3 Simple Rules to Happy Remodeling

May 23, 2013 | Renovations

Remodeling your home is thought to be a really long and scary process by some, but today RH Homes will share with you some of the Tricks of the Trade and give you valuable advice when it comes to making the big decision.

Rule #1: Ask yourself the right questions

Before calling a custom home builder and remodeler, you have to ask yourself and discuss certain questions; this step will help to make the first meeting very successful and productive.

Some of the questions you should be asking yourself are:

  • What is the current style of my home?
  • What is my personal decorating style?
  • Do I enjoy a certain look better than another?
  • What do I want to achieve?
  • What is my projected budget?

To give you a better idea, we asked these types of questions to one of our team members; and this is what he had to say:

“Simple, clean and functional is the style that I like. Something that is fairly neutral. I’m not one that likes real ‘off the wall type items’. I’m also a fan of chrome finish for fixtures. It seems to stand the test of time and not go in and out of style like the other type of finishes”.

Rule #2: Refine your wants and needs

Once you have asked yourself the basic questions above, a good idea is to go out there and find a little inspiration. You know what you want in theory, but now you need to show you remodelers what you want.

For individuals trying to decide what they’d like their custom build to look like, RH Homes says:

“We tell them (new customers) to spend some time on the internet and driving around and taking pictures. Get a basic concept of what you would like to have and we can customize from there. This saves a lot of time and money than starting from scratch. Use the available resources to get a good start and let the architects earn their money with individualizing the plans.”

As an additional thought, they told us:

“Functionality is the key. Make it work for you. Try to stay away from real busy colors and patterns. You never know when you might have to sell, so keep to fairly neutral designs. Again, use resources such as Pinterest to look for ideas.”

Rule #3: Shop around

As a final rule, we tell you to always call more than one home remodeling company in Columbus and ask for a consultation. Make sure you find a company that fits you, and that above all understands you. We recommend that you pick the company that makes you feel the most comfortable, and that you build a relationship with them. This action will make the process easy and relaxed.

If you would like a free consultation from RH Homes, don’t hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to help with anything you need!