These five tips will help you make it through your next home remodel.
Are you thinking about remodeling your home this year and want to know where to start? Given all the supply chain issues we’re facing, I can see how this could quickly become a daunting task. Today I want to share my five best tips and tricks to help you simplify the remodeling process.
1. Plan ahead. Far too many people start their remodeling projects without proper planning. Depending on your plans, you may need a designer, architect, contractor, or multiple vendors to help. If you don’t create a plan ahead of time, you’re leaving opportunities for issues to crop up, which can hamper or derail the process.
2. Buy supplies beforehand. Most of the big items you’d buy for a house like windows, cabinets, flooring, and lumber are back-ordered for weeks or even months. If you know you’ll be remodeling in the future, you need to buy your supplies well in advance. We’ve seen clients get a storage container to store what they need for their remodels while waiting for the rest of their supplies to arrive.
3. Get multiple bids. The remodel and construction markets have become so busy over the past two years. Nowadays, everything has gotten much more expensive, so by getting multiple bids, you can find the best deal for your finances.
4. Ask about price increases. Prices for things like appliances are consistently increasing month-over-month, so be sure to speak to your vendors before committing to anything.
5. Plan for modernization. If your home doesn’t currently have updated, modern amenities, consider whether you’ll need to install them so you can do so at the correct stage of the remodel.
BONUS TIP: Just breathe. Some things likely aren’t going to go exactly as planned, and it may get frustrating at times. It’s all part of the process—just remember that you’ll have a beautiful, finished product by the time it’s all over.
If you have any questions or need additional tips for getting through a remodel, don’t hesitate to give us a call or send us an email. We’d love to be a resource for you.