New Year’s Resolutions: How to Plan Your Remodeling Project for 2015

Dec 10, 2014 | Renovations

Planning to remodel any part of your home is a great way to ring in the New Year. Your New Year’s remodeling resolution doesn’t have to be a daunting task, though. Instead of waiting to do everything at once, divide your project into stages to help manage your budget and stress. Whether you want to remodel your bathroom, basement, kitchen, or another room in your home, these stages will help you get the results you want within your budget.

Stage 1: Plan Ahead

Pick fixtures, materials, and furniture, and try to price them out before starting your project. Doing so will give you an accurate picture of your overall expenses and help you decide on what to do now and what to save for later. Keep in mind ways to save on energy, future maintenance costs, and appliance costs when planning. Some solutions may be more cost effective and help you make a decision by keeping the big picture at the forefront of your project. Research remodeling companies with positive customer reviews and the qualifications needed to ensure quality workmanship for your home improvement project.

To work with your budget, try buying your fixtures and materials piecemeal throughout the year to take advantage of sale prices and deals. Doing so may make your remodeling project last longer than expected, but could save you money and stress in the long run.

Stage 2: Work with Your Remodeling Firm

R.H. Homes Ltd. is a custom home builder and remodeling company focused on guaranteeing your remodeling project is up to the highest standards to exceed your expectations every time. Contact your remodeling firm to get personalized service in evaluating the needs of your remodeling project. Along with your initial research, your contractor may have some other tips that will save you money and provide better solutions for your home over time. A good remodeling firm will help you add value to your home and create living spaces you will enjoy for years to come.

If you are concerned about getting everything you want to do within your budget and time frame, consider extending your remodeling project and dividing it into parts. Focus on small changes that can be done quickly and affordably so you can remodel your home at the right pace for you. Your remodeling company will be able to work with your individual needs to come up with the best solution for your home.

Stage 3: Communicate

Stay in touch with your remodeler to ensure your project is coming along according to your specifications. Sometimes changes need to be made along the way, and staying in touch with your remodeler will keep you informed during the process. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and give honest feedback. A remodeling company will be able to manage your expectations and alleviate stress as long as your communication with them is open and honest. A good remodeler will let you know ahead of time if there are any unexpected delays or roadblocks in your remodeling project so you can better handle the news.