What should I expect during the design-build renovation?

Meridian Construction will take you through each stage of the construction process with precision and care. The first stage of the renovation will be the design phase. At this point, you will sit down with our designer and discuss what you are envisioning for your space. We take the time to learn about our clients in order to understand what is important to you, and how we can make this renovation turn from a dream to a reality. Once the vision is on paper, our clients can see the layout and even a 3-D model to help visualize the final outcome.

From here we go to the building stage. During this stage our experienced carpenters will bring your plans to life. While they are working, our designer will continue to have weekly on-site meetings with you to keep you involved in the process. They will go over what has been completed as well as what you should expect for the upcoming week.
While the work is being done, and when your home renovation project is finished, the area will always be clean. The designer will have a final walk through with you to ensure that you are completely satisfied with the final project. At this point you will be able to sit back and enjoy your new space!

How long should my home remodeling project take?

The length of a project will vary depending on the scope of work, but we can give an idea of duration early in design. All of our construction agreements include an approximate start date and completion date.

Should I plan more money than the contract price?

We take time with our clients during the design process to help understand costs associated with your project. We also do our best to identify any options you may choose in the future and include pricing for those options in our proposal. Typically when we sign a contract with our customer we hold true to the contracted price. We take the time to go over every detail of your project to ensure the cost is accurate. If there is any additional work or changes made to the project by the homeowner, this could be an additional charge, but our designer will go over the new changes with you before any charges are incurred.

Can I live in my house while it is being remodeled?

In general yes you can. Our carpenters take care to section off the area where they are working to minimize disturbance through the rest of your house.

Do I have to worry about lead?

If lead is found, Meridian Construction is certified by the EPA in lead paint removal. You will be provided with literature to help you gain an understanding of the removal process and how we will keep your home and family safe.

I want a new kitchen but I am not sure what style of cabinets I want.

As a distributer of Wellborn Cabinets, we will be able to show you different samples of cabinet styles as well as the different finishes available. Our designer will be able to help you choose according to your vision.

Do I have to worry about any permits?

Meridian Construction will file for all of your construction permits.

How much should I budget for my project?

Home remodeling is a complex process. Each project is different according to the existing structure, the size of the job, and the wants and needs of the client. To get a better understanding of the different cost ranges please review the value chart at Cost VS Value.

What is your service area?

We cover Montgomery County, Bucks County and parts of Chester County and Delaware County.

Why should I consider using Meridian Construction for
my home remodeling and renovation needs?

Meridian Construction has been family operated for over 25 years. We use our experience and abilities in all phases of the construction process, from start to finish. This sense of responsibility to our clients has helped us earn their trust and loyalty. Our mission is to consistently deliver quality service to each and every customer. Please read what our clients have to say about us.

Why should I hire a NARI contractor?

NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) Members have to meet certain criteria to be eligible. This includes practice of NARI’s Code of Ethics as well as a pledge of commitment to high standards and practices. We have NARI Certified Remodelers on staff. Learn more about NARI Members, their qualifications, and why you should hire a NARI contractor for your home remodeling project.

What is design/build?

When you decide to renovate your home, you have two hiring options. The first is to hire a designer to create the concept art, and then hire a contractor to bring the design to life. The second option is to hire a design/build company to handle every step of the process from start to finish.

Meridian Construction offers a design/build remodeling process to unify the workflow from initial concept to project completion. This means you have one contract, one point of contact, and one team working in unison to bring your vision to life. The benefits of this approach include lower costs, improved communication, fewer change orders, and faster project completion. We recommend the design/build option for anyone hoping for a streamlined home renovation project.

Is working with a professional remodeler worth the money?

If you have a renovation project in mind, now you must decide: will you hire a remodeler or do the job yourself? The chance to save money is the biggest reason homeowners consider DIY remodeling. However, this could end up being the wrong decision if you can’t answer “yes” to all of the following questions:

  • Do you have the time?
  • Can you stay motivated to see the project through?
  • Do you have the skills, tools, and experience?
  • Are you certified to complete the necessary plumbing, electrical, and HVAC work?
  • Are you an EPA Lead-Free Certified Contractor?
  • Are you able to obtain the necessary and correct permits for this project?
  • Do you have architectural plans to present to the township?
  • Do you have the skillset to tackle any unforeseen problems?

In the end, you can save time, avoid headaches, prevent costly mistakes, and ensure a professional job well done when you leave your home remodeling project to the experts

How do I know if Meridian Construction is the right company for me?

We specialize in large projects, including bathrooms, kitchens, basements, outdoor spaces, home additions, and whole-house renovations. If you have a major change in mind to modernize your home and make it more functional, we are the design/build team for you!

Our clients can be as involved as they like throughout the design process—whether that’s as much as possible or letting Meridian take the wheel. Our biggest concern is meeting our clients’ needs and exceeding their expectations.

What is the process for a remodeling project?

Meridian Construction takes your remodeling project very seriously. That’s why we give special attention to each step along the way. Here’s what’s involved:

  • Initial Meetings – A primary in-home consultation to get a sense of the scope of the project and if we are the right fit for one another.
  • Site Evaluation/Project Space Measure – Measurement of the current space to determine what work will need to be done.
  • Design Kick-Off Meeting – Discussion of the initial design and hearing out any concerns.
  • Preliminary Design Phase – Detailed computer-aided designs drawn up for review.
  • Design & Budget Overview – Project overview, tentative design, and project budget determined.
  • Final Design Development Phase – Modifying proposal as needed.
  • Construction Agreement & Deposit – Setting construction agreement and putting down deposit.
  • Project Selection Finalization – Finalization on hardware and finishes, as well as schedule.
  • Pre-Construction Meeting – Meeting to review contract and schedule.
  • Start of Construction – Beginning of demolition and construction.
  • Kitchens

    From full scale kitchen remodeling to more modest renovations, we’ll help you explore all possibilities.

  • Bathrooms

    Our remodeling team can transform your bathroom into a beautiful, highly functional space.

  • Basements

    Is your basement exactly the way you want it to be? If not, it may be time to remodel.

  • Whole Home
    Whole Home

    We have the capabilities and expertise to handle every aspect of your whole house remodeling project.

  • Other

    From wine storage spaces to basements and attics, we do it all. Let us transform every part of your home.