You might have all sorts of ideas for updating your house, but how do you start a home remodel that will offer the best result?
Do you wait until you have enough money to remodel your entire house? Do you take on projects one at a time to enjoy the least amount of interruption in your daily life? Do you choose one project before another?
Here are some things to consider as you begin to plan your remodeling project, whether that project will transform most of your house or will just update a few rooms.
HGTV recommends starting with realistic expectations before doing any serious planning:
"Above all else make sure you have reasonable expectations when it comes to your... remodel. Talk to people who have been through the process before."
Not only can you speak with your future contractor about the size, scope, and direction of your project, but you can also ask your friends what they experienced when they decided to start a home remodel.
Figure Out the Worst "Problems" and Fix Them Accordingly
You may think of a home remodeling project as a way to update the features of your home, but it's also an excellent way to fix problem areas that have always bothered you. For example, if you hate the layout of your bathroom because it doesn't allow more than one person to get ready in the morning, a contractor could help you reposition all the major elements in the room.
Houzz has some key advice on fixing issues in your house:
"Compare what you have with what you want. Where your issues relate to use of space, start by preparing an inventory of the rooms you have now and how they’re used. Next, itemize the spaces you’d like to have and the uses you need to accommodate. Imagine you’re writing the brief for your ideal home."
When you've completed a list of all the areas in your home you'd like to improve, you can create an order for those projects and decide whether you can go "all in" and fix everything at the same time with a whole home remodel or whether you might choose to focus first on the worst areas that are in need of the most improvement.
Try Not to Expect Perfect in Every Facet of Your Remodel
Working with an experienced contractor can greatly reduce the troubles and delays you might experience during a home remodeling project, but it's important that you still prepare yourself for anything when delving into a home remodel.
When you start a home remodel, you'll probably have some visions as to how the whole project will conclude, but it's important to be realistic with your visions. There may be delays along the way, and you might have to make some choices mid-project that may change the result.
Home remodeling is an exciting process, but it's important to be prepared for just about anything. Even the idea that a new kitchen won't create a "new you." As House Beautiful explains:
"Just because you're going to have a new kitchen or bathroom doesn't mean you'll morph into a hyper-organized version of yourself. We have to design for real life, not fantasy... We're creatures of habit, and a renovation isn't going to alter those habits."
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