“The first, and most crucial step in the renovation process is to understand why you are renovating your house and how doing it is going to improve your situation.”

 

The decision to renovate is never something to take lightly.  Remodeling costs time, money and disruption to your home that is unavoidable.  Nonetheless, homeowners launch into remodeling plans looking through rose-colored glasses and conjuring dreams of a perfect living space. Although intentions are good, such ambitions are vague at best and can end in disaster. Therefore, the first step in any remodeling project is to find your why.

How do you “find your why”?

There are several questions that you should be asking yourself before you inquire about contractors, prices, or necessary tools:

  • Why is now the time to renovate?
  • Is this a home you are planning on selling, or is this your forever home?
  • What are the needs driving the renovation?

All these questions and others should be considered and then discussed with a professional. The right team will take the time to explore your reasoning and determine if a renovation truly is right for you and your home.

“Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail.”

 

There are common reasons for renovation.

Everyone has a different picture of their dream home, but the reasoning for renovation usually falls into common categories.  Thinking about what you need your home to do for you will clarify your reasoning so that your design team can help you achieve your dream home.

Perhaps you live in an outdated home that no longer meets your needs.  Maybe your home needs to be remodeled because of a leak or other damage that has made a room unusable. Some homeowners are looking to upgrade the kitchen to accommodate larger or more specialized appliances. You might just want to take out a spare bedroom when your kids are grown and moved out, to create the master suite of your dreams. No “why” is wrong – you just need to think carefully about what is urging your desire to renovate, because this reasoning will drive all your remodeling plans.

Home renovation is a 24/7 commitment.

  • Understanding why you want to renovate is crucial
  • Taking time to go through the process with your contractor, will save you time and money later

 A wall can be rebuilt, but paying to knock something down, only to replace it again, is an inconvenience at the very least.  Disruptions can certainly be managed when weighed against the excitement of the finished product, but they can spell disaster if you aren’t sure what you want from the remodel.

“Understanding your ‘why’ will help a true professional advise you on the best solution.”

 

Even if your remodel is urgent, take the time to discuss with a trusted professional your reasons for renovation.  It is a considerable undertaking that will involve you every step of the way. It is crucial that you are happy with the entire process, and that begins with finding your why.

The decision to renovate is never something to take lightly.  Remodeling costs time, money and disruption to your home that is unavoidable.  Nonetheless, homeowners launch into remodeling plans looking through rose-colored glasses and conjuring dreams of a perfect living space. Although intentions are good, such ambitions are vague at best and can end in disaster. Therefore, the first step in any remodeling project is to find your why.