It is well known that any type of home remodel can be difficult, overwhelming, and time-consuming. You need to be prepared both financially and physically before you start a home remodel. If you hire a company like Alair Homes they will help you every step of the way when it comes to your home remodel, but here a few tips in the meantime to get you started.
Be prepared financially
The main preparation you need to make before you jump into a remodel is to have you finances straight. You need to set a budget for yourself that you are comfortable with, and you need to stick to it. Also, make sure you have a contingency fund for unforeseen events that may add to the overall expense of your remodel. Know how much certain remodels cost beforehand so you are not surprised when you get your estimate or renderings. Often kitchen remodels can run well over $30,000 and master bathroom remodels can cost well over $20,000. Also, try and be aware of what your big ticket items are going to be so if you do want to cut costs, you know where to start. Often cabinets, framing, and countertops are going to cost the most of your remodeling budget – always keep that in mind well you are making your selections.
Be prepared physically
Be aware, during a remodel you house will be in a frenzy! There is going to be different contractors in and out of your house, there are going to be random building materials throughout the house, and there are going to be hanging wires from electrical work. Obviously, getting a remodel done in a day is not going to happen. Most remodels, depending how extensive can take up to six weeks to complete – so if you want to take a long vacation, during a remodel is a great time to plan it! There are going to be nights when you are not going to have your kitchen together, so you will have to dine out some nights, so plan for that (but hey, that’s kind of fun, isn’t it?). Also make sure anything valuable is put away, far away from the remodeling site so you never have to worry about anything getting damaged!
Be prepared mentally
I know this may sound silly, but you truly need to be mentally prepared. Alair Homes will make the remodeling process as smooth and un stressful as possible, but we understand that it will still be a stress on you. People coming in and out of your house at different times can be difficult to deal with, especially if can not be home all the time, but just make sure you are in good hands and trust your contractors. The trust will help keep your mind at ease, and make it a lot more comfortable for you when the time comes.
Remodeling is a huge decision to make, but the reward will be worth it in the end. You will walk away with a new space that you absolutely love! Try and not let the fears of starting the remodeling process deter you, it is supposed to be a fun adventure, try and remember that!