If you’ve watched most home makeover shows, the end is always a big reveal of the final product with the before and after scenes.
It’s always exciting to take the back seat and watch; however, it may not always be that fun when it’s your home on the show.
Because, unlike the TV shows, your home makeover will not take 30 to 60 minutes; it can take months to be satisfied with the final look.
So, the first tip is patience; it’s your home, and remodeling it to how best you want it to be is a lifetime commitment.
For a smooth remodel, follow these steps:
- Why are you renovating?
Whether it’s to do a repair, improve your home’s value, or make stylistic changes for your own comfort, it’s essential first to recognize why you’re doing the remodel.
It will help set the directions for the renovation.
- Create a vision board
Every remodeling project, small or big, often has an idea or ideas supporting it. The only thing that could hold you back from giving your ideas life is your budget.
So, to make work easy, write down your ideas and prioritize them in three categories:
- The must-haves
- Those you want but can do without
- The dream affair
The must-haves hold the backbone for your renovation. They include anything that must be repaired or replaced; for example, if your roof is old, you have to replace it.
Your dream affair is the things you want, but your budget can’t allow, and as we said, remodeling your home is a lifetime project, so when the time is right, you can incorporate these.
- Have a well laid out budget
Your budget will guide what you can and can’t accomplish, so pick a number that is not just realistic but also specific.
Take into consideration everything from costs of installations and materials to the budget for overruns. Once that is done, try and see if your ideas can fit in.
- Set up a timeline to accomplish the different tasks in order of preference from the most important to the least
Exterior remodeling can be comprehensive, and you may not tackle everything at once. If it’s a major project, start with;
- Roof remodeling; holds the integrity of your home; you can also do gutters as well
- doors and windows upgrade
- siding replacement
Landscape remodeling, porch and deck, and even lighting remodeling can always wait; you can do them when your house structure is complete.
The final step is finding the right contractor for the job.
Hire All Weather Construction Inc, for All Your Remodeling Services
We do interior and exterior remodeling services for homes and businesses in Mountain View, CA, and the surrounding communities.
For more details on our remodeling services, give us a call.