5 Tools you Must Have to Help You Organize Before your Remodel
When you are planning for and remodeling your home, the process can be filled with so many ideas and decisions to make. With all the excitement and stress, it can become easy to lose track of the details. Consider using these helpful tools that will keep you organized during your remodel.
1. The Traditional – Pen and Paper
The tried and true method for organization is pen and paper. However, this technique could become a bit risky if you easily lose track of those pieces of paper. Keep track of your remodeling details in a dedicated notebook or folder, so your notes stay organized and you can quickly go to these notes as a reference. Add to your organizational power by categorizing notes in subfolders or by colored tabs, to make those details easier to track.
2. The Practical – Calendar and Chart
Many people are visual planners. If you find it most helpful to put your ideas and details out in front of you, consider using a calendar and/or charts to organize your remodel. The calendar, of course, can help you keep track of timelines and the important deadlines in your remodel. Charts and vision boards can also help you to lay out your ideas, allowing you to see how things are fitting together, and keep track of the important details you need to decide or follow-up on.
3. The Popular – Pinterest
Many people are using Pinterest to brainstorm ideas and organize all areas of their lives. On Pinterest you can easily search for all types of home-related topics and see what others have done in their own remodels. You can get ideas for different rooms, color schemes, decorative themes and more. You can put your ideas into various folders and easily let others, such as your family members, see those ideas so you can get their input too. Once you’ve collected your ideas, you can also share your finished product to inspire others.
4. The Modern – Houzz
One of the newest tools for brainstorming home remodeling and decoration ideas is Houzz. In some ways, it is similar to Pinterest, but it is specially designed for the purpose of brainstorming and planning for homes. Houzz has a feature called ‘ideabook’, in which you can collect images of the ideas you like. This can help you gather and narrow down ideas for layouts, colors, and styles you want in your newly remodeled home. When you are ready, you can collaborate the ideabook to your design-build firm.
5. The Experts – A Great Design Build Firm
When you want to get really organized, call upon the experts to help you. Most people are not going to carry out an entire remodel on their own. It takes professional skills and experience to take an existing home and re-build it into something more beautiful, functional and modern while keeping on schedule and on budget. Design-build firms work with homeowners from the beginning of the process to help design the remodel within your approved investment range and then build the home. By choosing a contractor who specializes in both design and build aspects of the remodel, you can stay more organized and stay within budget as you transition directly from one phase to the next.
Getting organized before your design starts is beneficial, but it can be a challenge when the stress, busyness, and commotion of your remodel begins. Use these 5 tools to help stay organized so you can achieve your ideal remodel result with less stress.