Did you know that May is National Home Remodeling Month? That makes this month the perfect time to kickstart that home remodeling project you’ve been considering. Maybe you’ve put it on the backburner because remodeling your home feels like an unwinnable battle. We understand how overwhelming remodeling projects can seem, especially when you feel ill-equipped or uninspired.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed about your upcoming home remodel, working with a professional remodeler like us can really help! We have a tried and true remodeling process in place to help you tackle what can feel like insurmountable odds. We’ll take care of the heavy lifting so you can come out on the other side with a beautiful home–and minimal stress.
Our Remodeling Process
Three key components of our remodeling process are project goals and scope, budget, and schedule. These three components build on each other to create a seamless, stress-free remodeling experience for you. Let’s take a deeper look at each of them.
Clarify Project Goals and Scope
The first step to any home remodeling project is mapping out exactly what you want to accomplish. Our team is here to help you do just that, from honing in on your specific remodeling goals to defining the scope of the project. We take the time to understand exactly what you want to achieve. You don’t have to worry about figuring out how to make it happen–that’s our job. Our team will come up with an action plan to make your vision come to life.
Everyone has different goals for remodeling projects. Here are some of the most common goals that we see.
- Modernizing an outdated home
- Opening up a floor plan
- Creating a new room
- Increasing kitchen functionality
- Adding storage space
- Expanding a master bathroom
Maybe one of the goals listed above resonates with you, or maybe your remodeling goals are completely different. Either way, we work diligently to customize an action plan that aligns with your goals. Our experienced team is trained to think out of the box and come up with remodeling solutions that you might not even consider. We want your remodeled home to be even better than you imagined.
Not quite sure what your remodeling goals are? No worries! Our team is here to help you navigate the process and figure out what you want from your home remodel. Check out our blog post What is Your Why? to start thinking through your goals.
We spend as much time as you need on this step in order to set the rest of the project up for success. We have found that the better we understand your goals, the better we can present you with design plans that you love.
Define the Budget
Once we’ve worked with you to clarify your remodeling goals and the scope of the project, we will work together to arrive at a realistic budget for the project. Realistic is a key word here. As in any project or investment, you don’t want to pay more than you can or should. At the same time, you don’t want to sacrifice quality for the sake of finding the cheapest price. Ultimately, you want to get the job done well at a fair price.
Since we’ve talked through your remodeling goals extensively by this point, we will be able shed light on what a realistic budget for your goals looks like. We are also here to guide you through what kind of work will be possible for different budgets. For example, your budget might not have room for the hardwood floors you’d like throughout your home. To work within your budget, we might suggest installing hardwood floors in the main living area and high-end laminate flooring in the rest of your home. We love working with clients to bring their home dreams to life, no matter what their budget is.
It is critical that we define a budget so that our team can prepare design plans within that budget. We will not present you with design plans that are out of budget. Additionally, our contracts detail the exact cost of your project, not an estimate, so you know exactly what you are paying and what you are getting. We think surprises are best saved for birthdays, not home renovations.
Check out our blog post Do You Have a Clear Project Remodeling Budget? for more tips on determining a realistic budget for your project.
Determine a Schedule
Now that we’ve clarified your goals and defined the budget, it’s time for the hardest part–waiting to enjoy your newly remodeled home! Before we begin the remodeling work, we will provide you with a schedule so you know how long your project should take. While projecting an exact end date is tricky, we will have a solid idea of when the project can be completed, so you won’t be left wondering.
If you have an upcoming event that you’d like your project to be ready for, such as a wedding reception or birthday celebration, let us know as soon as you can. While we can’t always accommodate tight deadlines, we do everything we can to try. Discussing this before the project begins can also alleviate a lot of stress later on. If we know right away that we won’t be able to finish the project before your event, we will tell you upfront so that you can make other arrangements as needed.
On-time completion is one of our top priorities for every remodeling project. To make sure you stay in the loop throughout construction, we keep you continuously updated on the status of the project. Should anything happen that would cause a change in the schedule, we will let you know right away.
Don’t let the thought of a home remodel intimidate you. With some thoughtful planning and the right remodeling team in place, you can take on any remodeling project and end up with great results, on budget, and on time. Now that’s something worth celebrating! If you’re in the Grand Rapids area, we’d love to work with you and bring your vision to life. Contact our team today to start the conversation about your home remodel.
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