Are you in desperate need of a home renovation, but unsure of how to get started? Do you feel overwhelmed by the home remodel planning process? If so, then you need to learn all that you can about how to plan for remodeling a house.
Doing so will help you understand the process better. You’ll have a better understanding of what to look at, the steps you need to take, and more. That way, you can come up with something spectacular and cost-efficient.
See below for an in-depth guide on the steps that you should take during the home remodeling process. You’ll be glad you did!
1. Define Your Goals
We all have dreams for our homes. Everyone has things that they want to one day incorporate into their property. Some of those things are more of a priority than others.
Take the time to determine what goals you have for your remodel. In other words, what are the essential renovation projects that need to be finished right away?
For example, perhaps you need more space in your kitchen. If so, then the kitchen remodel would take precedence over installing a new deck, switching out the flooring in your living room, and so on.
Once you have your remodel projects listed in terms of priority, you can use your budget (more on that in a moment) to determine which projects you’ll plan for right away. The others, you’ll put on the backburner for now.
That’s why it’s important to build a relationship with a reputable home remodeling company. As the years go by, you’ll chip away at more and more renovations to your home. We will be with you every step of the way. All you need is to call and we’ll be there to help you bring those home remodeling ideas to fruition!
2. Create a Budget
Now that you have a list of home remodeling goals, it’s time to create a realistic budget for your projects. This will help ensure that your renovations are done without compromising your personal finances.
First, we recommend that you perform some research on the average price for the home renovations you’d like to perform.
For example, a kitchen remodel can cost anywhere from $13,000 to $40,000 on average, depending on the significance of the project. You can use that to gauge how much you wish to spend when considering the amount of work you want to be done to your kitchen.
So if you’re looking to make a few touch-ups, you can plan for it to be on the lower end of things. If you’re doing a major renovation, then plan for it to be on the higher in. Give yourself some wiggle room, but not too much.
Next, take the time to talk with a trusted home renovation professional. We can help you break down your renovation project by materials, fixtures, labor costs, and so forth.
In this phase, you can communicate your budget to us and we can use our professional experience to accommodate wherever we can!
3. Set a Schedule
Maybe you have big plans for the home renovation project you’re looking for. We find that most people have a specific date or event in mind for when they’d like the project to be completed.
For example, you might want your kitchen remodel project to be completed before the holidays. Some of you might want your basement finished by the time your in-laws come to visit a few months from now.
Setting a schedule is an important piece of planning your renovations. But make sure that you’re setting a realistic schedule. Give yourself and the professional home remodeling company you’ve hired some wiggle room in your plans.
We’re happy to use our experience and shine some light on this. Once you tell us your remodeling goals and budget, we can set a realistic timeline. We like to underpromise and overdeliver in hopes of completing the project before the deadline.
4. Hire Professional Help
This has already been mentioned a few times in this article, however, it bears worth repeating: hire a professional home remodeling company.
Too many homeowners try to take matters into their own hands. Turning your remodels into a DIY project can triple the time it will take to complete. Between balancing your career and personal life, you’ll also have to fit in time to work on the project.
Instead, hiring a professional allows you to ensure a quicker turnaround. More importantly, whenever the project is done, it’s done right. There won’t be any rookie mistakes made on our end!
5. Ask Your Contractor Questions
At this point, you might have a few remaining questions about the remodeling process. That’s what we’re here for!
We always welcome questions. It’s how we build trust with our clients. You might have some questions like:
- How long do projects like this typically take?
- Will there be a team working on my home remodeling project?
- Do you have business insurance in place?
- How do you and your team clean up during the job?
- How much will this project cost?
We want you to be completely confident by the time the planning phase is completed. Be sure to ask us anything that you’re unclear on!
Be Diligent in Your Home Remodel Planning
Now that you have seen several key steps to take to plan the perfect home remodel, it’s time for you to start with step one!
Be sure to read this blog article for more information on how to build a luxury kitchen into your modest home.
For more inquiries, please be sure to reach out via our contact us page and we will be happy to assist you further.