The ACo Way From Start to Finish: What is the Remodeling Process Really Like?

The ACo Way From Start to Finish: What is the Remodeling Process Really Like?

Love where you live. It’s not just a motto for us; it’s a promise. To back it up, we’ve honed our process, the ACo Way, into an exacting science – albeit a science that leaves plenty of room for art and interpretation. How do we take you from ideas and vision to… home? 

The ACo Way Process 

Even the thrill-seekers among us would rather not strap into the Remodeling Emotional Rollercoaster. As Mia Farrell, ACo Design + Sales Consultant, says, “There are so many ups and downs [not to mention twists, turns]  but we have to get you from Point A to Point B. We don’t have a magic wand; it’s going to get messy!” 

But with our experienced team by your side, rest assured it is a less-mess – and less-stress – process. 

What to Expect 

The ACo Way is our process of guiding you through your project from start to finish. Knowing what to expect is a surefire way to steer through the most dramatic of those aforementioned ups and downs. Homeowners tend to begin the process on a “high.” The potential, the possibilities! The ideas are flowing, and the excitement is palpable. 

Good. We want to harness that. We start with your vision. When working with clients, Mia says, “I want to know what’s working for you in your space. What’s not working? What do you like? What do you not like? What have you seen on Pinterest and Houzz? There is so much inspiration out there.”  

At this point, we also steer you towards matters like budget considerations, timing… what’s going to happen when your house is torn up! Where can you stay if your owner’s suite is in (temporary) disarray? How are you going to cook dinner? It may seem inconsequential when you’re getting started, but you’ll be glad you thought about the practicalities.  

Picture It 

We work to translate all of the inspiration and ideas you have in mind into reality. The first step here is to put together 3D renderings that show the selections you’ve made, from tile and flooring to countertops and cabinets. As Mia notes though, “People see things in different ways.” Some revel in renderings, while others need a more tactile experience.  

Being able to touch and feel products and selections in our showroom is key. “Is it going to stand the test of time? How easy is it to clean? We can talk through all of [this] having the material in front of us and the 3D rendering behind us so you can really visualize everything coming together.” 

It’s Getting Real 

Most homeowners hit a little dip after the design phase. It’s real, it’s happening, and you may soon be without your kitchen or bathroom for several weeks. We’ve made it through the design phase, and it’s time to figure out how to execute the project. 

The ACo Way encompasses steps to make this phase easier as well. In addition to design revisions and finalized drawings, we double-check our double-checks. The Scope Review provides us the opportunity to assess where we are and to catch any issues that may come up during the execution of the job. 

Something as simple as verifying measurements, for example, can save untold time, cost, and headaches. We go over everything, from electrical and plumbing to crossing all the t’s and dotting all the i’s as we ramp up for product procurement, scheduling, and installation. We’re picking up speed on this rollercoaster ride! 

That Wasn’t in the Rendering…  

As meticulous as our team is, we don’t have laser vision. (It’s on our wish list.) You never really know what’s lurking behind a cabinet or hiding inside a wall – particularly if a previous owner was a big fan of DIY home “improvements.” So, if the unexpected does rear its usually ugly head, we’ve got a plan. Our Change Order Guarantee covers up to $1000 in unforeseen circumstances. This is built in, so you can breathe easier knowing that the issue will be resolved and that it’s not going to fall squarely on your shoulders.  

We know a lot because we’ve seen a lot… But even we can’t predict every eventuality. This guarantee helps us protect you.  

Our Process, Your Results 

Many homeowners (we’ll go out on a limb and say nearly all) feel overwhelmed at some point during their projects – and that is normal and understandable. It’s why we created, and continue to evolve, the ACo Way. Our process helps ensure your results, facilitating a streamlined and positive experience for you. We smooth out the ups and downs so you can love where you live.  

Request a copy of The ACo Way: A Complete Guide to Kitchens, Bathrooms & Flooring to learn more. And when you’re ready to remodel, connect with our team. We’re ready to listen to your vision and bring it to life.  


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