Before beginning any home remodeling project, whether it be major or minor, a plan is always necessary. One of the biggest mistakes homeowners make is skipping the planning phase and rushing straight into the project. While planning can be a tedious process, it will help you make the most out of your time and money. Use the steps below as a guideline to ensure your home remodel project exceeds your expectations with causing a lot of headaches along the way.
- Decide What you Want
The first step in any project is determining your ultimate goal. Whether you’re turning a bathtub into a walk in shower, or converting a basement into a “man cave” having a solid understanding of how you want the project to look like will help make decision on budget, design, and materials easier.
- Create a Realistic Budget
Once you’ve decided on the scope of your project and the features you want, determine whether or not you have the budget to cover the costs. Take into consideration the condition of your home; the older the home, the more hidden costs you’re likely to encounter. To avoid going over budget, be sure to add up your expenses before you start.
- Get Written Estimates
It’s important to get multiple estimates from both remodeling companies and general contractors. Search online for reputable companies, or get recommendations from family and friends. Before hiring a contractor, consider their years of experience, certificate of insurance, contracting licenses, and payment schedule.
- Map Out Your Schedule
A remodeling project could take days or weeks to complete, which means your day-to-day life will be impacted to some capacity. Whether or not you should live in your home during construction depends on what work is being done, so be sure to share your schedule with your contractor and have them provide you with a projected timeline for the project.
Here at TR Young Services, we want to help you develop a customized design plan, source the perfect products, and deliver transformative results. To get started on your dream home remodeling project, give us a call today!