If you’re planning for a partial or whole home remodelproject, you’re bound to encounter construction jargons here and there, leaving you feeling overwhelmed.
To help homeowners understand the renovation process better, here are some useful terminologies and their meanings. After all, if you know more about what’s going on, the better you can communicate your plans and ideas.
Also known as construction drawings, blueprints are two-dimensional drawings that show the specifications of materials and measurements to be used when building your new home. They are specifically designed by architects or engineers.
2. Change the House Footprint
Footprint refers to the entire area of land your house occupies, including garages and front decks. Changing it means altering the dimensions of either interior or exterior portions of the house.
3. Design Build
Design buildis a project system used by construction companies. This means a single contractor, often a design professional like an architect or engineer, is tasked for both design and construction services.
4. General Contractor
A person that provides general building services. Usually licensed, a general contractor is responsible for the day-to-day progress of the project, including the construction and management of vendors.
5. Gut a Room
Rip everything out from the room until all that’s left are basic structural elements like framings and subfloor.
6. HOA Approval
A homeowners association (HOA) is an organization in some communities that enforces certain conditions on properties and residents. Meaning, if you live in a subdivision with an HOA and plan to renovate your home, you need to get its approval first before selecting a type of fence, redoing landscape or even choosing the finishes on your home.
This is any home feature that uses milled woodwork. Items like window casings, interior doors and flooring are typical examples of what is considered a millwork.
The permit is the proof of authorization from the local government to build your house. This ensures that safety and structural requirements are followed strictly by the homeowner and contractor. Adding a new electrical service for a quickkitchen remodelstill may require a permit.
9. Restocking Fee
This refers to the amount of money charged by the contractor or supplier for accepting returned excess or wrong products from the homeowner. Restocking fee typically depends on the vendor’s policy and the condition of products upon arrival.
A specialty contractor hired by the general contractor to perform specific parts in the construction process. Subcontractors like electricians and plumbers are valued for their reliable expertise and are typically hired for cost efficiency.
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