Remodeling your home can make your home feel like new and adjust its function to the changes in your family needs
Think of all of the high impact changes you can make when remodeling. Just consider the impact of the few remodel projects listed below.
- Bathroom renovation
- Kitchen renovation
- Basement remodeling
- Additions – including sunrooms
- Adding skylights or sun tunnels
- Adding a deck
- Master Bedroom additions or expansion
- Removing old tub and adding a step in tub or a walk in shower
Remodeling means you may be living in your dream home right now, but it is not in its final form. And, that may be great news for many people, considering factors like great neighbors, good location or already liking one’s home but just wanting a few refinements. Including additions as part of your remodel can create and entirely different floor plan and traffic flow.
Remodeling Your Home To Keep Up With Your Family
As time passes families grow in size in Madison Wisconsin and everywhere else. With the passage of more time, families grow older and the needs of a family changes. Young families with toddlers have different needs than those with grade school aged children. It could be a smaller bathroom remodel or a more expansive kitchen renovation.
The way middle school age children or high school students use a home changes almost year by year. For empty nesters changing rooms and additions are often in the cards.
Remodeling projects can impact every stage of a families’ growth. The great thing with good updates and additions is they add value to your home. Remodeling and renovating kitchens, bathrooms, basements, decks, or garages shape and even transform your home. If or when you do sell your home, you will recover a good share of your investment the sale price of your home. It’s just as if you are living in a piggy bank.
Getting the Most From A Remodeling Change
Remodeling can be a challenging process. To help create a clear plan of what you want to accomplish, it’s important to define your vision. Benefits of a clear plan will save you money on your remodeling project and deliver a more satisfying finished project.
Consider The Remodeling Ideas –
Remodel Plan Development
Once a professional remodeling contractor begins working with you, the meter is running. False starts cost money and frustrate the remodeling experts you choose.
Demolition and Building
After the demolition step – any deviation from your original plan can be very expensive. Without a clear vision and plan, you can end up paying for twice for your renovation.
Without clarity in the beginning, you can easily fall into the trap of thinking “what if”. That is usually a bad practice because if you start adjusting in mid project, the change orders and the cost associated with them can overtake your budget – quickly.
3 Simple Remodeling Steps In making Your Plan Effective
The first step in home renovations is clearly understanding what your goal is. Ask yourself basic questions to provide the context for decision making at each stage of your project.
- Question 1 – What are your NEEDS? List the issues driving remodeling project. Translate that into what has to be part of the final product.
- Question 2 – What are your WANTS? What items in the project are strongly desired – but if there are budget or logistics problems, can be ruled out?
- Question 3 – What are your WISHES: Which ideas have you fantasized about, would like to include, but are not imperative to the project goal?
All of these ideas should be reviewed in detail before calling in remodeling contractors. These questions are even more important with more complex projects. Walls, mechanical systems, wiring, and basic structural considerations are expensive things to deal with and have to be paid for. Ther are no mulligans.
Be sure to answer these questions by yourself and make resulting remodel lists as extensive and detailed as possible. Review the lists with the remodeling contractor for added perspective. You will be happy you did.
Sims Exteriors & Remodeling has a remodeling planning guide and remodeling contractor selection guide available to help you move forward confidently in your remodeling project.
We provide Remodeling services to Madison WI, Cottage Grove, Sun Prairie, Deforest, Waunakee, Middleton, Verona, Fitchburg, McFarland, Stoughton and all other communities in south central Wisconsin.
Please call us a 608-825-4500 or email us and our professional team will help you define your home additions, remodeling or renovations needs.