As consuming (of time, money, and energy) as remodeling projects can be, you MUST take time up front (and sometimes it’s A LOT of time) to really think thru and plan your project.
Maybe you need to change some part of the floor plan of your house to include a walk in closet to better organize your stuff.
Maybe you have a small bathroom adjacent to a closet and you wish to give up the closet to have a larger bathroom.
When planning your remodel, do not rush.
What is most important is that you get the end result you desire, to the quality you and your family need, while working with professionals who treat you and your family how you deserve to be treated.
- a good idea of the desired end result
- to work with professionals you can work with (this is more important than it may seem at first glance), and
- to be prepared to be involved in the decisions that need to be made regarding space layout, materials, colors, patterns, etc.
But where do you start? By making lists during what I call the “dream phase”:
- What are the things that annoy you about your current home setup?
- What do you want out of the remodel (think both in terms of things (door levers instead of knobs for example) and experiences (nice relaxing soaks in an oversized tub).
- How do you expect to use the space (you’ll need a list per room), including what conveniences and time saving features you desire.
During this phase, let your imagination go wild.
After you’ve completed this, then you start the process of what I call “reduction”.
You want to do this with an experienced person who is NOT you or a member of your family. This is where the services of an interior designer really comes in handy, a professional I strongly recommend you consider adding to your team.
When you need help with your upcoming remodel, please consider us. We do excellent work and are easy to work with.