Preparing for a remodel of your home’s interior is a big project, and it can be daunting to know where to begin. The process can be overwhelming, but it can also be a satisfying and rewarding experience if you plan and execute it well.
Steps to Successfully Prepare for a Remodel
The topics listed here are the most crucial concerns to address before you begin any remodeling project.
Define Your Goals and Budget
The first step in a remodel’s preparation process is to define your goals and budget: determine what changes you want to make in your home’s interior and how much money you can spend. To do so, list your wants and needs; next, prioritize them and consider how much you can afford. You may also want to explore building a savings plan or loan options.
Determine the Design and Style
The design and style include the color scheme, furniture, fixtures and finishes. You can seek inspiration from magazines, social media and other design resources. Consider the flow of the space and how the new design will complement the existing architecture.
Consider the Structural Changes
Before thinking about cosmetic changes, examine the structural changes you want to make. These changes include moving walls, adding windows, changing the ceiling height and changing the flooring. Changes to your home’s structure must be carefully planned because they can affect its value and safety.
Consider Your Daily Routine
A remodel can disrupt your daily routine, so it is essential to plan accordingly. This step entails forecasting how the changes will impact your daily activities. For example, if you are remodeling the kitchen, you may need to set up a temporary kitchen area or plan to eat out more often.
Choose the Materials
Choosing suitable materials is a crucial aspect of your interior house remodel. The materials will impact the space’s look, durability and functionality. You need to consider the materials for the flooring, walls, ceiling, cabinets, countertops, fixtures, finishes, appliances and more.
Plan the Electrical and Plumbing
You must plan the electrical and plumbing changes early on to avoid making costly mistakes later. For example, consider the location of the outlets, switches, light fixtures, sinks, showers and toilets.
Prepare for the Demolition and Cleanup
You must prepare for the demolition by removing all furniture and belongings from the area. You can also hire a professional to help you with the demolition process, from the tasks that need to happen before the demolition to the cleanup, which includes safely removing the debris.
Hire a Professional (Highly suggested !!)
A professional contractor or interior designer, or better yet, a Design build firm that employs both design and installation personnel can make a huge difference. For example, the Premier Kitchen & Bath team can help you with space planning and choose suitable materials that correlate with your goals and budget, then install and manage the project in-house to ensure everything is done correctly. In addition, we create a timeline for your remodel to keep your project on track. Our firm is licensed, experienced and has an excellent reputation.
Communicate with Your Contractor
Communication is vital. Effective communication ensures our team understands your vision and goals. We keep in touch with you often, so there is a clear understanding every step of the way and the project is done to the expectations set with you and the design team. Make sure to address any concerns or questions immediately and keep the lines of communication open throughout the project.
Preparing for a remodel can be a complicated process. Still, with this advice and the help of the Premier Kitchen & Bath team, you can easily create a gorgeous and functional living space that meets your Family’s lifestyle needs and exceeds your expectations. Contact our firm if you want to remodel. We can guide you through the preparation process and every other project phase.