Being a homeowner means the opportunity to renovate your home if your current abode isn’t working for you. This ability can allow you to change a layout, add an additional room, upgrade appliances, and make a change that suits your lifestyle. But renovating a home is a big undertaking! If you’re thinking about home renovation, here are some of the first steps to take—
The first thing to do is to ask yourself why you are remodeling and what you hope to get out of the remodel. This is important, because it will impact many of the things you do throughout the course of the renovation. For example, if you’re remodeling because you plan to stay in your home for another 20 years and have always dreamed of a bigger, more luxurious kitchen, then the final product may look different than it would if you’re remodeling because you plan to sell your house in six months and want to improve its value.
Aside from knowing your why, perhaps the most important thing when planning a remodel is determining your budget. Your budget will have a huge impact on the scope of your remodel, the quality of materials you’re able to use, and more. It will also affect the percentage of the work that you can hire a professional for vs. what you may take on as a DIY project.
Unless you plan to do the renovation entirely on your own—which is not recommended unless you are highly experienced in this—you’ll want to find the right contractor for the job. Consider things like the contractor’s experience working on projects like yours, process and timeline, fees, and reviews.
Once the three things above have been established, it’s time to work with the contractor to finalize the scope of your home remodeling project, as well as nail down any design details. Some design details may be able to change as the project unfolds; others may need to be set in stone before the work begins.
Finally, prepare yourself for the home remodeling process! As stated above, a home remodel is no small undertaking. Depending on the scope of the project, you may have a construction project in your home for many months to come. Know how you’ll deal with this, where you’ll stay if your home isn’t habitable during this time, how you’ll cope with noise and dust. Also, make sure you’re realistic about your expectations for when the project will be completed.
To learn more about the home remodeling process and how to renovate a house, call Doppler Construction, Inc. directly today. We have years of experience and are passionate about home remodeling. Reach us today to get started.
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