Everyone loves a transformed home that meets the needs of its residents, improves curb appeal within its community, and promotes higher-quality living. For homeowners, it’s natural to feel a desire to renovate specific areas of their homes for improved functionality, greater comfort, aesthetic appeal, and property valuations. All the benefits of home remodeling are clear, but what about the stress, time, and cost? For many people, the prospect of remodeling their home can feel overwhelming and stressful.
Here, our home renovation contractors at Quality DesignWorks discuss five tips for ensuring your home remodel runs as smoothly as possible. Contact us today to book a showroom appointment!
Be Clear On Your End Goal
The best way to start any renovation, whether it’s a kitchen remodel, bathroom remodel, or home addition, is to be clear on your end goal. This includes determining what areas of your home or renovate, the best use of your time and financial resources, and what you would like the end result to look like and how you would like for it to function in your home. Inspect each area of your home and exterior property and do some research to determine what might add the most long-term value. You should balance this consideration with those concerning how the members of your household will interact with the space and how to best improve their quality of life while likewise increasing the value of your home.
Create A Plan & Timeline
Before construction starts, you’ll want to organize your personal schedule. Are there any specific big events, work obligations, family concerns, or other dates already booked? Add any dates associated with your remodeling project, timeline projections, and deliveries of materials and machinery. You should work closely with a design-build expert in order to ensure you are both on the same page and they understand your timescale requirements. By having a well-documented and planned schedule, you can help the company you work with and the members of your household stay on track on a daily basis before, during, and after your renovation project.
Consider Your Day-To-Day Needs
What are the requirements of your household on a daily basis? Depending on the scale and size of your remodeling project, you could have a significant portion of your home out-of-use for some time. Considering this can help you remain mindful of how specific areas of your home (those being renovated) will affect your daily lifestyle and might alter your access to whatever you might need. Creating non-work zones and setting clear, well-indicated boundaries around work areas can help ensure your design-build team and the members of your household have a shared understanding. If you have a large-scale renovation underway, you might consider staying in a hotel or renting a home-share domicile for the duration of the renovations.
Determine Your Remodeling Budget
How much money do you have to dedicate to your remodeling project? Whether you’re integrating a gorgeous, modern kitchen design or adding an extra floor to your existing home, you should sit down with your documents and banking statements and determine the amount of money you are willing to spend on this new remodeling venture. Be sure to provide yourself with some flexibility for unexpected expenses that may arise. Most renovation specialists recommend adding 10–20% to your remodeling budget for extra wiggle room, should you need it. One of the benefits of working with a full-service design-build firm is that you will have expert help when determining when to splurge and when to save, so you can reap the most benefits on materials, additions, changes, and appliances that you will love long-term.
Work With Design-Build Experts You Trust
Finding the right designers and contractors to work with on your renovation project is integral to ensuring a smooth completion of the project. Consulting relevant experts throughout your renovation is the best way to ensure that all aspects of your project run smoothly and leave you with a final result that you love. Our team at Quality DesignWorks specializes in creating renovation masterpieces with every project we work on. Want the latest and greatest bathroom design ideas to integrate into your renovation? Need a specialist to help you choose the ideal, most efficient appliances? No matter what your vision, we can make it happen! Contact us today to get started on your next home upgrade!