You’ve finally made the decision that it’s time to remodel your home, but what’s next? Remodeling is full of variables but making your home a more enjoyable place to be will be well worth it. We are going to walk you through the 4 best steps to take in order to make your remodel as painless and as exciting as possible.
Step 1: Do the Research
Let’s first consider the reason for remodeling. Are you remodeling your kitchen because it’s outdated? Do you want to add or remove anything (like a wall or cabinets)? Are you redoing your shower because of a water leak? In other words, how big do you imagine this project to be?
Conducting a fair amount of research will help answer a lot of preliminary questions like:
- How much will my remodel cost?
- How long will the remodel take?
- Who do I need to hire?
- Can I do the remodel on my own?
This is a great time for the initial brainstorm of potential contractors, budget, timeline, and any other needs you don’t want to overlook. It is important that you remind yourself to be open-minded while speaking to professionals. Someone who has been installing cabinets for 10 years may tell you that installing a lazy susan is a terrible idea for your family or that wall removal won’t be a good idea because it will cut your storage in half. Taking everything you learn into consideration before making your final decision will take some of the stress away from the rest of the process.
Step 2: Shop Around
Remodeling is a large commitment, so it’s important to work with an organization that you trust. Getting along with the project manager, having respectful remodelers in your home, and trusting in the quality of the products you are installing will lead to a much more enjoyable process.
Make sure to shop around when looking into remodeling options and try to keep it local. Are you looking for one business who can do it all? Or would you rather work with a few, specialized contractors who each work on different portions of the remodel?
At HomCo, we provide a wide range or remodeling services and guarantee excellence in everything we do. At HomCo Lumber & Hardware, our experts can assist you in your installation needs including cabinets, fireplaces, wood stoves, doors, windows, decks, and more. HomCo is licensed as a residential and building general contractor and can assist with your project installation in any way that we can and get the job done correct and safe.
Step 3: Determine Your Budget
Deciding on how much you want to spend on this remodel might be something you think you’ve determined before fully committing to a remodel but it isn’t until you speak to the experts that you will be able to get an accurate estimate. Speaking to a professional about your ideal budget will give you a better idea of how much of your dream remodel can realistically be accomplished. Your budget might determine what type of materials you do or whether you do some of the work yourself.
Step 4: Set Your Goal Timeline
How long are you willing to go without a useable kitchen or master bath? How much free time do you have to paint the walls? Are you planning your remodel between vacations?
In most cases, the longer timeframe you have, the better the outcome of the entire remodel. If you can, give yourself the time to hire the right people who will do a great job. When working with a crew, it is important to get their schedules and determine when you will need to be home.
Are you ready to get started on your next remodel?
Remodeling can be a lot of work and it can be an investment, but at the end of the project, you’ll have the space you dreamed about; one that you can truly enjoy. Are you ready for your next remodel? Contact HomCo to see how our experts can help!
Here at HomCo Lumber and Hardware, we have built the foundation of our business on the knowledge of our experts. We believe that in order for us to help you complete successful projects, we can be nothing less than experts in our designated fields. Getting a chance to know a little bit more about your local experts gives you the ability to have confidence in starting a project with our team.