Beauty, personality and functionality are ideally just some of the reasons to purchase a luxury home. So when it comes to enhancing those characteristics, a remodel becomes an exciting endeavor to upgrade your living space, whether it’s adding a new room, renovating a bathroom, revamping a kitchen or a full reinvention of the entire house.
A remodel can be a complex process, however. Here’s a step-by-step on everything you need to know about luxury home remodeling, from start to finish.
Crucial to the success of any home remodeling project (especially a luxury home remodel), you need a blueprint of which direction to go in. Start by outlining your goals and objectives for the project. Do you want to create more living space? Upgrade your appliances? Modernize your home’s design? Add a new wing, or reinvent existing rooms into something else?
Once you’ve defined your goals, determine the scope of the project and the projected timeline. Keep in mind that a proper renovation will need to include materials, labor and permits (particularly if it involves expanding past your property line). You’ll need to work closely with a contractor to ensure all your goals are feasibly met.
Selecting a Contractor
Look for an insured and licensed contractor with extensive experience in luxury home remodeling. Check references and read reviews to ensure the contractor has a solid reputation for quality work and customer satisfaction.
When selecting the right contractor, don’t overlook considering their communication style and overall ability to work collaboratively with you to achieve your vision for the remodel. Ask to see their portfolio and examples of previous luxury home remodels they’ve completed.
Making Design Decisions
The design phase of your luxury home remodel is an exciting and creative process. It’s where the prep and planning work start to truly take effect. You have a trusted contractor, but consider hiring an interior designer or architect to help you make design decisions and create a cohesive vision for the remodel. They’ll be able to bring their joint perspectives to the table, but if you’re in need of inspiration, look in home/design magazines, websites and social media (i.e. Pinterest, Instagram or your platform of choice).
When making important design decisions, keep in mind the functionality of each decision, such as the placement of appliances and the flow of traffic in each room. The goal of renovation is to improve, or better still, remove any impediments or original design flaws, not create new ones. Your designer or architect can help you make these decisions while also ensuring that the overall style of your home is cohesive and visually appealing.
For a luxury home remodel, you really do get what you pay for. Selecting high-quality materials is essential — keep an eye out for surfaces that are durable and aesthetically pleasing, such as hardwood flooring, granite countertops and custom cabinetry. Consider the overall style of your home and choose materials that complement that style.
Work closely with your contractor to identify materials that meet your design goals and will last for years to come.
Managing the Remodel
Managing a luxury home remodel can be a complex process. Work closely with your contractor to ensure that the project is progressing according to schedule and that any issues are addressed promptly. Be prepared to make adjustments as necessary and to be flexible in your timeline. (For instance, coordinating where you and your family will stay while the house is under renovation.)
Regularly communicate with your contractor to ensure that you are both on the same page throughout the remodeling process. Consider setting up regular check-ins to review progress and discuss any concerns.
Finalizing the Remodel
The day has finally come and the remodel is complete, uncovering a new, undiscovered character to your home. Now it’s time to review. Take the time to carefully inspect the work and ensure that it meets your expectations. Make note of any issues or concerns, and address them with your contractor.
Afterwards, follow up again with your contractor to establish a warranty or guarantee on the work completed. This can give you peace of mind knowing that any issues that arise after the remodel is complete will be addressed promptly.
Give Your House a Luxury Lift
While luxury home remodeling is often associated with high-end finishes and decorative elements, it’s important to ensure that your home is functional and practical for your daily needs. Don’t be afraid to seek help from professionals like interior designers, architects, and experienced contractors to help you navigate the process and make informed decisions. With their expertise, you can achieve your vision for your luxury home remodel while avoiding any common pitfalls.
From the initial planning, through creation and design, to the successful completion of your remodeling project or home addition, House Lift has the extensive experience and expertise to make your dream home a reality.
Get in touch today to get started on your luxury home remodeling project.