Tips For Successful Home Remodeling

Builders in this year’s Ann Arbor Remodelers Home Tour were asked for their advice and suggestions for how to have successful home remodeling projects. Some builders acknowledged the choice to use an architect that are followed by the use of a builder in comparison to working with a design and build firm, which would be able to handle both options. Although some builders had answers that contradicted each other, many of them made substantial points that can be helpful towards any homeowner who is seeking to have success with their upcoming home remodeling project.

One important tip is that people need to focus more on design. There are a lot of people who want to start building and changing their home immediately, but they don’t want to spend any time working on the design aspect of the remodel. It is much easier for the team to be able to redraw the design and perfect it than it would be to have the remodeling project completely redone; in this regard, spending some extra time on creating the design can be well worth the value.

Before getting involved with a remodeling project, it’s a good idea to go to sites such as Houzz or Pinterest. This allows for you to create boards and folders of your ideas so that you will be able to provide samples to your team. Even though you may not be able to describe something perfectly verbally, you can be certain that they will understand your goals better if they have a visual aid that they can rely on. Those who want to save money on their remodel of their kitchen or bathroom should remember not to move any of the major elements around in the room.

If you’re dealing with a tight space, such as a small bathroom, then you should look to feature more drawers in your design than doors. This will save you a lot of space because the swing of the door won’t be blocking anything. It will also make it easier for you to be able to have access to the back of the cabinet. Another good idea is to install a retractable cord in one of the bathroom drawers so that the hair dryer will always be able to pull out and then put away without having to deal with the cords tangling up.

If you want to ensure that your remodeling project is going to go along fairly reliably, then ensure that you have made all of the decisions and plans before the project begins. One of the most common mistakes that homeowners make is that they try to plan their remodel as the project occurs; this generally results in misunderstandings and improper communication of the goals of the project itself. With the tips and suggestions mentioned here, homeowners should have higher quality results in their upcoming remodel projects.

Amy Wright
Amy Wright is the Lead Editor of Remodeling Central. When she isn't playing with her dogs she is trying to remodel a classic Chicago style brownstone with her husband.