quality of life, while nearly half were happy about the economy. That personal economic security is coming at the right time for homeowners. A recent survey by the Demand Institute, a nonprofit consumer research organization, found that 70 percent of the 10,000 folks they questioned said their home requires repairs such as repainting, replacing flooring, or kitchen and bathroom renovations. The Demand Institute estimated that as a result, U.S. households will spend more than $700 billion renovating their current homes within the next five years.

Who should these homeowners trust with their projects? It should go without saying that you should only hire licensed, professional contractors with an established reputation and a history of solid business practices for any type of renovation, remodeling or new construction project. Yet some homeowners might not realize just how vital their choice of contractor is on “smaller” projects as well.

After picture of portico renovation

After portico renovation

Some folks might be surprised to learn that Palmer Custom Builders can professionally and competitively handle smaller projects like painting, roofing, replacing carpeting or flooring as well as the large kitchen and bathroom remodels, garage additions, sunroom conversions and other major projects for which we are so well known.

The advantage of working with a true professional on these types of minor projects is the peace of mind that comes with knowing that the company you hire can quickly and efficiently complete your project correctly the first time. There are few things more frustrating than hiring an inexperienced contractor for what you think will be a quick project and having their lack of professionalism cost you. It may take your time, when you have to deal with the chaos of an inexperienced pro’s construction site for longer than necessary. It may cost your patience, if you have to call them back into your home to address an excessive punch list. Unfortunately, it may also cost you money, if their lack of skill and experience leads to a situation where they damage your home or the project they worked on needs to be redone to correct their mistakes.