Key Considerations for Remodeling A Home
So you have decided it is officially time to clear out the cobwebs and breathe new life into your home with a home renovation.
This big decision is an exciting moment in the life of any homeowner. However, before leaping into the project head first, we suggest that you develop a clear idea of what you want out of a remodeling of your home.
Here are some questions and points we urge clients to consider before remodeling a home:
What is Your Home Lacking?
Some homeowners undertake a home remodeling project to add living space to their house. Others renovate to add utility space or to replace a part of a home that has been worn or damaged over time.
Every home remodel should have an end goal, and that objective commonly involves making a home more comfortable, livable, and enjoyable. Are your main hallways too narrow? Or, do you lack space for storage? Keep these matters top of mind as you consult with your home remodeling professionals to create a plan for your house transformation.
What Rooms Need a Facelift?
Remodeling a living room is a much different scenario than updating a master bathroom. It’s important to adhere to local building codes. Furthermore, a kitchen remodel will potentially require work on your home’s plumbing, gas and/or electric lines.
The bottom line: consider the unique challenges that each space will present when remodeling a home.
Consider Your Home Remodeling Budget
Are you hoping to enhance the value of your home, or are you looking to design an environment that matches your lifestyle? By asking yourself questions that relate to your remodeling budget, you can better decide how much you can invest in your project. Remember to include last-minute enhancements, like throw pillows, light fixtures, hardware, and other home décor-related items.
Will You Be Able to Stay in Your Home During a Home Remodel?
The answer to this question is dependent on the nature and scope of the remodel. For example, will utilities need to be disconnected for extended periods of time? If you do have to find a temporary residence to live during the home remodeling process, this will add another expense that you should factor into the total cost of your renovation. However, this could possibly be offset by a reduced cost to remodel an unoccupied home.
Always Seek Professional Advice
After deciding on what budget works best, we always suggest finding experienced, reputable home remodeling professionals for additional advice. Ask companies about their experience, background, any past issues with clients, and what cost-saving measures they can suggest. Be sure to share your ballpark budget with your home remodeling professionals, as they should without question be respectful of your spending limits.
Finally, never hesitate to ask questions. After all, it is their job to guide you through the entire remodeling process, from start to finish.
Ready to Remodel?
The Republic West Remodeling team would love the opportunity to make your dream home vision a reality. Contact us today if you are remodeling a home and want to get started with a complimentary consultation.