Your Home Renovation — Where to Begin

If you’re like many homeowners in Connecticut and New York, you may want to renovate your home rather than move. With the tight and competitive real estate market and soaring prices, staying put makes much more sense. But, once you’ve decided to make some much-needed home improvements, your next question will be — Where do I start on a home renovation?

How to Successfully Plan Your House Renovation 

The most important part of renovating your home is meticulous planning. No detail is too small. And equally important is taking a step back and asking yourself these questions:

  • What’s our overall budget? Is it flexible? Knowing how much you can spend and what your absolute maximum budget is vital. Once you know your budget, you can go about getting financing if needed. 
  • Which rooms do we use the most? Plan your budget around the most critical areas in your home. Don’t splurge on upgrading the guest bedroom if you seldom have visitors. Spend according to usage.
  • What issues do those rooms have? Now look at your most important rooms and make a note of the problems. Is the room too dark? Isn’t there enough storage? Is the layout odd? Doing that will help your contractor make suggestions for solutions. 
  • How can we gain more space? If your current home feels cramped or you don’t have the dedicated space you need, there can be solutions besides significant additions. Sometimes it’s removing walls, improving the flow, and adding built-ins. 
  • Where can we increase safety and energy efficiency? Don’t forget the basics you might not see, like upgraded insulation, plumbing, and electrical. These will increase your safety and comfort during any season, especially if you have an older home. 
  • Where do we need more storage space? Having enough storage space can make a big difference. It can turn a cluttered home into an organized one. So don’t forget to consider what you need and plan accordingly. 
How to Renovate a House While Living in it 

Part of the challenge of any home improvement project, especially a whole-house renovation, is living in your home while repairs are happening. One of the best ways to tackle this problem is choosing a renovation contractor that has total control over the job. For example, you want a professional contractor who can work well with others involved, whether it’s the local building department or the interior designer. It’s teamwork that makes the job run smoothly and come in on time. Especially now, with labor and supply shortages, the more control, the better. 

Renovating one room at a time based on your schedule is incredibly important. For example, if you’re going to have a large gathering in a month, plan around that. What about if you work from home? Will you need to relocate your office during that time? The renovation projects aren’t as disruptive to your daily routine when you plan around your everyday needs. 

And for large projects like remodeling the kitchen, consider taking a week off. Go on a trip or stay in a hotel since you won’t be cooking anyway. Consider it an adventure and the perfect time for some rest and relaxation. 

Who to Hire for a Home Renovation? 

Selecting the perfect house renovation contractor is the most critical decision you have to make. Remodeling Consultants customers appreciate that they know what to expect from the very beginning of the project. 

Planning your project starts with a free in-home visit to assess your needs and create initial drawings, you’ll see your vision come to life. Next, you’ll visit the design showroom for more in-depth planning. Once that’s complete, you’ll receive a fixed price which gives you peace of mind that you’ll be in control of your budget. 

The subsequent phases include drawings, permits, and then production begins. And since we use all of our in-house staff for every part of your project, we have even more control. That means your renovation project comes in on time. 

Is Renovating a House Worth it?

Whether your goal is to modernize your home, boost natural light, add more storage space, or turn an unused room into a favorite getaway, a whole house remodeling project is worth it. When you love your neighborhood, know your neighbors, and already have memories in your house, creating an even better future is exciting. So yes, in today’s real estate market, renovating rather than selling is a top choice for many CT and NY homeowners. 

Now is the perfect time to have us renovate your home. Remodeling Consultants have proudly served Westchester County, NY, and along the NY border in CT, including New Canaan, Greenwich, Westport, Wilton, and Stamford for over 55 years. 

Contact us today in Westchester or Fairfield County. You can call our New York office at (914) 381-6900 or our Connecticut office at (203) 321-1250.

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