If you have spent months or years complaining about how little room you have in your house or how outdated it is, 2019 might be the time that you finally start on that whole home remodeling project! There are so many things that you can do to your existing home, which means that you can finally have your dream home without needing to leave the neighborhood that you have fallen in love with!
Here are 5 steps to start planning your 2019 whole home remodeling project now:
Determine Your Vision
Yes, it is nice to say that you want to make changes around your house, but you need to know exactly what changes you want and what the finished project will look like before you begin. We recommend sitting down and coming up with a list of things that you want and need in your newly remodeled home, as it will give you a starting point to work from.
Create a Budget
Now that you have a vision, it is time to create a budget that you can work with. The budget you have may not cover everything on your list, but it will allow you to see exactly what you can and cannot have. Make sure that you place between ten and twenty percent of this budget aside for any unknown issues that may arise during the project.
Hire a Contractor
Hiring a contractor is much more difficult than doing a Google search and picking the first name that you see. You will want to interview a few contractors to see which one will fulfill your needs the best.
Determine Your Style and Design
We recommend choosing a style and design that you will want to live with for another ten or twenty years, as well as one that will resell easily in the future, as it will give you more bang for your buck. The style that you choose should be incorporated throughout your entire home, so make sure that it is something that you love.
Look Towards the Future
As you are going through these steps, you may find that your budget simply isn’t going to cover everything that you want in your newly remodeled home. While you could let that deter you from getting started, we have another option. We recommend that you begin the project and fulfill as many items on your wish list as you can. Plan ahead while you are doing this, so that you have any duct work, electrical lines, or plumbing in place for the future when you are ready to finish the work that you couldn’t complete now.
These five steps will get you completely prepared for your whole home remodel in 2019, which means you will be ready to hit the ground running when it is time to start the work.