Watching HGTV or DIY networks paints an illusion that doing an entire house remodel takes about an hour. However, nothing could be further from the truth. Planning a partial or total home remodel is an overwhelming task and takes a serious amount of attention to detail. To ensure a successful renovation, follow these step-by-step instructions on how to remodel a house.
- Have a Clear Vision
Before you start any renovation, you have to ask yourself if you’re ready to take on an entire home renovation. Remember, this isn’t a project that you can start and then abandon. Are you willing to take on a project of this size? Do you have the time and money to invest?
If you’re ready and committed to these renovations, start creating a vision of what you want for your home. Research home trends and figure out what your design style is. Then, take to home magazines, Pinterest, or house tours on YouTube. Knowing exactly what your end goal is will help you make the right decisions in terms of colors, styles, and furniture. Finally, choose the rooms in your home you’d like to remodel.
- Consider the Calendar
As you’re planning your home remodel, make sure you pay attention to the calendar. If you want renovations to be complete before a certain event or holiday, you’ll want to make sure you plan accordingly. We’d also recommend penciling in a few extra days in case you run into some obstacles.
You’ll also want to create a list of all the projects you want to complete and a rough schedule of when it will be done. This way, you keep things moving forward and don’t forget any steps in the process.
- Create a Budget
With an end date in mind, you’ll need to create your budget. Consider all the materials you’ll need to purchase and how much they’ll cost. Then ask yourself how you plan on paying for everything. Whether you’re planning on using your own money or taking out a loan, having a clear idea of how much you want to spend ensures things won’t get out of control financially.
- Pick Your Materials
Now the fun part begins. You get to shop for all the materials that will go into your remodel. Paint colors, cabinet design, tile, lighting fixtures, countertops, flooring, and furniture are all things you’ll have to go shopping for. Making these selections before you start building (or at least having what you want in mind) can help to speed the process along and bring your vision to life.
- DIY or Professional?
Before you begin the work, you need to ask yourself if you want to take on renovations yourself or hire a professional. Both have their pros and cons, but ultimately the decision is up to you. Consider how much time you have to put into the project, what the timeline is, and your budget. If you’re strapped for time or don’t have a lot of experience with remodeling, a professional might be the better option. However, if you’re willing to do some research, have enough time, and are willing to learn as you go, a DIY approach is definitely a viable choice.
- Begin the Work
With a clear vision, budget, construction plan, and materials all planned and chosen, it’s time to start your remodel. Make sure everything is packed up, stored properly and that you have a proper way to dispose of building materials. Remember to keep your vision in mind the entire time.
Let Us Help You With Your Next Major Remodel
Whether you’re planning on completely flipping your home or have a few rooms you’d like to update, Pierce Enterprises Inc. has the expertise and experience you need to ensure a successful remodel. Contact us today to get started!