Rapid Remodel™ FAQ’s

Is My Project a Rapid Remodel™ Kitchen or Bathroom?
An existing room that won’t have major plumbing or electrical changes is generally considered feasible for a Rapid Remodel™. This can even include removing a non-load-bearing wall!

How custom will my new Rapid Remodel™ kitchen or bath be?
Completely custom! We design the space, remove and replace all existing outdated, unwanted products with all new selections chosen by you with our designer’s guidance during our design phase.

I know construction is guaranteed in 3 weeks but how long does the whole process take?
How quickly are you willing to make decisions? It’s all up to you, but that said, generally space design and product decisions can be made very quickly and efficiently with our expert design guidance and then it’s up to the product lead time. The rule-of-thumb on product lead time is 4 to 6 weeks. We usually can complete the entire process in approximately 90 days. Remember, we don’t ring the doorbell and begin construction until all the product is received, inspected and delivered to the jobsite. This means your life is not disrupted until construction is ready to begin. Then we’re in and out in 3 weeks!

What happens if construction takes longer than 3 weeks?
Our entire team is committed to your project and your project only for the duration of construction in your home. All subcontractors are given specific days/times to show up and complete their part in the project. However, unforeseen issues have been known to arise during construction (dry rot that must be repaired, etc). Once our team knows the extent of any concealed damage, we will inform you of additional time required to fix/repair that may add to the overall project time. However, we often find that while it’s inconvenient to find a hidden issue, as long as it’s fairly straight forward, we can still complete the project within our 3 week time frame.

Yes, but what if a mistake is made?
We stand behind our guarantee and if we take longer than 3 weeks due to a mistake on our part, we credit you $50 for every two days we go over our timeline – not to exceed 10% of our Rapid Remodel™ design fee.

What does a Rapid Remodel™ cost?
Here are some basic rule-of-thumb budgetary numbers that we feel are realistic and all encompassing. All encompassing means our Rapid Remodel™ design services, space planning, product costs, appropriate building permits and construction labor. A modest complete kitchen remodel may come in around $35k, a mid-range project can range from $45-$60k, and a complex and/or high-end product selection project can be upwards of $80-$100k or more. A complete bathroom remodel can start around $15-20k. It’s important for you to know that we will give you Good – Better – Best options in your product selections. We have found that “wants” as opposed to “must haves” in a desired remodel can challenge the budget. Our design expertise will guide you through this process so you are delighted with the results…Fantastic Design, No Hindsight!

Why does Rapid Remodel™ insist on using “factory-built” cabinetry?
The cabinetry finish… Custom cabinets built in today’s factories have proven finishes that stay looking beautiful for years. Factory cabinetry components are manufactured in a controlled environment with containment systems that capture the base and top coat over-spray (for better environmental protection, too) before being conveyed into large drying ovens that bake the finish to a hard, virtually impervious surface. This process gives factory-built custom and semi-custom cabinetry a factory warranty that far surpasses what a local shop can guarantee. Plus, we work with factories with proven track records and a long history of customer satisfaction.

What if my project isn’t a Rapid Remodel™ candidate?
Helen Sharritt Interiors Ltd. is a full-service interior design firm. We serve clients in every category from very large, whole-house makeovers to small and modest projects. Even if your project is much larger or much more complex in scope, we promise to bring all our efficiencies, trade discounts and dream team together on your project. Creating beautiful living spaces that suits the architecture of the home, the tastes and the budget of our clients is our ultimate goal. You deserve to love your surroundings and the process to get you there should be as smooth, painless and efficient as possible.

How do I get started?
Contact us at info@rapidremodelme.com or call Helen at 707/569-7044 today!

Your Remodel, Your Budget…Our Fast Fun Fantastic Design!

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Helen Sharritt Interiors has been designing since 1985 with practices in the Chicagoland and San Francisco Bay area, including wine country in northern California. With graduate degrees from UC Berkeley and the New York School of Interior Design, Helen Sharritt puts years of design experience to work for you, creating a personalized home environment for you and your family.

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