As a homeowner, you will probably go through one remodel during your time of owning a home, whether it’s a single room or your entire house. A remodel is a huge task to take on and there are a lot of things you have to keep track of and manage during your remodel. As a supplier of specialty building materials, we deal with clients who are in the midst of remodels all the time and we have become very familiar with the process in which it takes to remodel. As a result, we have developed some very helpful tips and tricks when it comes to making it through the process. Continue reading for some guidance through the process and things to remember when you are going through remodeling.
The first thing you want to consider when you are planning a remodel is the size of it. This is a huge factor in a lot of things including your budget, the timeline, and the type of contractor you will be working with. Before you do anything in terms of scheduling dates or reaching out to contractors, you want to make sure you are ready and prepared for the size of the project and how long it will take.
Have Your Home Surveyed
Before you start any major remodel, you want to make sure your home is in the perfect condition for a remodel to carry through. Have someone come and do a walk-through of your home to make sure the infrastructure is sound and that you have no repairs that need to be taken care of before you start your remodel.
Consider Your Needs and Wants
Before you start planning out or designing your remodel, you’ll want to make a list of your wants and needs so you can design your remodel to fit your life. Think about all the things that would make your day to day life easier in this particular room or area of your home. Once you have a list made out, you can design your remodel and make sure you include all of these things.
Another great thing to consider before you start the process is your budget for it. Your budget will determine a lot of things when it comes to your remodel like the design, the layout, and how high quality your materials can be. Sit down and make a safe budget that you can work with and even add some extra in case any mistakes or damages occur.
Now that you have a few things to consider, here are some tips for getting through the process with minimal stress and mistakes.
Make sure you are organized and are aware of everything that is going on. This will not only help the process run smoother, but it will help you not feel as stressed and more aware of the situation and the timeline of events.
If you have a question for the contractors, don’t be afraid to ask them. This is your remodel and your home and if you are curious about something don’t hesitate to ask them because you need to be informed. No matter what the question is, ask it!
During the whole process of remodeling, treat yourself, and give yourself some praise. You’re doing and managing a lot, which can make the process very tough. Give yourself a night out, a bottle of wine or a movie night to relax and unwind.
Because you’re already going to be adding the stress of a remodel, you want to keep other stresses in your life to a minimum. Maybe do the remodel during a time that your work isn’t stressful, kids don’t have a lot going on, or even during a time you could take a vacation and be away while all the work is being done.
During your remodel, it’s important to take care of yourself and keep up with all the things that are happening. Make sure your contractors and suppliers communicate with you about everything possible and are willing to work with you during the remodel. If you ever have any questions or need any help, feel free to reach out to us!