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Remodeling Your Home In 5 Easy Steps

Chloe Harwood
Written by Chloe Harwood

Many people put off any renovations or remodeling because of the disruption and cost of such a big project. Sometimes it’s good to take a little bit of time to consider a project in full before you commit. It can help to make each step of the process easier to digest and follow as well. So what should you be doing to ensure your remodeling project goes to plan?

Know What You Want

It’s not unusual to turn up to your design appointment without a full idea of what you really want. Your designer should be able to make suggestions and offer a few amendments to any ideas you do already have. But if you’re tackling a lot of this project on your own, then you need to fully formulate the plan by yourself. The best approach is to see as many kitchens, bathrooms, or whatever you’re remodeling as possible. Think about the things that don’t work in your own home. And don’t forget to detail the essentials you’re not willing to compromise on.

Commit To A Budget

The cost of any project is going to hurt. But if you’re prepared for it, you have a chance to stop the costs spiralling out of control. The trick here is to commit to a budget and refuse to be lured over that top figure. As always, start with the essentials. Extras and niceties are the elements you might need to compromise on. You can always make these additions later. Going over budget might hurt you financially, lessening your love for your project!

How Much Do You Want Or Need To Do Yourself?

Of course, one way to stretch the budget even further is to do as much of the work yourself. However, kitchens and bathrooms need to be completed by registered and certified professionals. Gas connections, electrical wiring and some plumbing, will fall into this category. As for the rest? If you know your stuff, you know how to stay safe, and you’re willing to give it a go, it might be a lot of fun.

Calling A Contractor

Really big projects like a new kitchen or bathroom really need the help of a contractor. Some, like Fleming Construction are known for providing a complete service from planning to completion. Effectively, everything is project managed, the jobs are done to a high standard, and everything is completed to budget and time. When you first call the contractor, check their availability for the project before you ask for a quote. You might have quite a long wait if they’re in high demand.

Finishing Touches

Whether you do them yourself, or the contractor is paid to do it, the finishing touches make your house a home. These include a professional finish to the painting and decorating. The quality of the fittings from floor to ceiling should be excellent. The tradespeople should have removed all of their belongings and their trash. And everything should have been cleaned and polished ready for you to use. Always call them back in if you’re not entirely satisfied with the finish. Are you ready to start your remodeling project?

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Chloe Harwood

Chloe Harwood