Are you dragging your feet on your next home renovation project? If you have been through a home remodel before, you probably know what a huge undertaking it is.
While we understand why you might not be excited to live in a construction zone, we encourage you to focus on the fun part of the renovation process: you will be creating a comfortable space for your family and friends to gather to create wonderful memories.
A Home Renovation Checklist for Your Home Remodel
Are you envisioning your updated, energy-efficient home? We would like to help you get started with your project by creating a simple home renovation checklist.
Think about your needs and wants.
Sometimes home renovation projects develop out of necessity. Perhaps you need new windows because your old ones are leaking. Maybe it’s past time for new exterior paint, or your HVAC system is having a hard time keeping up on hot summer days. These “must have” items are the basis for your project and where many homeowners begin.
However, as you go through the demolition work, you may also consider your wants. For example, you might consider replacing the front door of your home if you are painting the exterior. If part of the project involves electrical work you might consider if new outdoor fixtures fit in the budget.
In short, unless you are completing a whole home renovation, decide the most important parts of this particular project and what items you might add if the cost allows.
Determine your budget.
Consider how much money you are willing to spend on home remodeling. It’s worth noting that some remodeling companies offer financing options. You might consider hiring a general contractor that offers this service.
Find and hire a home remodeling company near you.
How do you choose a remodeling contractor? This is probably the most important part of the process. Here are some guidelines for finding contactors for the job:
- Consider the amount of experience the company has with home projects similar to yours
- Look at work samples to see if they are similar to the vision you have for your space
- Read customer reviews and how the company responds to criticism
- Look for accreditations or awards the company has received
Prepare your space.
Once you have hired the company and have gone through the planning process, it’s time to prepare your house and yard for the upheaval that comes with renovating. For example, you might want to pack away fragile family heirlooms and remove items from walls (depending on the type of project that will be completed).
Remember, the contractor may need an area to store materials and all the stuff needed for the project.
Schedule a Visit with Quality First Home Improvement to Begin the Renovation Process!
California and Nevada homeowners! Are you ready to replace your doors and windows on your home? Reach out to the whole house remodeling experts – Quality First Home Improvement.
Quality First Home Improvement uses Provia windows that are expertly constructed by the Amish community. We are also a GAF Master Elite Residential Roofing Contractor, which is important if the scope of your project involves altering the roof line of your home.
Schedule a free quote today by visiting our website or calling 877-559-9863.