Home Remodeling

What You Should Know Before Starting a Home Project

Starting a home project is not only a big investment, but it is also a big commitment. While many may think that simply diving in and winging their project is do-able, it is best to be fully and completely prepared before even the first nail is struck.

Before you start slinging sledgehammers and comparing paint colors, there is a list of practical elements you should know about your home project, some of which include:

From the very start of project planning, make sure you outline and stick to a clear budget. Home projects are an investment in your property’s value and your quality of life, but going over budget can be detrimental to your end result. Form a plan with your spouse prior to starting your remodel, and make sure no deviations are made unless absolutely necessary.

Remodeler Reputation
When selecting your remodeler, be sure to do your research. Ask to see past projects they have completed to make sure they match your style, and always check to ensure they are trusted and reputable within the remodeling industry. A good way to know that your remodeler is a great one is if they are a member of Kansas City’s chapter of NARI.

Defined Details
From trim style to carpet swatches to tile pattern and everything in between, be sure to finalize the details of your project as soon as possible and communicate them with your remodeling contractor so everyone can be on the same page from the start.

One of the most important elements of your remodel is its schedule. Sure, schedules are notorious for being broken, but the secret to a truly successful project is one that remains on time. Set a schedule with your team before your project begins, and make sure everyone understands that it needs to be met.

Home projects are an exciting endeavor, but are made even better when you are prepared for them. Stop just dreaming about your project, and instead get started by forming a clear cohesive plan, budget, and schedule today.

To learn more about home remodeling projects, visit McCray Lumber and Millwork.