What to Expect During a Remodel

Walk through the home remodel process

Embarking on a home remodel can be daunting. In addition to the financial investment, a remodel project creates disruption to your home and your daily routines. We understand the impact construction will have on your life. Our goal is to minimize disruption and create a plan that allows you to be informed about, and confident in, the work happening inside your home.

Working with us is an organized, thoughtful process:

Step 1: Free Consultation with Frame to Finish Owner, Ben Jones

The first step in the home remodel process is a free consultation with Ben, Founder and Owner of Frame to Finish. The first conversation often takes place over the phone, with Ben taking extensive notes about your vision, your goals, and your needs during the project.

Ben will walk through the conceptualized process as much as possible during this first conversation and will follow the conversation with a detailed email to summarize the key points.

The key to success with a home remodel project is to have a thorough understanding of the goals for the project, as well as your motivations and what you’re trying to achieve. We like to understand the “why” behind the project. Are you needing to accommodate a growing family? Do you dream of having a kitchen built for entertaining? Sharing these goals will help us connect with your vision and offer suggestions along the way. 

Step 2: Site Visit and Remodel Project Overview

Ben will come to your home and walk through the remodel space. This is a great time to talk about the general aesthetic you’re looking to achieve and discuss the elements that are important to you. During this meeting, Ben will take extensive notes and measurements, as well as photographs of the space.

During this meeting, we’ll want to talk about your needs during the home remodel. For example, if you’re embarking on a bathroom remodel, is there another bathroom in the home for your use? If your project plan includes a kitchen remodel, which is often central to the home, what are your entry and exit options to ensure your ability to come and go around the construction site?

Understanding any limitations or constraints early in the planning process can save a tremendous amount of time and stress during the project. Give some thought to what you need during the remodel and communicate those needs in this initial meeting. This allows us to build that into our timeline so everything on your list is considered in the plan. 

Following the on-site meeting, Ben will send you an outline of the project and a free estimate. If you decide to move forward, this will become the baseline for the fully formed proposal. 

Step 3: Detailed Project Proposal and Scope

We take great pride in our comprehensive bid proposals. We have a high success rate for staying on time and on budget. Much of that success comes from the extra time and effort invested in this early phase to ensure everything is factored into the itemized proposal and clearly defined in the process.

When you decide to move forward with a Frame to Finish remodel project, your thorough proposal will outline the entire scope of work in extensive detail. In addition to a robust project estimate, the proposal includes a detailed schedule of all the work being performed, when it will be done, and what that process will look like.

There is never a point in the construction process where you should be surprised by what is happening in your home.

Our primary goal is for you to enter into this contract with a full understanding of the project and to be informed about the process every step of the way. We believe this extra organization and planning helps us perform work at the highest level and ensures you have an optimal experience, with a full understanding of what to expect.

Once you sign the detailed proposal, we’ll work with you to get your home remodel project on the calendar!

Step 4: Preparation and Site Planning

We place a huge emphasis on protecting your home while we are inside it. Before any construction work begins, our team will apply floor coverings and create dedicated pathways to protect your floors in the workspace and throughout any entry and exit paths we plan to use.

Our team also prioritizes containment areas, hanging sheeting and constructing zip walls to protect the rest of your home from dust and debris. We will ensure the dust and tools are contained to the worksite.

We commit to treating your home in the way we would treat our own, and make sure every step is taken to protect your living spaces from the disruption of the remodel.

Step 5: Construction and Communication

We take a team approach to every home remodel project. You’ll have a point of contact we call the Site Lead. That person will have all the information about every aspect of the project. If you have any questions or concerns during construction, you can talk with the Site Lead directly.

Sometimes we come across unforeseen challenges during construction that require us to adjust the scope. An example of this could be discovering rot in the walls or beams. If we encounter situations like this, the Site Lead will communicate with you and liaison with Ben regarding any change orders or adjustments. We prioritize communication and customer experience in each of our projects. When a problem arises, we will ensure you’re informed and have options.

Step 6: Project Completion On Time and On Budget

We stand by our estimates and guarantee our work. We install to manufacturer specifications so your warrantees will be intact. You can have confidence in the work we’ve completed and know your investment will stand the test of time.

When the project is complete, we’ll confirm that we’ve met your expectations and you're satisfied. We’re not done until you’re happy with the outcome!

The Frame to Finish Difference

We don’t do fast and easy, we build to last. We take great pride in our thoughtful and organized planning process, producing high quality work throughout each remodel, and creating spaces in your home that you never want to leave.

Our goal is an optimal construction experience. Contact us to see the Frame to Finish difference!

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"Responsive with bidding and completed it on schedule"

We’re glad we chose to go with Ben and Bret and the team at Frame to Finish for our project which included front steps, a landing and new entry door. They were responsive with bidding and our initial inquiry and punctual with the work and completed it on schedule. Best of all, they worked with us on our preferences and were creative about helping us stay within budget which was a big concern for us. They are skilled and operate with integrity and I can’t recommend them enough to others. We love our front steps and new door and will enjoy them for years to come.

Kyle Davidson

"You will be glad you trusted your project to them."

Ben and his crew did a major repair and remodel on a very challenging, older, custom construction home that was an investment property for us. Throughout the project, Ben was friendly, respectful, and easy to communicate with on all things, even challenging, less-than-pleasant issues that came up. Ben delivers very detailed, well-written, clear, responsive emails and explanations on everything going on with your project in a very timely manner. The finished results on the home were stellar and exceeded what we hoped for when the project began.

Gretchen P.

"Working with Frame 2 Finish makes the process so much easier."

Ben and Brett are salt of the earth. They bring such incredible care to their work! Their investment is well beyond expectation. Doing a home renovation project is painful - the disruption to your home and the expense - but working with Frame 2 Finish honestly makes the whole process so much easier. We will hire them again in a heartbeat. Thank you for being amazing!

Anna Dowling

"They delivered quality work in a timely manner for a fair price"

We are so happy with our experience with Frame to Finish! They delivered quality work in a timely manner for a fair price. They communicated well, and worked to find creative ways to give us quality materials within our budget. You can also tell that the guys all get along - the work environment they created in the house was friendly and cheerful. I love my new kitchen and bathroom!

So glad that we found Frame to Finish and will definitely use them again for any future work!

Kristin Putnam

"My kitchen turned out absolutely perfect, I love it!

I hired Frame to Finish to complete my kitchen remodel. They arrived on schedule, were knowledgeable, friendly, professional, communicated well and were respectful of property. My kitchen turned out absolutely perfect, I love it! It was a pleasure to work with these guys and would definitely recommend them for your next project.

Debra Jones

"Their crews went beyond our expectations and the results speak for themselves."

We are very pleased with the service we received from Frame to Finish. From estimate to project completion Ben, Bret and their crews went beyond our expectations and the results speak for themselves. We have no hesitation in recommending them and will use their services again.

Veronica Molenaar

"We were so happy with the decks that we had them come back"

We had two cedar decks with railing and stairs built by Frame to Finish and we were so happy with the decks that we had them come back and put in a tile floor in our master bathroom.
They were at all times courteous and professional.
We recommended them to our sister in law, she’s having them do some work in her kitchen. A wonderful group!

Gina Enidjo

"Excellent communication and execution of a wide variety of projects."

Frame to Finish did a major part of the giant remodel we accomplished in 2021 and did beautiful work. Ben and Bret have consistently been excellent at communication and execution of a wide variety of projects. They did general demolition and construction, two bathroom remodels (multiple rooms in both baths), tile wainscot, trim, and tile flooring with in-floor heat, created a custom platform for the raised soaking tub, maple flooring, and laundry room remodel. Ben always had solid advice, was compliant with our personal covid protocol, and was a joy to have around.

TJ Reinoso

"Ben was very straight-forward about what could and should be done."

Ben Jones and his team really came to our rescue after a water pipe burst in October and left a lot of damage on two floors. Ben was very straight-forward about the damage and what could and should be done. We worked out a plan/budget with his help identifying options. Supply chain problems caused some delays, but that wasn't the contractor's fault and Ben did everything possible to adjust to get things done. The crew were polite, responsive, diligent and conscientious about cleaning up. The work was carefully and professionally done. I recommend them without reservation.

Rosina Lippi

"We really enjoyed working with the entire crew.

Ben and crew completed the tile floor, walls and shower for our bathroom remodeling project. We really enjoyed working with the entire crew.

Communication was great and Ben was especially responsive when the inevitable issues arose during the process. Definitely recommend!

Patty Bean