The new year is just around the corner and everyone is making plans for what they’d like to do in 2020 and beyond. If home renovations are on that to-do list, we want to help you create your new year’s renovation resolution list. Having a plan is just one piece of the puzzle. You also need to consider your budget, and which, if any, contractor you’ll hire to help you bring your vision to life. At Eakman Construction, we work with homeowners in Kirkland, WA to plan for and execute on beautiful home renovation projects all year long. Thinking about a home renovation next year? Here’s how to get ready for a successful reno project.
Think it Through.
Before you do anything else, imagine what your home would look like if it were exactly as you wanted it to be. Even homeowners who move into a brand new home want to change things soon after moving in. That’s because we don’t always know how we want to use the space until we’ve been in a place for a while. So start by thinking about how you would use your home if money were no issue. This will get the creative juices flowing.
Walk Through the House.
Next, take a walk through the house and look at all the areas of your home that need to be fixed or renovated. Updating is not necessary, although it is nice. There may be areas of your home that are in need of repair. This walkthrough helps to balance out what you want to do and what needs to be done. Every home renovation should improve function and form, not just look good.
Make a List.
The third step in making your new year’s renovation resolution list is to write down all of the things you want to do and all of the things you need to do. Starting with the most important projects first, decide on what you can tackle now and what can wait until later in the year.
Price it Out.
Part of your list-making process is going to be figuring out how much all of these wish-list items are going to cost. You may need some professional help to accurately price out aspects of your home renovation project in Kirkland, WA, but you can do a lot of it online or by pursuing the local home repair shop. Price is going to weigh heavily on your decision related to which areas of your home get remodelled and which ones need to wait. This step will help you get clear on your plan.
Call a Contractor.
Once you know what areas of your home you want to tackle first, it’s time to call a respected contractor to bring all your ideas to life. When you call Eakman Construction, we’ll be able to offer further advice on how you can go about saving more money, adding luxurious touches without breaking the bank, and make the most of your home renovation experience. Want to talk about remodeling your home in the new year? Give us a call today. It’ll be here before you know it!