Remodel with purpose or a change in your life. Do you need to make room for a new member of the family, a baby or an older parent or get the house ready to put it on the market? Or your house is just too small and you want a recreation room or extra bedrooms?
Before spending a great deal on cosmetic changes to keep up with design trends, direct your investment toward necessary upgrades and repairs to the roof, appliances or safety features that will make your home more comfortable and help you avoid emergency spending, which can be more expensive than a well-planned renovation.
5. Set the budget – figure out what will work for you for the long-term. Work out a clear budget, and let your design contractor know what it is. Without that information, a general contractor, architect or interior designer won’t know which kinds of materials to include in your estimate. Later, you could be disappointed to learn that you can’t afford the granite countertops or stainless-steel appliances your designer chose for you. With a budget up front, the pros can help you find equally impressive items that you can comfortably pay for.
Estimate how long you plan to live in your home. If you’re ready to sell, hold off on replacing your windows or wallpapering the kids’ room. Instead, update and upgrade the kitchen, which is a room most buyers are willing to pay extra for.
The best way to get this all in order would be to contact USI DesignOver for the first step, which is the consultation.