Happy 2018! The new year has arrived, and while some may be making goals about their health or habits, we prefer resolutions of a different sort: remodeling resolutions.
If you’ve been frustrated with your home for years, we want to encourage you to tackle that long-desired update in 2018. Need a little nudge and structure to get the ball rolling? Well, you’ve come to the right place, friends!
Follow along below for our simplified remodeling process. And remember, our friendly, knowledgeable, and brilliant designers are only an email, phone call, or showroom visit away!
Step One: Gather Ideas & Info
You’ve probably already been doing this for years, the first stage of your remodel is gathering your favorite design ideas and project inspirations. Take note of anything you strongly dislike as well; it will help your designer determine your taste. Next, create a basic sketch (don’t fret – no one expects you to be an artist!) of your space and take rough dimensions for your designer to reference.
Pro-Tip: Make use of websites like Houzz and Pinterest if you have no idea what you like. You can also collect magazine clippings, snap photos from home tours or showrooms, or even just jot down a list of materials, colors, trends, and words the describe the mood you’re envisioning.
Step Two: Hello, Designer!
After you’ve spent some time exploring ideas, it’s time to enlist some professional expertise! Walk into our showroom anytime to connect with our designers, or if you prefer more structure, set up an official appointment. We’ll help you determine which member of our team will suit your style. (Meet them all virtually here.) From there, your designer will lead the way, discuss ideas, draft 3D renderings, and estimate your project’s cost.
Pro-Tip: The person managing your project matters. You should feel 100% comfortable with them visiting your home, managing your resources, and giving you advice. Make sure your personalities go together too – remodeling should be fun!
Step Three: Project Management
Once plans, finishes, and costs have been agreed upon, it’s time for you to sit back and watch your choices come to life. Your designer will handle project management, timelines, and communication with you and our long-time, professional installation employees (no vague subcontractors here, we know exactly who’s helping with your home). Assuming they don’t find any significant structural surprises, completion should go according to the plans laid out in your contract.
Pro-Tip: Even the most efficient remodels get tedious. It’s hard to have your home routine disrupted! If possible, create a peaceful project-free area in your home, and schedule a weekend away at cabin or hotel to get a break from the construction zone.