When You’ve Got a Case of “Builder’s Fever”
Town & Country Builders LLC is a licensed general contracting design build firm that has been serving Oahu residents for the past 32 years. The company specializes in new and custom homes, remodels, second story additions, designer kitchens, bathrooms, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) modifications/ improvements as well as multigenerational homes, and offers full construction services.
Home improvement 101
So, it’s springtime and you have been diagnosed with “builder’s fever” and your temperature has risen to 101 degrees. You have been dreaming about building a new home, adding a much-needed addition or remodeling for some time now and are ready to move the dream from the clouds into reality. Not so fast! Where do you begin? What are the ins and outs of how to get the project rolling on a fast track without sputtering with starts and stops. Do you know what you really want the finished project to look like? How about the financing? Do you have a ballpark estimate of what it will cost to build it? Prices have changed dramatically over the years and this has to be factored into the equation. Have you formed a timeline for completion? Is there a community association involved and building design guidelines, which will affect your home improvement ideas?
Contractor confessions It’s important to know what you want before contacting a building professional and before designing work begins. Too many changes will slow down the process, and changes after the plans have been submitted to the City and County Department of Planning and Permitting can become a nightmare. The company’s advice as a building contractor is to complete some intelligent planning before the process begins to have a successful project. Upon project completion, your temperature recedes to normal.
If you are a moderateto low-income family and would like to repair or fix up your home, then ask about a City and County loan source with interest rates from 0 to 2 percent for a fixed term of 20 years. Monthly payments are as low as $50 per month. Repairs include new roof covering, painting, cracked driveways, kitchen and bathroom replacement, solar and photovoltaic systems, floor covering, electric re-wire and plumbing pipe replacement, just to name a few.
You can reach Town & Country Builders by calling 737-7766 or visiting www.townandcountrybuildersllc.com for a free in-home consultation. Town & Country Builders is a certified remodeler and recognized Builder for Excellence.