Is the time right for your home makeover? Remodeling is an exciting new chapter for homeowners but what are your priority for remodeling? Are you taking a step toward that dream home, wanting to improve an old house’s functionality, planning for a growing family? Don’t take a risk of walking blindly into a home remodel, come prepared for the journey. Ask yourself these important questions to ensure that the time is right for you…
What Will You Need From Your Home In the Future?
Even if these circumstances feel far away, it is good to consider a functional home design that is ready to accommodate life’s changes either sudden or planned. This is where all of the ideas come together. Work with a professional and make sure that all of the details that you need are included in your design. You want your home not just to be adapted to your needs, but also to be a pleasure to live in. If there are aging family members, then consider extra railing in the bathroom, accessible cabinets and special door handles. If a new baby is in your future, then consider counters for changing or built in furniture for safety. Changing family dynamics and health issues are important factors to consider before consulting a designer.
Do You Want to Remodel the Old Homestead?
You’ve decided to renovate your vintage house but don’t know where to begin. If you’re renovating so you can stay in your home for a longer period of time without systems breaking down, your approach is different than if you’re renovating to get a higher price when you sell. Remodeling a family heirloom home isn’t exactly the same as remodeling a short term house to resell. A reputable remodeling service needs to be hired to discuss the high quality materials and expertise needed to preserve longevity and improve functionality in your vintage home. Some structural work may be needed in an older home, For instance to accommodate a kitchen island. It is up to your remodeling team to help you discover these needs so you are not surprised at cost and completion delays.
Do You Know Your Goals For the Remodel?
Remodeling is a great way to stay in the house you have and it can improve your lifestyle and enjoyment. What spaces are you remodeling? If it is an office, then allow for more storage and furniture like file cabinets and desks. Have some natural light so you can be inspired and paint with colors that are going to help your productivity. If it is a guest bedroom, then have it designed to make friends and family feel calm and at home. Ask your remodel designer how they would transform a space to make sure it serves the purposes you intend.
Is the Time Right for a Remodel?
Winter, spring, summer or fall — when’s the best time to remodel? April thru Junes is the busiest time for most builders, so it’s probably when you’ll pay the most money for their time and for materials. It’s the simple law of supply and demand. Because of scheduling and a busy lifestyle homeowners put off remodeling. But you must remember this can also stave off much needed additions like updated design for the elderly and safer places for children. Try to narrow down a timetable that doesn’t conflict with work, family need and extended vacations. Speak with your designer/remodeler to see if a full remodel or some simple maintenance is in order.
Are You Prepared for Your Remodel?
Preparation is crucial for a successful remodeling project. Even if it’s handled by a high-quality contractor, a residential remodeling project can disrupt the normalcy of your everyday home life, so it’s a good idea to plan ahead as much as possible. Always consider the purpose of the remodel itself and the intention of each space. Call your designer/remodeler when in doubt to discuss the best possible ways to achieve a successful remodel.
A great designer and remodeler can help you every step of the way. Becraft Plus has a lot of experience DESIGNING and INSTALLING kitchens, bathrooms, additions, outdoor upgrades, and other remodeling and renovation projects ON TIME and ON BUDGET!
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Since 1989, Becraft Plus has provided customized design and construction services to customers in the Washington, D.C. area. We specialize in custom home building, additions and remodeling, and whole house renovations with a focus on creating living spaces that are tailored to the needs of our clients.
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