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If your Austin Home Needs Remodeling, Read This FIRST!
Publish Date
September 9, 2021
Jesse Coody

Jesse Coody

Jesse Coody is a native Houstonian who installed his first roof at age thirteen. Ever since, he’s had a passion for construction. He holds over 20 years of project management and sales experience in residential and commercial construction. He graduated from SFA in 1998 with a degree in business, then he went on to manage and facilitate large-scale commercial projects, working on high profile projects, such as Alief High School, ABC Pest Control, and Goodwill. From there, he transitioned back to the Residential sector, preferring the client interaction and the project personality involved. He’s great at building relationships and solving problems. Jesse joined Hestia as a Renovation Specialist in 2017. Jesse loves to be outdoors and spends his free time fishing, camping, hunting, or at the beach. He also enjoys reading and being with his family and friends.

If your Austin Home Needs Remodeling, Read This FIRST!

Why are Austin remodeling projects so unique?


An Austin Remodeling project can be more complex than a home remodeling project in other parts of Texas. Austin is currently ranked in the top 3 best housing markets in the entire country – which is great for home values and sellers – but can present significant resource limitations to the construction and remodeling industries. Labor and material supplies are struggling to keep up with rising demand. Furthermore, due to the large surplus of construction and remodeling work, Austin is now home to a number of inexperienced or illegitimate contractors. Nothing is more frustrating than hiring a contractor only to find out that they know nothing about how to plan and execute a remodeling project, if you can even get them to answer the phone. Austin is also unique in its diversity and eclectic tastes, which creates an additional complication during renovation projects.. It is necessary to consider location and design aesthetic when planning your Austin home renovation.  


This guide will help you make sure that your Austin renovation project is a success. 


Labor and Material Resources are struggling to keep up


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The current housing market in Austin has created an increase in demand for building materials and construction workers. Even though Austin is a large city, there are still a limited supplies of workers and materials to fill the exponentially growing demand. Many material supply lines were affected by lockdowns and travel restrictions, and some never caught up from the first wave of the pandemic. Compounding this problem is the fact that more and more homeowners are starting remodeling projects to make their homes more comfortable to work in. Smaller remodeling companies don’t have the resources or contacts necessary to complete your project in a reasonable time frame. A large, professional remodeling company like Hestia Construction and Design has the staff and materials to make sure your remodeling project is completed on time and to your specifications. Hestia works with trusted suppliers to ensure your products are delivered on schedule. We verify your materials are ordered and a construction schedule is in place before demolition begins on your home. This ensures minimal delays and gives you comfort knowing that Hestia will complete your project as quickly as possible. 


Inexperienced Contractors are common in Austin


Inexperienced contractors regularly pop up trying to make a quick buck on assuming homeowners. Many are scammers that will rip apart your home and leave you with no recourse to get your money back and a half-finished remodel. It is important to pick a professional, experienced Austin remodeling company that is well-versed in all aspects of remodeling and familiar with the challenges of renovating homes in the Austin market. Hestia Construction and design is a trusted name among Austin remodeling companies. It even ranked in the Top 15 Best Remodeling Contractors in Austin by Expertise, which started with more than 1100 remodelers in the Austin area. You want to make sure that the company you pick has expertise in all aspects of the remodeling project. From proposal to final reveal, the goal at Hestia Construction and Design is to make sure your Austin remodeling project flows smoothly and with minimal disruptions to your life. We have experts in all areas of remodeling including design, material selection, permitting, and construction. Our goal at Hestia is to deliver open communication with our clients and support them throughout their Austin renovation process. We build our client relationships on trust and consistently exceed expectations. This unprecedented approach to customer communication and quality is commonly called “The Hestia Difference” and is one of the many reasons our clients love us. “The Hestia Difference” combines stunning design, a unique planning process, exceptional customer service, and quality craftsmanship. 


Keep the uniqueness of Austin in mind during your remodeling project


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The City of Austin has a diverse population with a plethora of opinions on home styles and design aesthetic. If you are remodeling for yourself, you will only need to consider your own design aesthetic and style. If you are starting an Austin remodeling project to sell your home or plan on selling your home in the future, you will need to consider other factors. Homeowners in the more eclectic sections of Austin, such as Central Downtown, Hyde Park, Cherrywood, and South Lamar, might want to consider a funkier design than homes in suburbia. Many home buyers in the “coolest neighborhoods” are looking for local charm in the home they purchase. Fun backsplash tiles and floral wallpaper combined with timeless wood floors and marble countertops give that unique style people are searching for in their Austin home. Unique lighting fixtures and ceiling treatments combined with neutral wall colors and a muted color palate allow fun details to shine in the master bedroom while providing a relaxing retreat. Suburban homes are more likely to want an overall neutral look that can be personalized with colorful decorations and details provided by the buyer. The location of your Austin home greatly affects your remodeling plans and, depending on design, can greatly affect your budget. More original and eclectic designs often cost more than neutral looks due to the exclusivity of the materials. 


Do your research


No matter what part of Austin you live in, it is important to do your research when planning your Austin home renovation. Material selection with design aesthetic and durability considerations are important. Weather delays should be expected due to the location of Austin. You should always do thorough research into remodeling companies and ensure the company you choose is licensed. Following these guidelines, your renovation should be a sensation in your Austin neighborhood. 





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