Surviving a Whole-House Remodel

With more people choosing to remain in their existing homes rather than trying to sell them and then buy new homes in the Seattle market, whole-house remodels have become much more common. But just because you choose to stay in your current home doesn’t mean you have to keep the same design, structure, or colors with which the home was built. Most homes built in the 70s, 80s, or 90s not only have outdated designs but lack some of the newer technology and materials that can completely transform your living space.

New Roommates?

When we start talking with clients about planning a whole-house remodel, the biggest question they usually have is, “Can I still live in the home?” The quick answer is “yes, you can” – but there are other options.

If you choose to remain in the home during a whole-house remodel, our team will work with you to minimize the impact on your daily life. We work on the home in phases, so that we are focusing on a specific area at a time, and you still have usable living space while we work.  It can be inconvenient (and noisy) to have our remodel team under foot, so the other option is to move out for 3-6 months – whether you rent an apartment, stay with friends, or camp out in an RV – while we complete the entire whole-house remodel at once.

Either way, there is inconvenience involved, but we work with our clients to minimize the invasiveness while still accomplishing all of their remodeling goals. What’s most important to us is to listen to your needs and focus on your happiness. There can be something magical about leaving your home during the project and coming back to what basically seems like a new home, but if leaving isn’t an option, we will make it as painless as possible.

laundry room remodel

The Key to Survival

Whether you move out or stay put while your home is being remodeled, the key to success happens before we ever pick up a hammer: It’s all in the planning. Not only will we work with you to achieve your dreams in terms of design, but we will help plan how to get the work done in a way that doesn’t completely disrupt your life during the process.

We’ll help you think about what to do while we’re remodeling the kitchen and how long it will take. We’ll discuss ways to minimize the inconvenience when you’re short a bathroom, where we’ll store materials as we work, how long it will take to get through each phase of the remodel, and we’ll help you identify any complications you might not have considered, such as the challenge of setting up a temporary kitchen in the garage or how to protect your pets if they are upset by noises or strangers. We can help you prioritize what needs to happen in what order to keep the project as efficient as possible.

powder room remodel

 

family room remodel

whole-house remodel can be the obvious solution for homeowners who love the neighborhoods they’re in and the schools they‘re zoned for, especially in the Seattle market, where even starter homes are going for $750,000-800,000. The key is in the relationship you build with your design-build team and the up-front effort that goes into planning the project so that you can get through it and finally have the house of your dreams. We’re here to help you every step of the way, so dream big!

 

living room remodel

With more people choosing to remain in their existing homes rather than trying to sell them and then buy new homes in the Seattle market, whole-house remodels have become much more common. But just because you choose to stay in your current home doesn’t mean you have to keep the same design, structure, or colors with which the home was built.