Remodeling a home can be a challenging project. Some home owners are blindsided by delays, setbacks, and unforeseen costs. The key to avoiding these pitfalls is to remember that planning promotes peak performance. Understanding the proper planning and procedures can make the entire remodeling process streamline and enjoyable. Gather the right information—this allows you the opportunity to make the best decisions for you and your project.
Steps To Follow:
- First, gather any house plans. If you don’t have any yet, take some simple measurements and pictures of the space.
- Then do your research. Search the internet, flip though magazines, create an idea book on Houzz.com and get an idea of what type of products you like and the look you are trying to achieve.
- Know your budget. Having a starting point gives you a platform to base decisions on for materials and overall scope of the project.
- Visit showrooms. The best way to tell if you are going to feel comfortable with that company is to see them in their place of business. Bring your tools with you, the photos, the measurements, and your ideas. After you have spent time speaking with one of the designers or contractors you will be able to look at products, vignettes in the showrooms, and you’ll get an idea of what they can do for you to get the project completed. Visiting their place of business allows you to see the actual products, how it’s made, and the quality of what you will be getting. Ask questions!
Remember, take your time, investigate, and understand what it takes to do a proper remodeling project. Doing so will allow you to have a smooth transition from your “Before to your After “and a completed project you can be proud of and love!