We often hear from our clients they aren’t sure where to start when they want to renovate or build a new home, so we thought we would share a few helpful tips for an enjoyable process.
A few helpful tips for renovating your home
When do I begin my project?
Many people don’t know where to begin; they just know they are tired of the cramped, dark, cold home that doesn’t work well for their family.
An interior designer is a great place to start. By reaching out here, we will guide you through the entire process and help you pull together your team based upon your needs. This initial step is ironically be the easiest.
How long will the renovation process take?
If construction is required, we help create a timeline based on the scope of the project.
Rushing the renovation process is never wise so sometimes pushing the deadline back on the front end allows for more realistic expectations. As I have written many times before, custom takes time but is worth it in the end.
I am also a big believer on not starting the project until the plans are finalized. Demo goes quickly but things tend to slow down after it is complete.
How much will it cost?
This is the number one question I am asked and rightfully so. Building or renovating a home is an investment and you want to spend your money wisely.
Based upon your needs, desires and vision for the home, we help you hire a team that can give you an accurate building cost based upon our selections. This helps alleviate hidden costs during the renovation.
Will we have to move out?
Going through a renovation is daunting to some, but moving out can sometimes throw people for a loop.
The good news is depending on your project, moving out may not be required. We’ve renovated entire kitchens and sections of the home with the client still living there. It’s not always pretty (or fun), but it can be done.
If your renovation covers several main areas of your house, it’s also possible to work in stages..
Just like we get creative with the design of our projects, we can also get creative helping you stay happy and comfortable- at home.
How involved will you need to be?
We understand that life is busy and adding extra tasks and decisions isn’t always ideal.
The beauty of hiring our full-service interior firm is that we take care of the little details by working closely with the architect and builder. We curate the home to our vision and present it to you for approval.
By intercepting daily decisions you may not know how to answer, we are hopefully alleviating stress from your already busy day.
Our goal is to be our client’s advocate by making sure everything runs smoothly and correctly.
I hope I have answered some of your questions about renovating your home. Whether your hesitation to begin your project has to do with timing, fear of the unknown, or an array of other reasons, take the first step. I promise it will be worth it in the end.
Have a great day,