Remodeling your own home can feel like a dream come true. We all have an ideal layout or design concept for some part of our house – whether it’s our bedroom, kitchen, bathroom – you name it. The issue is, people often have trouble committing to getting a home remodel done. Why is that?
Are You Ready for a Home Remodel?
Often, people simply don’t know if or when they’re ready for a home remodel. Having worked with tons of clients, we know that a variety of factors play a role in determining someone’s ‘readiness’ for a home remodel. Here are a few of the most obvious signs that you’re ready to get a home remodel project done:
1) Set a Budget
Have you already set aside money to be spent on home upgrades? Whether or not it’s for a particular remodel, if you’ve been setting aside money over time to upgrade a part of your house in one way or another, it may be indicative that you feel ready to get a home remodel.
If you’re already financially preparing yourself for a home remodel, it’s smart to start laying out plans of what you would like to have remodeled and reach out to a few local remodelers. Get general pricing to further clarify how financially prepared you’ll need to be to have your dream home remodel finished!
2) Know Who You’re Hiring
Dreaming up a design concept is one thing; but knowing how it will all get done is another. Have you spent time thinking about who you want to remodel your home? In other words, have you considered the implications it will have on the project if you do it yourself vs. balancing the remodel between you and a professional? What about handing it off entirely to a professional remodeling company?
A lot of people hit the tipping point of being ready when they recognize they don’t have the time and capacity to do a remodel on their own. Remodels can be intensive and often require the help of trade industry professionals (HVAC, electricians, plumbers, etc.) Finally realizing you want the project done right by a professional remodeling company is a huge indication you may be ready to make the move and get it done.
3) Remodeling Timeline & Home Life Plan
Depending on the type of remodel you get, you’re home life can be drastically affected during construction. A professional remodeler should work with you to reduce the impacts through proper dust control, communication, and planning. However, that doesn’t change the fact that a home remodel always affects your lifestyle in some way, shape, or form.
Have you considered how you plan to live around the remodeling project? If you’re already taking the mental step to plan how you will live during the remodel, chances are you’re ready to pull the trigger on getting a renovation done. If you haven’t, let this serve as a notice that you should be! After all, polishing a plan on how you can organize a couple aspects of your home life during construction can be a huge stress reliever when deciding whether or not to get a home remodeling project done!