Whether you have just moved into a new home or you are just looking to renovate your home, remodeling your space can take a significant amount of time and come with a price tag. It is best to have a general sense of everything you want to accomplish in your home before you start; however, tackling every room and every desire at once may not be feasible. You will need to decide what your remodeling priorities are and make sure you direct your initial efforts towards those areas at first. We put together some simple guidelines to help you establish where to begin in your home remodel and how to access it along the way. Let’s take a look!
First things first, always start with the essentials. Do you have a room in your home that the remodel or renovation is essential to your living environment? Perhaps, a room has broken appliances, or you have a child on the way. Always start your remodeling with rooms that need to be done and have a deadline. This is where you will need to start.
What rooms do you use the most? It will not make sense to start with the guest room if you have never had guest over to your home. Start your remodeling process with the rooms that you are always spending the most time. It will be difficult with these rooms out of commission during the remodeling process, but they are a smart starting choice. Trust us, you would much rather spend a majority of your budget on frequently-used rooms rather than unused ones.
Important to Your Lifestyle
Next, look at the room that is most suitable for your lifestyle. If you work from home, you may want to finish the office next. If your lifestyle has you spending a lot of time in the kitchen meal prepping, this may be a suitable room to remodel. Look at your home and locate the spaces which the remodel or renovation will help make your lifestyle easier.
The Want List
Lastly, you should make your “Want List.” This is the room you can live without, but you really want in your home. Maybe a home theatre, a man cave, a home gym, or a music studio. If these choices fall into benefiting your career, move them out of the want list, but most of our want lists are solely extras. This will be one of the most satisfying ones to complete and remodel but should be saved for last like dessert.
Remodeling your home takes time and money. Every project can be as big or as little as you want. Decide how large you want your projects to be before beginning. To help maintain a budget and peace of mind, complete each task before beginning a new one.
Are you ready to begin your remodel? We would love to help you with all of your remodeling needs here at ICC Home, where we hope to be your one-stop-shop. Visit us or call us for more information. We look forward to working with you!