Remodeling your home is a big undertaking. Some homeowners underestimate how much work it is going to be, get tired of living in a renovation project and never finish. Others, who want to see the light, call Eakman Construction and we step in to finish the remodel. Homeowners who want to get things done from start to finish without worrying about a thing also call Eakman. We take pride in helping homeowners remodel their homes, but there are always things that homeowners may neglect to think about. Whether you decide to take on your home renovation on your own or you call us, here are five things you might not have thought of about your home remodel project.
Every homeowner wants to start and finish a home remodel as soon as possible. The reality of home remodels is that they can take anywhere from weeks to months. When you envision your newly renovated home, make sure you imagine what it’s like to live in the home during the renovation because it could take longer than you anticipate. Make plans for where you’ll cook, wash dishes, or even sleep if your home remodel involves multiple rooms.
Getting to the Finished Product
It’s important to think about the process of the renovation itself. A lot of homeowners focus on the finished product, but there are a lot of steps between starting and finishing your home remodel. Factor in any special occasions, events, or times when you may be out of town and need to maintain your home remodel schedule. If you are working with a construction company like Eakman Construction in Kirkland, WA, you’ll be able to keep the work going while you are away, but if you are taking on the job yourself, your timeline becomes longer.
You Can Ask for Help
Even if you decide to start your home remodel project on your own, don’t forget you can ask for help. At any point during your renovation project, you can reach out to experts who have been there and done that. Kitchen remodels, outdoor space updates, basement remodels: they can all be made easier when working with a professional. Don’t be afraid to pass the keys to someone else if you find the work isn’t getting done or you realize you might be in over your head.
You Might Change Your Mind
During a remodel, it’s not uncommon for homeowners to change their minds about certain aspects. As the project starts to come together, it’s easy to get distracted and sidetracked on an idea that originally felt right. When working with a professional construction company, it can take a bit of time to rework plans, but it’s not impossible. We can work with you to ensure that you vision comes to life, even if it changes along the way. Keep in mind that any changes you make once the project has started is going to impact your budget. So if you aren’t sure as you begin, make sure you have a contingency fund for the changes you may make.
Buy Your Finishes Afterward
A lot of homeowners want to start buying new furniture and settings for their newly remodeled home, but do so before the space is finished. Because you may change your mind, decide on a different paint color, or even make changes to the layout of your home during the remodel, it’s better to wait until your project is nearly finished or completely finished before investing money in finishes you may also change your mind about. Throw pillows, rugs, glassware, and the like are not going to be needed right away, so save yourself some time and money and wait to buy those things until your remodel is complete.
For more information about how to make the most of your home remodel, contact Eakman Construction at 206.972.2275.