Sometimes homeowners reach a point of urgency that one needs better functionality now, or even more room. The want to resolve the discomfort also makes high the desire to get the home remodeling done to transform the home to be the best it can be for your needs and life style. How can you make the most of your home remodeling scottsdale az investment, to get years of enjoyment? Here are some tips:
• Use online resources to gather photos of how you want your room(s) to look, it may be your best communication tool. You may want to make an ideabook on Houzz from the photos there, or do a search for images online and save them to a board on Pinterest.
• Determine a budget range of what you want to invest in improving your home experience and personalizing your home. It is helpful to a designer to guide you on what can be done for that budget, and also to guide you on your selections to help you stay in budget. Plan on needing an extra 10% of the cost of the project for additions to the Scope of Work or for unforeseen problems.
• Identify two reputable companies to interview for the home remodeling project to see which designer you connect well with, who seems to understand and offer creative solutions.
• Remember to take good before pictures to contrast with the after the home remodeling project is finished.
• Plan for breaks during the home remodeling process. Demolition is noisy and dusty, the sound of sawing and nailing is stressful if you are home during the day. The temporary loss of a use of a kitchen being remodeled is expected, but inconvenient. Plan a mini vacation during that time. Have some homemade crockpot meals frozen and ready to cook to bring over and share with friends.
• Monitor forward progress and anticipate conclusion towards the end. Let the home remodeling company be in charge of the schedule and deal with hiccups. There are a lot of moving parts and a number of professionals to coordinate, so statistically, the unplanned will happen. Perhaps a trade professional had to delay their start, a component was damaged in shipment that had to be reordered, for example. Rely on the communication of what is the next phase, so you will be aware of progress. When the electrical trim—the light fixtures, switch and outlet plates are being put in place, it’s the home stretch.
• Plan an after celebration. Sometimes in the midst of the now, it is good to think of what will be, a reward doing the work for more enjoyment in your home for years to come!
Happy home remodeling Scottsdale AZ!