Things to Consider Before Starting a Remodel Job
Are you looking to update your home? Have you been considering a remodel job but aren’t sure where to start? Remodeling your home is a wonderful way to refresh your home, bring old trends up to date, and sometimes even repair or upgrade certain areas.
While a remodel job will give your home with a new look, you might be feeling a little overwhelmed about the process itself. Omorfia Designs can help you evaluate all the steps and find what is right for you.
Deciding to renovate your home can be a big step, but with proper planning and consideration, you can help avoid many of the inconveniences that sometimes go hand in hand with a remodel job.
Your Time Frame
It is essential to consider the remodel time frame before beginning this project. You will want to avoid any big family events, or maybe even think about the weather during the particular season you want to start.
Assessing the length of time the remodel will take is also important so you can evaluate how long you might be without certain areas of your home. If you are remodeling your kitchen, for instance, you will need to think about how long you may be eating out, or ordering takeout.
Avoiding holidays, vacations, or other key events, as well as considering how long the remodel job can take is essential to planning your project. Go ahead, sit down with a calendar and think about what will work best for your household. Planning the right time and accounting for the amount of time you’ll be working with a remodel job will help to avoid stress as the process unfolds.
Your budget might be the least fun thing to consider when planning to remodel your home, but it is one of the most important. It is essential to be realistic when preparing your budget. Getting halfway through a remodel job and finding out you are already at the end of your budget can be discouraging and stressful.
With sufficient planning and budgeting, you can make sure you account for almost everything, and then leave a cushion for some of the unknown items that could come up. If you plan to budget for a little extra, running into any problems or changes won’t be catastrophic, and you will be ready.
Aside from materials and labor, you should also account for some of the inconveniences of a remodel job, such as being without a kitchen and having to eat out or replacing items that could become damaged.
Clear Out the Clutter
Cleaning and organizing can help prepare your home for a remodel job. You will need a blank canvas to work with and will require many of your items packed away, as well as furniture, moved out.
Prepping your home for remodeling is a great time to declutter and organize areas in your home that you’ve been meaning to get to. Removing unwanted items, trading outdated decor for more current pieces, and cleaning, in general, will prepare you for this endeavor. Ensure you have space to move your furniture and belongings during the remodel.
Keep Your Family Safe
Do you have pets or kids? If so, it will be essential to make sure that the conditions of your home remain safe. Baby gates may need to be utilized to keep small children and pets out of construction areas, and debris will need to be cleaned up regularly.
If the living areas that kids and pets frequently spend time in are no longer available to them, you will need to make sure you have another safe and livable area for them during the remodeling time.
Make Your Dream a Reality
If you are willing to take the time and money to remodel your home, you will want to make sure the result is exactly what you’ve dreamed. Make sure you spend plenty of time listing and planning your dreams and expectations.
Draw pictures, list your ideas and develop a clear concept of how you want the result to end up. Details and planning will help you make your dream become a reality, and will make achieving that dream a lot easier.
Don’t Forget The Permits
Your county will likely require the necessary permits and fees before you can begin your remodel job if you are creating an addition to your home. If you are going beyond a simple remodel in your home and adding living space, you will need to make sure you check with your county and have everything approved.
Don’t be caught off guard and plan to obtain the required permits before you start your remodel job. Getting this vital step out of the way will help to ensure everything is done correctly and up to code.
Choose the Contractor That’s Right For You
You will want to decide if you are going to tackle your remodel job on your own or hire a contractor. While a DIY remodel might save money, a contractor can save you time, and potentially a headache. A contractor can ensure everything is done right and can likely accomplish the job on a shorter time frame.
Be sure to find the contractor that’s right for you by looking over client reviews and consulting with the contractor. You will want to be sure you’re confident in the contractor’s abilities and work ethic.
Omorfia Designs can recommend licensed and bonded contractors that they regularly work with and can provide you with a recommendation for you. Feel free to ask them about a contractor that would be right for you.
Focus on Interior Styling
Once the construction part of your remodel job is finished, you’ll be able to enjoy the fun part. Working with Omorfia Designs, you’ll be able to establish the interior design aesthetic you’ve been looking for.
Their team of professionals can help put the finishing touches on your newly renovated home with updated trends, style, and expertise. Interior styling of your remodeled space is the much-awaited result, and usually the most enjoyable part of a remodel.
Enjoy The Process
In the end, it’s important not just to survive the remodel process but to embrace and enjoy it. With planning, lists, and some research, you can make your remodel job easier and even enjoyable.
Let Omorfia Designs help get you started with a free 30-minute consult. Relying on experts for your remodel job will help take the guesswork and stress out of the process, leaving you free to enjoy the new look of your home.