We use our blog to frequently share tips with our readers for how to make the custom home building and remodeling experience go smoothly.
Sure, you've probably heard a nightmare remodeling story or two that could give you cold feet about going through the experience yourself.
1. Don't put off decisions.
When remodeling your home, the worst thing you can do is to be indecisive until after the work starts.
Yes, a good building contractor should talk you through a lengthy list of situations that may come up during the project so that you are best prepared for these decisions.
However, what homeowners seem to frequently put off are the seemingly smaller decisions, like paint color and faucet selection, for example. By waiting too long to order the perfect faucet for your bathroom, plumbers may need to be rescheduled, and other areas of the design may be impacted as well. It's like a domino effect.
2. Don't take shortcuts to save money.
You've probably have heard the "pig with lipstick" expression. Sometimes homeowners want to sink money into a home that is probably better off being torn down than fixed up. Choosing the right building contractor can help point you in the right direction about investments that will be worthwhile to your home.
3. Don't forget to have a contingency fund in place.
While your building contractor will work closely with you to help keep the project on budget, there often are some unexpected costs that occur with home remodeling. If you've chosen a good builder, you can probably get away with reserving a 5 percent contingency fund.
4. Don't try to live in the home during a remodel.
Yes, staying in your home during the renovation process can save you some money; however, it can also drastically increase your stress level during the project. Look for an affordable place to retreat to during the home remodeling process as living at a construction site is far from desirable.
5. Don't become a distraction.
The great thing about working with a custom home builder is that you can turn your dreams into a reality and watch the entire process unfold before your very eyes. While it can be hard to stay away during the remodeling process, you can actually become a distraction if you're trying to have too many on-site conversations with your trade and building contractors.
It's completely normal to have some anxiety when thinking about taking on a renovation project at your home. Allow our team at Empire Custom Builders to put your mind at ease with ideas, tips, advice, and more about how to make the home remodeling process go as smoothly as possible.
Please contact us to learn more about why we are a preferred custom building contractor for Central Florida homeowners.