Let's face it, after spending a number of years in the same home, there are often components you come to realize are no longer ideal. Perhaps you are tired of staring at that same horrible kitchen layout or maybe your living room no longer accommodates your growing family's needs. Whatever the reasons behind it, you might be thinking about a home remodel.
Before you pick up the phone and contact RHR Builders to help you out, ask yourself these five questions prior to the remodel.
#1: Do you plan to keep the house long term?
The first thing you should ask yourself is what your long-term goals are for the home. Do you plan to keep this home for the foreseeable future? Are you thinking of selling the home soon? The answer to these questions will help determine the best design and material choices for your remodel.
For example, if you plan on spending the rest of your life in the home, you will want to customize the remodel to your specific taste and preferences. Conversely, if you plan to sell the home soon, you will want to invest in a remodel that will appeal to a larger audience.
#2: What are you willing to invest?
Understanding your own budget up front will help you make tough decisions during the remodel. It is important to know exactly how you are willing to invest in your home remodel so you can choose appropriate designs and materials.
Remember, investing in high-quality materials is wise for those who plan on living in their home for many years to come. It is better to work on sections of your home at once if your budget is holding you back, rather than skimping on the materials used.
It is also critical that you work with a home remodeling contractor that will be upfront and honest about their pricing. One of the reasons we charge for our consultations at RHR Builders is because we want to provide accurate estimates. Nothing is worse than thinking you had the budget for the kitchen of your dreams only to find out halfway through the project your budget is out the window.
#3: Do you need help with design?
Not everyone has an eye for design and not every design you imagine is feasible with the space you have. Consulting with a designer will help you understand the reality of your plans. Don't hesitate to reach out for assistance when it comes to designing your remodel. Write down a list of the things that matter most to you and see if they can be implemented into a concrete plan.
#4: Are your plans functional?
During a home remodel, it can be easy to get caught up in the aesthetics of things. It is important that you don't lose sight of the practicality of your design though. Make sure you love the way the remodel looks but also that your home will remain functional for your day-to-day life. For example, while open and airy shelving may look amazing on a magazine cover, will you realistically be able to keep the space clean enough and organized to enjoy that design? Be honest about your lifestyle when you choose to remodel a room.
#5: Do you have a contractor you can trust?
Perhaps one of the most important questions to ask yourself is if you truly trust your contractor. A home remodel can become extremely stressful if you do not have a good relationship with your contractor. By choosing a contractor you can count on and by building a solid relationship with your contractor, a home remodel can actually be a low-stress experience.
If you are thinking of a home remodel in Southlake or the Dallas/Fort Worth area, please contact our team. We will be happy to help you from the initial designs to the final product. Browse our website to learn more about who we are and how we can help make your home remodel a reality.