You’ve seen those elegant houses on the HGTV channel. You’ve dreamed about what it would be like to have your own uniquely styled home finally. But you don’t know where to start. Well, this blog post is for you! We will go through the basic steps of starting a whole-home remodel project and provide some helpful tips that will ensure your new space is both functional and beautiful. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get started today on your new dream home!
Get Your Finances in Order
Before starting any project, you need to know how much your budget is. This will help you determine the materials and finishes you can afford for your project. There are multiple ways to calculate this number. You could use a spreadsheet or an Excel or Word document. If you want to stay on top of the numbers, you should create a monthly budget that will allow for any changes in the project.
Start with the Basics
Before starting your whole home remodel, knowing what project type (simple or complex) will work best for your home is essential. For example, if you want to revamp the look and style of your bathroom, then installing new flooring or replacing your sink may be all you need. On the other hand, the timeline would change entirely if you want to gut your bathroom and turn it into a modern-day spa retreat.
Style and Design
Think about what you would like your new space to look like. We recommend looking for inspiration for the space online. Houzz.com or Pinterest are excellent resources for finding interior design ideas. Initial research will give you an idea of colors, textures, and furniture styles. It will not only help you create a visual in your head but will also create a list of design ideas you can share with your design team.
Considerations for Lighting
When choosing lighting fixtures for a whole-home remodel, consider these factors:
- What kind of light does the room need? Task lighting can be bright and focused—perfect for tasks like reading or sewing. General lighting may be softer and more diffuse, making it easier on the eyes.
- Where will your fixtures go? In most cases, you’ll want fixtures properly spaced to insure proper lighting of the areas.. In other cases, you may only need them in certain areas.
- How much do you want to spend? You can find everything from affordable ceiling lights at big box stores to sleek designer options like pendants hanging over your kitchen island or dining table.
These factors will help you find the right fixtures for your whole house remodel!
Considerations for Flooring
If you are starting a remodel project on your home, you need to decide what type of flooring will best suit your needs. There are various types of flooring, but some key considerations may be necessary to you.
For example, if you have pets or children, you might want to consider luxury vinyl flooring that can be easily cleaned and safe. Or, you might consider wood floors that can be sanded and refinished. If your new space needs to be environmentally friendly, bamboo flooring is a great choice. Carpeting is a nice choice for that comfortable space, like bedrooms and closets. If your budget is tight, vinyl or laminate flooring may be the way to go.
We Can Help
Gordon Reese has been creating dream spaces for clients since 1984, and we know the thought of renovating your home can seem daunting. It’s easy to book a call with one of our team members here, or call us at (925) 885-3770. Don’t wait—get started on your new home today!