Remodeling. The very thought of it might want to make you turn and run. But remember, at Liston Design Build, Our Process has a lot of these preparations built it. We’ll tackle the project together, and the only people running will be your friends and family to see your wonderful new space!
What can a homeowner do to prepare for a remodel? NARI provides us with the Top 10 Steps to Prepare for a Remodel. Homeowners should follow these steps before breaking ground on their next home remodeling project.
- Research your project. Taking time to research projects on the Internet and NARI.org will provide a good sense of what is involved such as price, scope of work, return on investment and new product/material options. Also, research property values in your neighborhood to make sure your project is in line with other homes in the area.
- Plan project around the long-term. How long do you plan to stay in your home? How might your family structure change over time? Life can change quickly—these questions should be answered early on to ensure your project will fit your lifestyle long after it’s complete.
- Set your budget. Deciding on a realistic budget and arranging finances to support your project are essential. This number needs to include everything—the project, products, contingencies, etc. Don’t be afraid to share this with your remodeler; professionals are respectful of a client’s budget and will create a plan around it, not over it.