At Unique Home Building, we’ve walked many people through the process and have learned how to do it right and avoid terrible mistakes. We don’t think it’s fair to keep this valuable information to ourselves and would like to share it with you today, whether you are wanting to remodel your home by yourself or hire a contractor to take care of it for you.
Get Clear and Be Organized: List the things you want to change and the updates you would like to make. Don’t worry about the order, just write it all down. Consider how long you think you might want to live in the house. If you’re planning on selling or looking to flip, you’ll want to speak with your realtor and create a selling plan.
Research: Find out or talk to a realtor to see what sort of return on investments those improvements may bring. Some improvements will add considerably more value to your home than others. Make a list of all the things you dream about doing and break down your list into sections that help you get an idea of the time each task will take. This will help you not only get but see results in real time. Make sure you schedule your projects in the time frames you can actually complete them, that fits your level of comfort and budget frames. That’s a big one right there. It’s important to stay within your comfort zone or else it will be stress filled and frustrating.
Start Slow: Go through your list and see what’s most important. Consider people’s needs, weather changes, work/life needs and floor plan flow.
Small improvements make a big difference. Be sure that you’re making the improvements that are the best to meet your needs and return your investment; not just what’s trending. The priority is to go in the best direction – not all directions at once; and a professional contractor will help you figure out the best plan for your home, desires and lifestyle.