Are you in the market for home remodeling? For many homeowners, remodeling is very common. However, there are many home remodeling ideas to consider and the process can be very time-consuming. But when it’s all said and done, seeing the final product is always worth it.

If you’re looking to start a new home remodeling project, you may not even know where to begin. Luckily, we’re here to help. Keep reading to learn five key steps for kickstarting your home, kitchen or bath remodeling process.

1. Develop a Thorough Plan

Before anything, you’ll need a comprehensive plan for the home remodel. What’s the overall goal of the project? What are your specific needs? What type of space do you want to fit your lifestyle? These questions—and many more—are what you should be asking a designer before moving on to the next step. Another key factor in this step involves zoning regulations and permits. We can research the zoning and secure the permits to make sure your remodeling project is following all of the necessary local requirements.

2. Set Your Budget

Although it may sound obvious, a lot of homeowners don’t set a budget before starting a remodeling project. Then, once the costs start to add up, they’re forced to cut corners and may end up with a less than desirable remodel. That being said, understanding a home remodel cost and setting a budget is what we can help you do. It’s important to take some time to think about every facet of the project and how much each step will cost. When determining your budget, be sure to set aside some extra cash in case something unexpected pops up. It is also important to let your contractor or designer know your budget. They don’t read minds and need to know how they can help within the budget you have set forth. You wouldn’t want to be shown a Maserati, if you’re shopping for a Ford.

3. Hire Contractor/ Designer

For the majority of renovation projects, hiring a home remodeling contractor is standard procedure. After all, you want the job done right. There are several qualifications to keep in mind. For one, you’ll want to understand their years of experience in the field. Second, you’ll want to make sure the home remodeling contractor is properly licensed and insured. We’re experienced contractors who will guide you through each step of the process. We thoroughly vet our subcontractors and only work with the best to ensure your project is done to perfection. A designer can help you find the right materials to make your project a success. They usually can help you find a contractor as well.

4. Build a Timeline

The next key step of the process is to build a timeline. You’ll want to think about when the project should start and the desired end date. When crafting the timeline, we will be sure to schedule time for:

  • Shipping and delivery of materials and parts
  • Cleaning and prepping the area
  • Any unforeseen issues that may arise 

To stay on schedule, we will be in constant communication with you on remodeling milestones and to determine if the desired schedule is feasible.

5. Prepare to Start the Process

As we put the final touches on your plan, we will make sure you’re well-prepared for the whole home remodeling process. This step involves moving furniture, storing items, and cleaning and prepping the area for construction. Making these arrangements now can save you many headaches down the road.

Need help with home remodeling ideas? Looking for a home remodel cost estimate? From one-of-a-kind interior design services to knowledgeable consultation solutions, Complements Home Interiors can help create your dream space. Call us today to learn more!