We’ve talked so much about “finding your why” in the journey to a breath-taking home remodel. The steps you take before seeking a design team or contractor are crucial and understanding why you are remodeling guides the entire process.  Hiring the right remodeling team can help guide you if you don’t know your “why.” There’s a reason we lay out how to find your why, step by step, because it’s a process that shouldn’t be neglected.

Lack of planning breeds disappointment.

Why should you know why you want to remodel? While it’s possible that you simply have extra time and money and feel like a change, there is normally more to it than that. It could be the last dinner party you hosted with your outdated kitchen just tipped the scales for you. It could be that you’ve always wanted to remodel and finally have the equity to make it possible. To love the results of your remodel, you should have some clarity about why you want it done so that you can envision what it will accomplish. The impetus could be a broken sink, aging parents, or an emotional pull for a fresh start. Regardless of what your why is, discovering it sets the foundation of your remodeling journey.

Little involvement leads to poor results.

While the design team can guide you, they can’t make the final decisions for you. This isn’t a reality show, and the designer doesn’t have to live there. Installing a winding staircase may make the designer’s ambitions come to life, but if you have bad knees, you’ll never see the second-story of your home.  The final results of your remodel are much more successful if you share information with your design time in the beginning.   Working together early on with your design team guides the designer to gather information about you and your home and in the end, results that meet or even exceeds your expectations with little surprises along the way.

Functionality remains important.

Regardless of the dreams you have for your home, you must be able to recognize that some things aren’t up for compromise. Your home is to be lived in, and why not live in a home you love. Knowing why you want to remodel and what drives the changes you want to make will preserve the home’s functionality while adding the touches you crave to make your house your dream home. Finding your why is a process. The investment you make in discovering your primary desire to remodel will pay off exponentially as you discuss budget, designs, and more.  

Dream big!

We’ve talked so much about “finding your why” in the journey to a breath-taking home remodel. The steps you take before seeking a design team or contractor are crucial and understanding why you are remodeling guides the entire process.