COVID-19 has impacted all of our lives. That doesn’t mean that your home remodels will be put on hold forever! This spring take the time to plan your upcoming home remodeling projects so you’ll be ready to remodel when summer arrives. Proper planning is an important part of every home improvement project. The more you plan for your home remodel now, the more comfortable you’ll feel once construction starts.
Planning Your Summer Remodel This Spring
Home remodel planning happens in stages which is why you’ll want to start this spring to be ready to remodel by summer. Here are some of the steps you’ll want to take to plan your project:
List Your Remodeling Goals
Why are you remodeling? What are your goals? Listing your remodeling goals can help you stay focused as you choose which parts of your home to remodel and which materials to use. Since you’re already at home with your family, now is the perfect time to get together with your family to create a list of your remodeling goals. Ask questions like:
- Why do we need to remodel?
- What are we hoping to improve?
- What problems do we want to go away?
- How will we use the new space?
- Are there any special features that we’d like to have?
Knowing the answers to these questions can help as you move forward with your upcoming remodel.
Make a Remodeling Scrap Book
Look at remodeling and home decor websites, and save pictures of home decor and home improvements that would help you achieve your goals. These pictures will become useful as you describe to your contractor the look and feel you’re trying to achieve with your home improvement. The more examples you can show to your contractor, the more likely it is that your home improvement will satisfy your wants and needs. Scrapbooks can be made online through websites like Pinterest. You can also collect pictures from magazines and other sources to share with your contractor.
Create a Budget
Next, you’ll want to create a budget for your home remodeling project. You’ll want to think about how much your new space will cost and how much you can afford to spend.
If you’re not sure how much your project will cost, you can get an idea from some of our blogs here:
- How Much Will It Cost to Remodel Your Hudson Valley Kitchen?
- How Much Does a Bathroom Remodel Cost in Orange County, NY?
- How Much Will It Cost to Remodel My Basement?
If you haven’t had time to save up for your project, that’s okay! There are several financing options available that will allow you to start your project now and pay it off over time. Most of the applications for these loans and other financing options can be completed online, so you don’t have to worry about being out and about. You can learn more about some of these options in our blog here.
Schedule a Home Remodeling Consultation
The final step of planning your project this spring is scheduling your home remodeling consultation. During your consultation, we will walk you through our process, provide you with an estimate for your project, and answer any questions that you may have. We can also take you through a timeline for your project and help you reserve your spot on our schedule. Even if you prefer to have the work completed in summer, reserve your spot ahead of time before it fills up for the season.