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From Idea to Breaking Ground – Steps to Remodeling Your Home

Remodeling is a great way to invest in your home. Remodeling projects not only add property value, they can help you find greater enjoyment and better use of your space. The popularity of home improvement programming shows that many people daydream about how they’d upgrade their houses, and the renovation and remodeling industry continues to grow. When homeowners get inspired to change things up in their home, they can quickly become overwhelmed by the logistics of the project. With the right planning, pacing and professional support, remodeling can be much easier to navigate than one would expect.

House Lift has provided remodeling and renovation services for more than 30 years. Keep reading to learn about the steps you can take for a smooth remodeling project, from idea to breaking ground. 

1. Organize Your Inspiration

Before you start sizing up your space, vetting contractors or pricing materials, it’s important to know what you want. Assess which rooms and areas of your home you’re interested in remodeling. Start by listing what you love about each existing space and what you’d like to change. This will help you prioritize your goals for your home renovation. Next, find style inspiration to inform your remodeling project. Using a platform like Pinterest will help you find and pin designs, structural elements, color schemes and more to inform your project. Don’t concern yourself with what’s possible at this stage. This first step is about organizing your priorities and tastes.  

2. Find the Right Contractor 

There are a number of benefits to working with a contractor for your home remodeling project. Hiring professionals will provide safety nets that don’t exist when tackling home renovations yourself, like providing a warranty for quality of workmanship, knowledge about legal requirements and connections with skilled trades people to provide safe electrical and plumbing services. A contractor can also help you secure the proper licenses and permits which are necessary before you can break ground on your project. Having a professional manage your project frees up your time so that you can focus on family, work and other life responsibilities. Find a contractor that offers a consultative approach to both the design and construction of your remodeling project. 

3. Plan Your Project

When you’ve found your contractor, let them know which spaces you want to remodel and share your vision board, list of wants and needs and the ideal outcome for your project. They will help you organize your project and build a timeline for completion. They will work with you to narrow down materials and fixtures that fit your aesthetic vision and practical needs. At this time you’ll need to secure any necessary permits and licenses which will impact when your project can begin. Knowing this going into your remodeling project will help you manage expectations and plan any holidays, parties or vacations you’re looking to take. While waiting for your project to break down, set up a keypad entry or lockbox so that your contractor can access your home while you’re away or at work. Before your project begins, do a deep clean of the space, store any furniture and objects you keep in the room and set up a plan for managing dust produced by the work. You’re ready to begin the work to transform your house into your dream home. 

Remodel Your Home with House Lift

House Lift has completed more than 1,500 home renovation, remodeling and addition projects over the last 30 years. We work closely with our clients to discover their goals, needs and wants for each space and take a consultative approach to design, sourcing materials and setting up the timeline for completion. House Lift’s team will help you nail down the permits and licenses you need to break ground, and work with you every step of the way to ensure your satisfaction. When you’re finishing your basement, remodeling your bathroom or creating the kitchen of your dreams, House Lift applies our expertise, connections and customer service to provide the high-quality work your home deserves. Contact us today, and let us know how we can help your remodeling dreams come true. 

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