How to Plan for a Major Remodel
Have you been dreaming of a home renovation project? Whether your project is big or small, something you’ve desired for years, or spur of the moment, the results will be much more satisfactory if you take the time to do some planning ahead of time. Here are just a few tips to make your next major remodel more successful.
Anticipate Some Chaos
We’d all love for work to be completed quickly and painlessly between commercials like we see on those popular home improvement shows but unfortunately, that’s not reality. Remodels take time, involve dust, and create some lifestyle disruptions. Understand that this will happen and plan accordingly by working with your contractor on critical scheduling and target dates.
Set a Realistic Budget
Major remodels aren’t cheap, and unforeseen issues sometimes occur. Having a realistic budget for your remodel is crucial, particularly if you don’t know what is going to be uncovered behind old walls or underneath floors. The ultimate goal is to provide you with an upgraded home that meets all of your needs with features that add value to the property.
Use Green Materials
Speaking of adding value, use green materials and systems in your remodel project wherever possible. Many people avoid green renovations because they believe that they are more expensive but this isn’t necessarily the case. In fact, environmentally-friendly roofing is just as affordable and can save on energy bills going forward.
Do Your Homework
A lot of research should precede any major remodel project. Not only should you have a clear understanding of your vision but also the process it will take to you there. A good contractor can help you arrive at this point. When possible, find a local contractor who has been in business in your area for a number of years. Make sure that they are licensed, insured, and offer some sort of satisfaction guarantee for their work. Finally, look for customer reviews and testimonials from prior clients that have had similar work done.
Atlas Home Repair is a local company that has been trusted with major remodel projects in the Las Cruces area for many years. The company is licensed, insured, and a Certified KM Coating Applicator for roofing projects. Fill out our contact form or call us at (575) 522-0697 for a quote today!