4 Factors to Think About Before Doing a Whole-Home Remodel
By alana Aug 21, 2019
Any home renovation project requires a lot of thought and planning. When you’re ready to start a whole-home remodel project, it can be easy to think about the details and aesthetics—like what the results will look like—but many steps have to happen before that point.
Cost is always an important consideration, as well as how your lifestyle may change during and after the home renovation. If you’re not sure where to begin, we’ve got you covered! Here are four important factors to think about before your remodeling project begins.
1. Who Will You Hire?
You may be willing and able to tackle small home renovation projects on your own, but a whole-home remodel is a different story. Hiring a professional is essential for several reasons. Most companies want to use their contractors to complete certain steps of the project, and it’s in the homeowner’s best interest to allow them to do so.
Hiring a team with experience and a long list of successfully completed projects is vital to selecting the right partner to complete a whole-home remodel. Be sure to interview several companies and contractors to find the one that:
- Puts you at ease and makes you comfortable
- Has expertise in the type of project you’re planning
At Fiderio & Sons, we believe that partnering with a design-build firm is essential for any whole-home remodel or major renovation. Design-build refers to how a remodeling business provides full-project design, execution, and delivery of remodeling services. Working with a design-build firm:
- Promotes communication and streamlines project planning
- Eliminates the need for you to hire and manage several contractors to work on your project independently
A design-build remodeler manages all of this for you and deals with all day-to-day tasks, such as ordering, scheduling, and addressing any unexpected obstacles that may occur along the way. This means everyone will be on the same page throughout the process. And, best of all, you as the homeowner won’t have to be the middleman.
2. The Value of Your Renovations
Value can be defined in different ways. You need to look at the value of your home renovation in terms of how it can:
- Enhance your current and future lifestyle
- Impact your home’s resale value
Even if you’re planning on staying at your newly renovated home for another decade or more, it’s always important to look ahead and consider the added value a whole-home remodel or major renovation could provide.
3. Your Lifestyle During the Remodel
Timing is another important factor with a whole-home remodel. Depending on the type of work being done, your home could be under construction for several weeks or a few months.
So, it’s always smart to think about:
- Project timelines
- The scope of work
- The size of the crew
- Any major life events coming up, like having a new baby
During the remodel, you’ll have to make some lifestyle sacrifices since areas of your home or parts thereof won’t be as accessible. Once everything is complete, however, you’ll be rewarded with the beautiful home you’ve wanted.
4. Your Budget
It’s no secret that a whole-home remodel can be an expensive project. Budgeting is important to do before and during the project. There may be certain little things that come up in the process, so be sure to:
- Communicate clearly and thoroughly with your contractor
- Be prepared for unexpected things to arise
Fiderio & Sons understands all of the challenges homeowners face when doing a whole-home remodel. Our goal is to help you feel comfortable before and during the entire process by:
- Being transparent
- Always keeping the lines of communication open
Don’t just settle for any contractor—whether they are in Connecticut or Westerly, Rhode Island—for your major home renovation project. Not only do we complete whole-home remodels, but we also specialize in enhancing the shoreline experience for beach homes in Westerly and throughout CT.
If you’re considering a home remodeling project of any size, contact us today to see how we can help you build the home of your dreams.