When most people think about home remodeling, they tend to get worried that it will lead to more and more projects so they decide to just keep their out-dated kitchen as it is. The thought of remodeling your Houston home can be overwhelming. Before you decide to hold-off on that dream bathroom out of fear of the project turning into something bigger, we at Century Construction Services want to introduce a list of things you can do to help make the remodeling process run smoothly and stay on track.
1. Have a Vision
Start pulling together anything and everything you like; from color schemes, layouts, to appliances, everything. Just as many life-coaches advise you to create a vision board for your goals, you should create one for your remodeling goals. Find pictures of things you like, and compile it all together. Having a clear vision of what you want will help you and your contractor stick to the design you want.
2. Measure Everything
Make sure you have a good and accurate idea of the measurements you are working with, from door sizes to wall lengths and window widths. Knowing the scale of the room you have to work with will help you find ideas that are reasonable and feasible. Do not stress too much about this, your contractor will do all the dirty work here, but you don’t want to get your hopes up on a plan that won’t fit in your space.
3. Find a Contractor
You should look around for the right company to handle your remodeling. Do some investigating on your remodeler’s experience, qualifications and reviews. Once you find a company you feel good about working with, interview them! You and your contractor will be working close together during the renovation process, so interview them like you would a potential roommate (because let’s be real, that is basically what they will be). Make sure that your vision is clear, and that their goals align with yours before the process even starts.
4. Expect the Unexpected
Even the most experienced remodeling companies cannot always anticipate what lies behind walls, under ceilings, or beneath floorboards. Sometimes plans will have to change. Challenges will more than likely arise and decisions will have to be made. Work with your contractor to make the best decisions for your budget and your space. Keep in mind that most remodeling projects will end up costing 30% more and take 25% longer than you expected, according to marthstewart.com.
5. Be Patient
Yes, your house will get dusty. Yes, things will be out of order. Yes, it might be inconvenient for a little while. You may have to vacuum multiple times a day, or wipe down surfaces time and time again. Remodeling takes time, and creates quite the mess, so be prepared for that beforehand. You just have to be patient through the process, and trust that your remodeling crew will get the job done as quickly as possible, and leave your space looking better than it ever has. Yes, in the end it will be worth it.
The professionals at Century Construction Services are highly experienced in remodeling services, and are ready to meet all your remodeling needs in Houston and surrounding areas. We work with every one of our clients to provide the exact design and construction that you have envisioned for your home. We guarantee custom remodeling within your budget, project managers who will communicate with you daily, high-quality craftsmanship, and guaranteed on-time completion. Let Century Construction Services give the inside of your home a facelift that you will love.