5 Ways to Feel Confident in Your Design Decisions when Remodeling Your Home
Creating a truly unique and personal space by being involved in the designing of your own remodel is a dream for most homeowners. Your remodel allows you to get the exact style and specifications you’ve always wanted for your space. But getting the best design often means going out on a limb and taking risks, and many homeowners fear that this could result in a decision they’ll regret. Here we look at 5 ways you can have confidence in your design as you create your dream space.
1.Research, research, research
You can’t be truly confident in your design until you’ve done your research. It pays to spend the time looking through remodeling ideas in magazines, blogs, Houzz.com, Pinterest, remodeling seminars, home expos and remodel contractor portfolios to be able to clearly define and describe what you really want from your remodel.
2. Take Time to Make Decisions
It’s also good to avoid rushing into decisions if you can. While everyone wants to complete their remodel quickly, taking time to really get your designs right, and check them with a professional, is essential.
3. Have Back Up Plans
Achieving your dream design and remodel can often go off track because you haven’t accounted for all the possible scenarios that might arise during construction. Original plans and designs sometimes have to be changed due to factors that are only revealed during demolishing the existing areas. Working with a design-build team will not only save you time and money but will also be able to anticipate what is required to construct your project in the most efficient way.
4. Get a Visual
Sometimes seeing plans on paper isn’t enough to allow you to establish a true vision of your future home. Choosing a designer or contractor who uses 3D design for remodels can help you get a great visual on your remodel design before construction even starts. Imagine walking in your newly remodeled space before it’s even built!
5. Work with A Design-Build Firm
Working with a design remodel professional is surely the best way to have confidence that your remodel designs will not only be successful, but they will result in the outcome you’ve dreamed of. When you work with a design-build firm, an experienced designer will visit your existing space and not only go through your design ideas but more importantly ask key questions to understand the reasons behind the need for your remodel. This allows the designer to go through your design choices and show you how they will or won’t work, while also providing ideas about other options that might be even better. Working with a designer through the entire process allows you to make educated and informed decisions about your design. A professional designer can also use tools like Houzz.com to create an “idea book” so you can get more ideas and visuals on what you want for your space. A design-build firm has the knowledge and experience to consider your budget or investment range and carefully plan and engineer your design choices around what you want to invest.
Your remodel is a significant and important investment, and you want to have nothing but the greatest confidence in your design. Set your remodel up for success by going through these steps and consulting with an experienced design firm like Gordon Reese Design Build before you start.