Our Remodel Process
Paradisa Homes originally started as a remodeling company driven with the mission to maximize the potential of your home by updating its functionality, style, efficiency, and comfort. Today, we approach complete home remodeling, renovations, and additions with the same purposeful mindset.
Perhaps you dream of living in a beautiful new home, but already live at the perfect address. Maybe you just added a new family member and find yourself short on bedrooms. Or it could be that you are ready to tackle all your home improvement fantasies.
Regardless of the reason, our design and construction team can help you transform the functionality of an existing home or add living space to suit your needs. Inside and out, we can help you fall in love with your home again through our transformative remodeling services.
Navigate through the before and after photos of our past renovation projects to discover the potential of your own home — it may surprise you!
Before and After: Home Remodels
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Before: Villanova's Exterior
A charming house that was showing its age needed a facelift.
After: Villanova's Exterior
We repainted the exterior wood and brick in a sophisticated gray with white trim. For a more iconic look (and better runoff), we changed the porch's roof to a gable and added another gable to the front of the house. We replaced the front door with one that was more modern but that still harkened back to the home’s original rustic feel. Finally, we beautified the front landscaping by adding mulch, replacing overgrown bushes, and planting flowers and new grass.
Before: Villanova's Kitchen
The dated and dark kitchen needed to be brightened and opened up.
After: Villanova's Kitchen
We demolished the entire kitchen (including one of its main walls), office, and utility rooms to leave a large, open space for the new kitchen and dining room.
After: Villanova's Kitchen
As part of this kitchen renovation, we installed a large kitchen island that allows for more versatility and movement through the space. The kitchen’s remaining walls and island got new, custom white maple wood cabinetry throughout. A new backsplash, quartz countertops, and all-new kitchen appliances and light fixtures completed the simple, muted palette for a much more modern feel.
After: Villanova's Kitchen
We also added a small bar area next to the new living room which included a wine fridge, counter space and additional storage.
Before: Villanova's Breakfast Room
The breakfast room sported an inefficient layout that was cramped and cut off from the rest of the house.
After: Villanova's Dining Room
In this remodel, we left part of the original breakfast room empty to allow for easy access to utility room and patio and pushed back the new dining room into what used to be the living room area. Then, we added a large window to add natural light to this room and installed a beautiful chandelier.
Before: Villanova's Master Bedroom
An overcrowded bedroom needed to be renovated to maximize the available space.
After: Villanova's Master Bedroom
Continuing the updates from the rest of the house, we brought new wood flooring, paint, light fixtures, and ceiling fan to the bedroom. We also removed shelving and cabinets to make the room bigger.
Before: Villanova's Master Bathroom
The cramped master bathroom needed to be reimagined for more privacy and more efficient use of space.
After: Villanova's Master Bathroom
We strategically renovated this space to make it much more functional. Replacing the old water heater with a tankless one allowed us to use that space for a private toilet room. We then expanded the shower into the old toilet space. When we removed the large original cabinets, we were able to install a second vanity. Changing the access point of the closet gave us room to expand it. Finally, we replaced the sinks, faucets, floor and shower tile with sleeker materials as well as installed custom-made vanity cabinets and quartz countertops as an elegant finishing touch.
Before: Villanova's Second Bathroom
An older bathroom that had been outfitted for disabled access needed a refresh for its new owners.
After: Villanova's Second Bathroom
We renovated the bathroom by replacing all floor and shower tile as well as sink and faucets. We also installed custom-made vanity cabinets and quartz counters. Replacing the old window and light fixtures brightened up the space significantly. Finally, we removed the shower bars and the old wall furnace heating unit (though it was cute!) to complete the modern upgrade.
Before: Villanova's Garage
A garage that had endured much wear and tear needed shoring up.
After: Villanova's Garage
We rejuvenated the garage by removing and reconstructing all walls, painting the walls, applying epoxy to the floor, and replacing the garage door.
Our Remodeling Process
We tailor every project to every individual homeowner. We work with you throughout the process to make sure you understand what is going to be done, when it is going to be done, and what you need to do to make it happen.
Step 1: Initial Meeting and Home Visit
We start by welcoming you to our offices to discuss the vision of your remodel. We will also schedule a time for our team to visit your home and learn your preferences.
What We Discuss
- Getting copies of your current home floor plan or drawing up a new one based on the home visit
- Your remodel wishlist
- Preliminary discussion about your budget
- Your financing options, if necessary
This is the time to share your vision. If you have pictures of what you are looking for, please bring them in so we can conceptualize your dream remodel.
Step 2: Conceptual Plan Review, Pricing and Finalization
During this meeting, we will review scale plans of your remodel and you will have a chance to provide feedback towards the architectural design Once we get your approval on the conceptual plan, we will define the scope of the project, as well as any allowances in your budget.
After we confirm your plan, we will draw up the construction cost sheet and material specifications. If our price exceeds your budget, we will review and re-price the cost sheet. We give you 30 days to accept the finalized cost so we can sign contracts and get started!
For extensive remodels, we may need to work with you to get permitting and approvals from local authorities before creating the cost sheet.
Step 3: Sign Contracts and Place Deposit
We can begin the remodeling process once you sign the remodeling contract. You will simply need to sign the construction cost sheet, specifications, and contracts, as well as put down your deposit on the project.
Step 4: Demolition and Structural Changes
We will work with you to schedule the best times to do our demolition. We do our best to communicate with both you and your neighbors to minimize disruptions from construction noise and activity.
Depending on the extent of your remodel, you may have to move out during construction, so it is likely you will not be anywhere near the demolition noise.
Once the dust has settled, we will start any structural changes we need to make to your home. This includes moving and constructing new walls, adding or enlarging windows and doors, adding support beams, and building the frame for any home additions.
Step 5: Rough Mechanical and Electrical Systems
If we did any major structural work, this is when we begin reinstalling or adjusting any mechanical elements in the remodel area, including HVAC, ductwork, electrical wiring, and any smart home systems. Before we move on, we will do a walkthrough so you can review our progress.
Step 6: Installing Walls and Fixtures
Now that the framework of your mechanical and electrical systems are in place, we can reinstall your insulation, drywall, approved wall textures, doors, windows, trim, flooring, and plumbing fixtures. Once all these intermediate elements are in, we will wrap up the installation of your mechanical and electrical systems.
Step 7: Finishing Touches
This is the point when we’re coming to the end of your remodel. We will install all of your lighting, appliances, bathroom hardware, mirrors, glass, and cabinets. This is also when we tackle any landscaping, if it is included in your remodel.
Step 8: Final Walkthrough and Warranty
Before we declare your home officially remodeled, we do a final walkthrough of the remodel to make sure you are completely satisfied with our work. You will get details on any financial wrap up, the details of your Paradisa Homes warranty, and a freshly remodeled home in pristine condition.
Remember, every home remodel is different. The actual steps may vary depending on your project scope and focus.