With the surplus of home fixing shows on TV these days, almost everyone looks to update or add to their home. When tackling a remodel, it is always important to first sit down and think about what you really need and want with the remodel. Goals must be prioritized in order to focus on the most imperative tasks first. Also, a budget should be set. Don’t expect to get prices that the TV shows are advertising. And finally, always do research on the contractor. A bad contractor can undo all of the hard work you have done beforehand.
- Nearly every interior remodeling project starts with a problem that needs to be solved. There is something about your current house that doesn’t accommodate your situation or adequately suit a particular way you want to use your home.
- Budgeting may not be your favorite activity, but creating a reasonable sense of what you can accomplish and what you’re willing to invest in this project is an important step.
- An idea book will contain pictures of design elements you like. This can be pulled from print magazines such as NARI’s Create or digital platforms such as Pinterest.
“This can mean anything from wanting a bigger kitchen to needing more space for a new family member on the way. Perhaps you like to entertain outdoors but don’t have an adequate outdoor kitchen or living space.”