3 Tips to Planning A Home Project

Planning to remodel your existing home and/or build a new custom home project is a very exciting – yet stressful event. Planning out the details is imperative to ensure your project goes as smooth as possible. Determining a budget – drawing up plans – and finding a professional are just a few of the to-do’s needed for your home project. Often times – it can be easy to get lost in the details like paint color – appliances  – and fixtures that you overlook other details that are essential to outcome of your project. Knowing your end goal will help guide you through the planning process. 

 

1. Determining a Budget 

Making a budget and sticking to it is one of the key parts of a project. Deciding if you are going to handle some of the tasks yourself is a good way to cut costs – but making sure you know your skill level before hand is key to ensure your project stays within budget. It is always wise to add in a little extra for unexpected costs as well – as there is more often than not – hidden issues that appear. To help in the budgeting process, make a master checklist of items you need – from administrative tasks like drawings and permits – right down to rollers for the paint.  Once you have established your budget you can move on to the planning stage.

 

2. Developing a Plan

Now that you have a budget in place you can move on to the fun part – creating your design.  Paying close attention to details is key to getting great functionality of your project. Whether you are renovation or building from the ground up – thinking ahead about those little details will ensure you love the end result. Putting outlets in closets and under eaves (for holiday lights) – prewiring speakers indoor and outdoor – including a built-in paper towel holder in the kitchen – adding solar tubes in areas that don’t get natural light – creating a space for a pet kennel – are just a few little details you might want to consider. 

 

3. Hiring A Professional

When considering to DIY or find a professional to help with your project – you should consider your skill level first. If you are a professional contractor than you are golden – but if you have only done a few at-home projects – you should probably consider the value of hiring a contractor and/or construction manager.  Professional contractors and construction managers allow a level of insight and expertise that could be essential to the completion of your project. Taking into consideration the tasks needed to get your project complete – hiring a professional might benefit you financially. 

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When most people hear someone say, “We have integrity,” it comes across like the used car salesman who says, “Trust me.” There’s no plaid jackets or toothy grins here, but don’t take our word for it. Our customers say it better than we could anyway. To us, integrity means that we’re not always perfect, but we’ll always work with you to make things right.

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