How To Begin Your Remodel in 2016
December 11, 2015
Are you tired of being frustrated with a space in your home that looks outdated, doesn’t function well, and just not convenient for your needs? Considering a remodeling experience is a large decision and one that should be deliberated and reflected upon before jumping in with both feet.
Below are a few guide lines to help you start looking and thinking about the right things to make your remodeling experience the best that it can be.
Do your research.
Depending on how much work you are looking to do for your remodeling project, the trades involved, the design process, and your budget considering a professional is huge step that must not be taken lightly.
Know that you can hire a multitude of professionals ranging from a design build firm that will help you through the whole process to contractors that only specialize in specific areas of work. Make sure you are researching the most appropriate professionals to meet your remodeling needs.
How do you know a professional is the right one for you? Consider their areas of work, what they are offering to you and ask yourself if this professional is meeting your needs. Always ask to a references list and call the references. Make sure you are asking questions such as: Did they stay within budget? Were you happy with the end result? If there were problems, how did they resolve them? How was the communication? Did they meet your expectations?
- Consider your space
Many individuals begin the remodeling process as they are struggling with the current amount of space they have. Often times home owners feel as though there is cramped and little seating available or too little counter space. The greatest help with these remodeling projects is to introduce the option of ‘stealing’ space from a nearby cabinet or closet. Other options include your cabinet choices. Stay away from cluttering your space with cabinets and instead choose a cabinet style that can line the walls or mid-high cabinets that won’t take away from the floor space.
- Designing with a blend
While its often a security blanket to keep the current style of your home we encourage home owners to blend some unique elements into their home while remaining within the homes style. This will allow for home owners to enjoy a new and envious styling for their remodeling project while still remaining within their home style.
- Is it practical?
Choosing appliances, counter tops, and other accessories in your home can be a challenging and overwhelming part of remodeling; however, it is important to remember that practicality should be a large part of choosing these items. For example, if you are struggling with the amount of space available in your room an appliance that has a variety of functions that could eliminate the need for other appliances may be more desirable than appliances that are designed with one specific function.