From the Interior Design Desk: An Honest Look at the Open Floorplan
Questions to Ask As You Start the Remodeling Process
Most homeowners spend up to a year before starting a remodeling project just gathering ideas and trying to decide on whether or not remodeling is worth it. Once you’re ready to make that decision, though; there are a lot of things to consider.
When you’re remodeling, especially for personal use rather than selling, it’s important that the changes increase the space’s satisfaction for you. The best question you can ask yourself before starting anything else is “What do I need?”
Do you like to cook? Entertain? You’ll probably want kitchen appliances and counters that encourage and support this. Do you use your bathroom to unwind at the end of the day? You’ll want to look for a luxurious bathtub or shower that invites you in for relaxation.
The purpose of a room can go a long way in determining what needs to be remodeled.
2. How big is this project?
Asking this question can seem a little overwhelming. After all, with so many things to think about, how can you make this concrete? The truth is, it won’t be completely concrete at first.
Start by looking at all the things you want to change. You can also research the costs of changing the particular parts of your remodel. This will form your scope and budget. Until you get down to modeling and building, this is going to be fluid. The more you learn about a project and the more decisions you make, the more finely-tuned the scope and budget will both become.
3. Who will be your contractor?
When you’re deciding on a contractor, there are a few important things to look for:
Reviews & Testimonials.
Affiliations & Recognition.
Looking at all of these things will give you a good idea of whether or not a contractor can be trusted. Once you find a high-quality, trustworthy contractor, your remodeling project will really start to take off!
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