Residential remodels are incredibly intimidating for a good reason. So many moving parts and timelines need to come together for a smooth experience. Growing families, changing needs in living accommodations, and outdated finishes are three main reasons people look for a home remodeling company. Deciding to undergo a remodeling process can be fun and exciting, but without proper planning, it can also become quite stressful. Follow these tips to help the process along as smoothly as possible.

What is the Purpose of the Remodel?

Determining the remodel’s purpose ensures you are satisfied with the end project. Residential remodels are customized to the homeowner and should be just as unique as you. Homeowners typically choose remodels to meet their family’s changing needs, increase their home’s selling value, or ensure that aging can take place in their home. No matter your reason for a remodel, focus on the purpose. All of this helps to justify the sacrifices, such as no access to the kitchen or bathroom, that must be made during the process.

What is Your Budget?

There is no way to prepare and make final plans until you have a definite budget. If more than one area needs to be remodeled, then your budget may cause you to choose one now and save another for later. Understanding the full scope of work is crucial to setting an appropriate investment for your project. Determining which area needs the quickest attention will provide you with the most satisfaction, so that is an excellent area to start. Be upfront with the contractor about your investment so they can also be upfront with you if that is realistic. It is important to understand the costs of materials and labor so you are prepared. Also making sure you have a contingency fund of 20-30% for those unforeseen circumstances that can happen in a remodel. Know your budget and stay within your determined budget, and you will be happy with the process and the result.

What are Your Priorities?

Many who choose residential remodels are looking for specific outcomes from the project. They may be looking to change the style of a particular room or room. You might be looking for other things, such as making your house more energy efficient. Is there a specific style and finish that you are looking to get? All these things are essential. Decide your priorities and share them with your contractor and or or designer so you are all on the same page.

Which Rooms are Getting Remodeled?

Knowing which rooms you will remodel helps you get an idea of how big the project will be. It also helps ensure that your budget is realistic. The most popular remodels involve the kitchen and the primary bathroom, but they are also the most complicated and extensive residential remodels. These remodels help improve the enjoyment  as well as the value of the living areas within the house. Think about surrounding spaces and the adjacent regions to the ones undergoing the remodeling process. Bedrooms and living rooms are the easiest to remodel and possibly can be the least expensive depending on the extent of the remodel in the room.

Remember to convey your wishes to your contractor and designer regularly to ensure everyone is on the same page. With these tips and great communication, your remodeling process will go smoothly and perfectly.

At Complements Home Interiors, we specialize in home remodels. We can take the guess work and emotional labor on for you. Whether you are just making a few changes to a single room or completely renovating your entire home, we’re here to help you each step of the here to schedule an appointment.