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5 Tips for a Successful Remodel

Woman admiring the success of her newly remodeled kitchen

We want to make every home remodeling project a successful remodel and a great experience from start to finish. But, even with the most meticulous planning, remodeling your home will come with some ups and downs. Here is a list of helpful tips to help you navigate a major home remodel smoothly.

Be Honest About Your Budget

When planning your home remodel project, you must be realistic about how much money you can spend. When we meet with you to plan your project and discuss what you’re looking for, many decisions will come down to how much you can afford.

The cost of materials has increased tremendously in the last couple of years, so you’ll want to keep that in mind when choosing what you’d like to include in your project. The good news is if the remodel is creeping toward the top of your budget, we can find ways to reduce costs.

If you like the look of a specific material, we may be able to find something similar but less expensive. Or you could look for areas where you could scale back without sacrificing quality on the fundamental elements of your project.

Client and designer planning for a successful remodel by discussing budget options while looking at plans

Understand Timelines

One of the biggest causes of stress during a home remodel is the time it takes from start to finish. Depending on the scale of your project, it’s not unrealistic to be looking at 3-6 months from start to finish.

That means if you want your remodel completed before a major event, like a wedding or party that will take place in your home, you’ll want to get everything in motion with plenty of time to spare.

Once we’ve established a timeline, delays can still happen. To minimize delays, you can reduce changes in the materials and fixtures you want to include in your remodel. Allowing for flexibility with scheduling will also make the project move forward more quickly.

Choose Materials and Fixtures Ahead of Time

Nothing is more frustrating than having to wait for one piece of the puzzle for the project to be complete. Choosing materials and fixtures in a timely manner is crucial to having a successful remodeling project.

As we mentioned before, making changes to what materials you will include in your project could cause delays, and, believe it or not, the building industry is still experiencing delays with some products, so choosing materials that are in stock or will be available for installation is necessary to stay on track.

Client and designer looking at options for countertop materials

Keep a Positive Attitude

Even the smoothest project can come with some moments of frustration, and understandably so! Your home will feel less like your home and more like a construction zone with people coming and going for months.

Even though it may be difficult, try to keep a positive attitude and remember that the end product will be worth the difficulty.

Work With Someone You Trust

Working with people you trust and know you can rely on is crucial to having a successful remodel. We’d love the opportunity to talk to you to see if we would work well together. We keep an open line of communication throughout the process and are always available to answer any questions you may have. 

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