A new school year has begun in. Kids (and kids of all ages) in Howard County and beyond are back in classrooms, learning exciting new things.

There’s always something new to learn when it comes to home improvements, too. Here are just 4 great home remodeling lessons that property owners can – and should – put into practice this fall:

  • Don’t forego fall renovations: It’s back to school for the kids, but for Howard County professionals, it’s simply back to the job site. And many people are surprised to learn that quality contractors do some incredible work in the autumn months. The season’s more moderate temperatures create a conducive work environment, and because children are back in school – the workday is more or less free from distractions and the need to navigate a family’s day-to-day routine.
  • Know your space: You wouldn’t go into a test without cracking open a book and having a serious cram session, would you? From floorplans to fixtures, one of the most important lessons for any home renovation is to get to know the existing layout before you kick off the renovation. It will help to draw your focus and is particularly important if you’ve only recently purchased the property. Bottom line: have a detailed understanding of your environment and how you want to use it before calling the contractors in.
  • Be leery of Internet searches. There is a lot of bad information on the World Wide Web regarding professional renovations, particularly when it comes to pricing a job. These broad and inaccurate figures frequently lead to estimate requests accompanied by misguided expectations. Don’t guesstimate. Consult a reputable remodeling company and discuss, in detail, what you’d like to see realized in your home.
  • Communication is the key: Just like a good student is dependent upon a good teacher, your home remodel’s success hinges on hiring the right contractor. By far, the biggest part of creating a successful collaboration is communication. Transparent, forthright, and accessible remodeling professionals are worth their weight in gold. You want to make sure you have a direct line of contact with the project lead, who will follow up with you throughout the entire process to make sure all needs are being met. Communication is a two-way street, however. Be sure to voice any concerns or questions to make sure that everyone is on the same page and that your home addition or major remodel remains on the right track.

When it comes to helping customers with home remodeling lessons, Cossentino & Sons is at the head of the class. Based in Howard County, Maryland, our team offers incredible craftsmanship and customer service, backed by decades of experience. Reach out to us online or call (410) 442-0000 to learn more.