Starting a remodeling process can be an exciting time for a homeowner. From the planning and visioning process to the demolition and rebuilding, seeing your ideas take shape into new areas for your home is breathtaking. But, even with all of the excitement, there are things that you need to remember when remodeling as each day is not always an easy day. Here are the top five things that we advise our clients:

  • Dust is part of the process.  If you are fastidious about your home, then the dust generated by team members, demolition, drywall and carpentry may frustrate you at times. Remember that the situation is just temporary and think of how happy you’ll be when the project is completed!
  • Allow flexibility in the budget.  Making sure that you allow for an additional five to ten percent overage in your budget can save you headaches in the long run. That will give you the option to add a needed item during the remodeling process without creating stress.
  • Remember landscaping.  There may be yard damage to repair if you are putting on an addition. Don’t forget to add that to the budget and call a qualified landscape designer to assist you with new planting beds, relocating sprinkler systems or moving trees or perennials.
  • Have a flexible attitude on materials. If you have selected materials carefully for your project, then you want those items to be in your home. Unfortunately, there are times when those items are no longer available and you may have to re-select.
  • Delays are possible.  While it would be nice to always have a team if professionals working on your project, there are times when there are delays due to the need for inspections or materials.

Remodeling can be an exciting time, especially if you keep your expectations in line with the normal process of the project. Being prepared for dust, delays and changes in the budget will help you to enjoy the new kitchen, bath or addition from the moment we start until the moment we complete it. Call us today at 440.729.7270 for ideas that will help you enjoy your home to the fullest!