Remodeling any room in your home undergoes a transition and to ensure it is smooth, there are some things you should do and some things that should be avoided. Remodeling your kitchen or bathroom can be stressful enough as it is without adding more kindle to the fire, so to speak. With that in mind, we at American Hometown Services would like to relate some basic dos and don’ts when you decide to remodel your kitchen or bathroom to avoid undue stress and have a more successful remodel.
Home Renovation & Remodel Guide
1) Don’t settle for any a random contractor. Before selecting a contractor for your remodel, do your research first. Having your kitchen or bathroom remodeled means customizing options to tailor the room more suited to your needs and wants. Having a contractor that can deliver your requests is essential to making your remodel a success. Shop around, schedule consultations, ask pertinent questions, and don’t be afraid to ask for references. Ask about costs, estimated time the project will take, your expectations, and so on. If you have unrealistic goals, a professional will tell you so and will not commit to something they know is impossible to achieve. You want a crew on the job who is going to make sure the job is done right and with quality.
2) Don’t go contemporary or follow current trends just because its popular. Do not follow the popular demand just because it is a current trend, unless it is something you truly adore. Just because it is a trend now, doesn’t mean it will be in 10 plus years. Upgrade and remodel your home according to your style and needs. If you are also trying to invest in something that will increase the value of your home, your contractor can help you find some middle ground.
3) Do not try to quicken the process. Remember any remodel done correctly will take time. The first place to start is by writing a list of everything you want to change about the nominated room to remodel. Consider the needs, for example if something is old and deteriorated, versus the wants, something that will make life easy, in addition to some luxury additions. When it comes time to budgeting, this will help you better navigate which options can be trimmed if needed. Additionally, when you do budget, add 20% for breathing room. From start to finish, the remodel will take plan. There is planning, ordering materials, demolition and rebuild. Any process that is hurried runs the risk of poor execution. Take your time and let the contractors do their job accordingly.
4) To achieve your ultimate goals, do go outside the box. When comes to interior design options and architectural designs, you do not have to feel chained to the traditional guidelines. Use your contractor’s expertise in addition to interior designer’s opinions if you want, but don’t be afraid to add your own personality to get specific characteristics in your kitchen or bathroom.
3) Do stick to your remodeling budget. Realizing your starting to go over budget too often results in cutting corners and settling for poor quality materials, which ultimately leaves shoddy workmanship, despite the phenomenal skills of the team. During the preplanning process, you and your contractor will help you stick with the budget, and if necessary, you can find less expensive alternatives that won’t make sacrifice quality. Again, you want to add 20% budget for breathing room and stick to your limited budget.
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