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Why remodel?

Top 10 reasons to remodel

1 |  Sales potential

The external appearance of your home is important for raising the value and sales potential; enhance curb appeal if you’re looking to sell. Whether you are renovating one part of the exterior elevation of your home, changing out the front door, remodeling the kitchen, adding bathrooms, or updating all of the exterior look and feel of the home keep an eye on maximizing your home listing price for when your home goes on the market.

2 |  Preparing for retirement

If you’re planning on staying in your home thorough your senior years, it’s important to upgrade your home with age-in-place features, including replacing your bathtubs with easy step-in showers with bars and installing toilets for people with limited mobility, creating a home with ease of function to ensure you enjoy your home.  Or maybe you need to add room for grandchildren to visit; on the other side of the house.

3 |  Go green

Paying too much for your utilities? Slash your energy bills. Replace your single-panel windows with energy-efficient windows and you can save hundreds in monthly bills. Add energy-efficient appliances, solar water heater, high-efficiency furnace, and added insulation to decrease energy costs and the upgrades will pay for themselves over time.  Plus energy efficiency will make your house more comfortable and reduce your carbon footprint.

4 |  Home is where the heart is

And the kitchen is the heart of the home. Family and friends gather and spend most of their time here.  Everyone gathers to start their days and to check-in when you get home.  Our kitchens set the stages for family gatherings, celebrations, heated discussions, and to pass down to new generations family traditions and recipes. Is it any wonder that kitchen remodels are so popular and have the largest payoff in terms of boosting a home’s resale value?

5 |  Make it right

Your bathroom might function just fine, but it’s always a good time to update and put in new plumbing. Maybe the kids have outgrown sharing rooms?  Re-configuring by adding functional space to a laundry room can make sometimes an everyday task easier.  Look for areas that need to be updated and improved through out your home.

6 |  The kids are staying 

Your family won’t be going anywhere until your kids are grown; maybe even stay through/past the college years. So why wait 10 or 15 years to remodel? Make your home suitable for the future now; adding bathrooms,  reading nooks, creating outdoor space to entertain; look to add spaces for expanding families can make a difference for a joyful households.

7 |  Updated look

Don’t waste another day looking at those tile (with cracked grout lines) counter-tops! Does your home reflect the era it was built in; like a flip phone?  Now is the time to make your retro kitchen environment into a kitchens of today’s century. Perhaps it lacks a breakfast bar, and your family wants to gather informally in the kitchen to enjoy coffee or grab a quick meal without going to the dining room table. Whatever the reason, one motivation for a kitchen remodel is to arrange the room to best suit the family’s needs.

8 |  Your home feels stale

Your home is almost perfect but it needs a minor facelift or you are simply ready for a change. The current kitchen might be functional, updated and attractive, yet no longer appeals to you or mets your family’s needs. Maybe its time for gourmet kitchen with fancier amenities than accommodates the cook’s needs.

9 | Make your basement usable

Are you tired of using your basement as one big storage unit? Convert it into a living space, such as a media room, or even add a closet and a window for an extra bedroom, which will add square footage and increase the overall value of your home. Maybe you need more space, or a second bathroom would make things a lot easier during those busy mornings. Maybe your husband wants a man cave, or you would like a deck or a patio for outdoor entertaining. Renovating so that the home functions better is a good idea, as long as the upgrades don’t hurt the home’s value or decrease usable space.

10 |  Avoid the stress of buying a new home

Searching for a new home can be stressful and time-consuming. Instead of spending months looking for that perfect home, upgrading your bathrooms and kitchen or removing that wall that’s been bugging you and add in a walk in closet.  Fall in love with your home all over again.

 

Dream it and we will built it!

 

 

 

 

Restoration Process: Frequently asked questions

 

When will my restoration start?

A project manager will call you to discuss the project and time frame for your job within 48 hours from the time your file is processed.

When should I send in my insurance check?

As soon as you receive the check, endorse the back and mail to, or contact, Aztec Construction, Inc.

Why should I send my check prior to completion?

Costs for your restoration start when the first call is received and continue until the job is completed. This money is necessary to purchase materials and fund the project as it progresses. We pride ourselves in paying our suppliers and sub-contractors in a timely mannor.

Who do I call if I have a question?

Your project manager is always available to answer questions regarding your restoration. If you have questions on billing or payments, call our A/R department.

It is our intent to guide you through the potentially difficult process of insurance claims and restoration work. If you have any questions or need more information, contact your insurance adjuster, or give us a call, 530-275-3327. We’re here to help.

Restoration at a glance

By selecting Aztec Construction, Inc. to complete your restoration work, you will have a team of experienced professionals waiting to help you make the many important decisions facing you.

Devastation strikes without warning, and when your property undergoes extensive damage, Aztec Construction Inc. will be there to assess, mitigate and properly restore the damaged areas back to pre-loss condition or better. All precautions are taken to secure the safety of your personal property, the structure of your building and you the customer as well. Great care and consideration is taken to assess the extent of damage accurately. Aztec Construction Inc. works with your insurance company to identify all damages, prepare an estimate, and come to a fair agreement based on the scope of work needed. Our goal is to do everything we can to expedite the process and get you back to in home or business as quickly and safely as possible.

1 Step One

The estimating process
A trained and experienced estimator from Aztec Construction Inc. will inspect your home and evaluate the damage to complete a detailed written statement of scope of work. During this inspection, the estimator will gather important information regarding the damage, take measurements of the damaged area, and if needed by the insurance company, take photos of the damage and the surrounding areas.

This process normally takes two-to-five business days. The written estimate is then forwarded to your insurance adjuster for review. Once your insurance company approves the estimate for the work, we require a signed written work authorization and the deductible fee (if applicable) to start the restoration process.

2 Step Two

The restoration process  

Aztec Construction Inc. is available to help you each step of the way. Upon receipt of a signed work authorization and your deductible (if applicable), a Project Manager will be assigned to your specific project. The Project Manager is the person responsible for your restoration and will be your contact person throughout this process. You will receive a call from your Project Manager within 48 hours to let you know your file has been received, discuss the details of your job, and begin scheduling the work.

If the damage if extensive and requires plans and permits, the Project Manager will begin this process immediately. The time needed to get the actual permit will depend largely on your local building department.

3 Step Three

Funding your project
Each insurance company has their own process for dispersing claim checks. The speedy receipt of insurance claim checks insures the project will stay on schedule. Most of the time the check will be mailed to us with our name and the homeowner’s name on the check. We will forward the check to you, the homeowner, for endorsement. This will release the funds for the project. It is important to receive the funds available from your insurance company as soon as you receive them. This allows to purchase materials required for the job and to pay suppliers and sub-contractors in a timely manner. If you have any questions, please contact our Accounts Receivable Department at 530-275-3327.

Frequently asked questions:

When will my restoration start?

A project manager will call you to discuss the project and time frame for your job within 48 hours from the time your file is processed.

When should I send in my insurance check?

As soon as you receive the check, endorse the back and mail to, or contact, Aztec Construction, Inc.

Why should I send my check prior to completion?

Costs for your restoration start when the first call is received and continue until the job is completed. This money is necessary to purchase materials and fund the project as it progresses. We pride ourselves in paying our suppliers and sub-contractors in a timely mannor.

Who do I call if I have a question?

Your project manager is always available to answer questions regarding your restoration. If you have questions on billing or payments, call our A/R department.

It is our intent to guide you through the potentially difficult process of insurance claims and restoration work. If you have any questions or need more information, contact your insurance adjuster, or give us a call, 530-275-3327. We’re here to help.

 

Wishes …

The kitchen is the center of your home. Where everyone gathers to start their days and to check-in when you get home.  Our kitchens set the stages for family gatherings, celebrations, heated discussions, and to pass down to new generations family traditions and recipes.

“It’s where you prepare your meals and it’s where all of your parties gather. Is it any wonder that kitchen remodels are so popular and have the largest payoff in terms of boosting a home’s resale value? Of course, kitchen remodels are also the most complicated and can be the most expensive. The average project cost varies depending on the size of your kitchen, the quality of materials, and whether you change the layout of the room. On average, homeowners report that a kitchen remodel costs $22,120. A smaller project between $10,000 and $15,000 may include painting walls, refacing cabinets, upgrading the sink, and installing a tile backsplash. A $30,000+ renovation may include installing custom cabinets, hardwood floors, granite counters, and high-end appliances. Most homeowners spend between $12,562 and $33,418”. (https://www.homeadvisor.com/cost/kitchens/remodel-a-kitchen/#how)

Estimating Your Kitchen Remodel Costs: According to the National Kitchen & Bath Association, kitchen remodeling costs break down as follows:

  • Design fees: 4%
  • Installation: 17%
  • Appliances and ventilation: 14%
  • Cabinetry and hardware: 29%
  • Countertops: 10%
  • Lighting: 5%
  • Flooring: 7%
  • Doors and windows: 4%
  • Walls and ceilings: 5%
  • Faucets and plumbing: 4%
  • Other: 1%

The first step in determining kitchen renovation estimates is considering your kitchen as a whole. Before you get to the smaller questions, such as whether to reface your cabinets or replace them, ask yourself the big questions. What do you want from your kitchen? How do you want it to look and function? Is the size and configuration right?

You dream it, we will built it. 

Call us today: 530-275-3327

 

We make dreams happen

What would a new bathroom mean to you? Maybe it’s the perfect sanctuary where you start your day. Or it’s a retreat at the end of the day to unwind and let go of the stress of the day.

What would the ideal bathroom look like? A space that is all your own, where only calm and serenity reign? Aztec will create the perfect space – just for you!

Spoil yourself!

Take charge! Dream big and let us make that dream into a reality.

Call us today: 530-275-3327

 

… a walk in closet

What does your dream closet mean to you?  Maybe it’s the perfect sanctuary where you start your day.  Or it’s a retreat at the end of the day to unwind and let go of the stress of the day.

Making that dream space into a reality is what we do best.  Need more room to showcase your treasures?  Maybe a chandelier to provide the perfect lighting? Or maybe you just need someone to help you organize the chaos, so you can find what you need.  Aztec will create the perfect space – just for you!

Spoil yourself!

Take charge!  Take advantage of a lonely wall in the spare bedroom and gain your dream closet!

Call us today: 530-275-3327