Contractor or Do-It-Yourself Projects

Charles Dickens once said, “The world belongs to those who set out to conquer it armed with self confidence and good humour.” One exception to Dickens’ pronouncement may be Do-It-Yourself projects around the home. Sometimes all the self confidence and “good humour” in the world won’t provide the skills necessary for some home improvement projects.

Should you be contemplating whether to hire a contractor for your project, refer to “This Old House” general contractor Tom Silva’s Eight Tips for Hiring a Contractor. Click Here.

Should you hire a contractor for your home project, or decide to do-it-yourself, you will need to complete an Architectural Request Change Form Click Here.

The form is user-friendly, and self-explanatory. Complete each field on the form with as much information as possible, which will allow the Vistoso Community Association Architectural Landscaping Review Committee to make a determination if your project meets Community standards, and is in accordance with the Design Guidelines and the Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&Rs). Too little information may require the Committee to deny your request or ask for additional information; either determination could delay your project. The Committee, may, in some cases, decide that a licensed contractor is required for the proposed project in order to meet community standards. To access the Design Guidelines – Click Here.

So armed with some information and tools to guide you, have fun with your project! A well-cared-for home ensures years of enjoyment and helps ensure the allure of the beautiful Vistoso community!