Elements for a Successful Remodeling Project

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Looking to have your old home remodeled? Remodeling is a massive project that most people don’t want to take on themselves. It’s easy to ruin a structure if you don’t know what you’re doing. An older home can have significant value; preserving that value requires planning, expertise, and funding. Here’s what you need to look for before hiring anyone for your project.

Planning ahead

Before you hire anyone, it’s important to decide how you want the home to look. Some people might want to change certain aspects of the old house while keeping other aspects of it. Others might want to change the entire home completely. Each person will have their preference, but you need to make up your mind about how you want the house to look in the end after the old home restoration is complete. 

Take these things into consideration:

  • Does it need a new roof?

The roof is essential to preserve the structure once remodeling is complete, so remodeling under an old roof is asking for trouble.

  • Do you plan to change the paint?

You’d be surprised the number of people who don’t consider paint color. If your home has been Navajo White for the last fifty years, you can change it. Really.

  • Are any rooms going to be changed or stay the same?

Structural changes are of a different caliber than other remodeling changes. Bearing walls need to remain in place.

  • Does it need modern appliances and electrical work?

Sometimes a homeowner will have the electrical work done, then add appliances down the road as more funding becomes available. 

  • Will things need to be changed to comply with current codes and regulations?

Remodeling is a fantastic time to bring your home up to code. Homeowners are often thrilled when they discover what bringing their house up to code means to their ease of living.

What is the budget going to be?

Hiring Experts

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Once you have a basic plan drawn out of how you want the home to look, then you can start to look for experts for this type of long project. You may decide to restore parts of the house at one time, or you might be doing the entire thing all at once. Most people will probably restore a home a room at a time, especially if they are still living in the structure.

Clear communication

Make sure the contractor understands the needs you have when it comes to the old home restoration. If you don’t explain yourself, then the home isn’t going to look the way you want. The contractor will need to know all the details before they begin. You might pick out paint, flooring, and other things before they work or you can have them do it for you.

Costs

To find experts for a home remodeling you can begin your search online. Look for companies that have been in business for a long time, are certified and licensed, and arе in your local area.  Once you find a couple that you like, then you can call them and set up appointments for them to view the home and give you some ideas on cost. Let them know your budget so they can estimate if that will be enough to cover the costs of doing the old home restoration. It’s always best to have some funds in reserve as a project of this size is probably going to require some flexibility.

Remodeling in the Phoenix area? Call us at Arizona Certified Remodeling 602-478-9492.
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