Remodeling and renovating your home can be a stressful process. There are so many decisions to make and things to consider. So we’ve put together the ultimate guide on how to plan a remodel in 5 steps, with expert advice from HGTV’s designers. Follow these steps and you will be well on your way to having a home you’ll love living in all year round.
Set your budget
If you’ve never remodeled a home before, you might not know how much it costs. The budget can be tricky to figure out because there are so many different factors that go into it. But, if you don’t set a realistic budget ahead of time, you’ll most likely overspend and regret the purchase afterwards.
The best way to figure out your budget is by estimating what you can afford each month and then basing your remodel off of that number. You need to find out how much money is coming in and what kind of expenses you have each month. Once you do that, set a limit for the remodel based on those numbers and how long you want to pay for it.
Plan out your project
It’s important to have a plan before you even start to consider your options. Whether you are building or renovating, there are many decisions that need to be made. And that can be overwhelming.
When starting out, make sure you have a good idea of the budget you want to spend. That will narrow down your options if you know what you can afford. If this is a project for your business, check with the owners about what they want to see in the space. You should also talk with them about their timeline and any deadlines they may have. Finally, ask yourself if this will be a one-time remodel or if it should be built for longevity? There are many factors that go into planning but the important thing is that it’s done before anything else!
Hire the right people
The first step to remodeling your home is to hire the right people. It is important that you find a contractor and designer who have experience in your area and who know the latest trends. The two most important criteria when hiring a contractor should be their credentials and reviews. You will want someone with at least 10 years of experience and 500+ reviews.
The finishing touches.
Once you’ve finished the planning process, it’s time for the finishing touches. This part of the project may seem daunting, but there are a few finishing touches that will make your home feel like a warm and inviting place to live.
Color: Paint is a great way to add some color to any room in your home. It’s also an easy way to change the mood of a room from dark and dreary to bright and welcoming.
Lighting: Lighting is an excellent first step when remodeling a home on a budget. The right lighting has the ability to transform a room from drab to fab with just one trip around the house with some new light bulbs or shades.
Furniture: Furniture can be expensive, so it’s best to think about what you want your living space to look like before investing too much money into new pieces. You don’t have to do everything at once – start small and work your way up!