3 Tips to Remodeling
What you need to know...
There is a lot of work that goes into a whole home remodeling project and the only way that you are going to survive is if you plan and then plan some more. Once all that planning is completed, and you are ready for the work to begin, we recommend deep breaths and calming mantras until everything is finished.
Here are 3 factors to consider for your whole home remodeling project:
Know Your Goals
You may think that you want to remodel your kitchen, bathroom, and basement in your home, but are you sure that is all that you want to do? Knowing your goals for your home and how you are going to use each space now, and in the future, will save you a lot of work later on. For example, if you know that you want to expand one of your bedrooms or create a sunroom in the future, you may want to think about what you can do now to make the work easier later on. It may be running extra electrical wires or preparing pipes for additional plumbing fixtures for those items that will not be completed immediately.
The worst time to do any whole home remodeling project is when you are the busiest. So, we recommend consulting your calendar and crossing off the dates that coincide with major holidays, certain vacations, weddings, and graduations. Although vacations are on this list, you may want to still consider having work done at that time, because you will be out of the way of your contractors. Of course, you will need to make sure that you trust your contractors completely and that you are available via phone to answer any questions or concerns.
Create a Budget
You should never start any type of remodeling project without having a clear budget in mind. Without a budget, you will not know when to scale back and when to splurge. If you begin to choose items without a care in the world, you may find that you are out of money long before your whole home remodeling project is complete.
These are only some of the things that you need to keep in mind when doing a whole home remodeling project. Your contractor will be able to help you out with many things, but you will need to be prepared to do some of it on your own as well.