Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Things To Consider When Remodeling

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There are so many reasons you might consider buying a home and moving – location, you’ve outgrown it, or maybe you really dislike your neighbor’s seven cats. Another common reason for moving is personal style – or the lack of it. Is your home just looking tired and shabby? Think about what it could be transformed into with the money you would save by not moving. Maybe a good remodel would be enough to make you fall in love with your home all over again. Here are some ways to make that process easier.

Plan Ahead

Most successful remodeling jobs owe thanks to one major step, and that is planning. You can certainly approach it from the one-thing-at-a-time point of view, but you will have less confusion or uncertainty and more satisfaction by planning each element in advance to ensure a cohesive design. Consider the paint colors – walls, trim and ceiling; drawer pulls, etc., flooring – hardwood, laminate, tile, carpet, vinyl, etc.; doors, windows or closet doors; other surfaces such as backsplashes, sinks and showers; even light fixtures and doorknobs should be chosen to coordinate and complement each other.

Clear Out

Working around furniture and other belongings can make a remodel more difficult, take longer and add to the stress. Even if you have to do it one room at a time, empty the room of its contents. If you need more space you can easily rent one of the mobile storage containers Homestead moving companies offer. They are large enough to hold a couple rooms or more of furniture, and can be kept indefinitely while remodeling is going on. If you are able to move enough belongings out it can make a big difference, as you can then focus on doing one task, such as painting, throughout the whole area instead of in sections.

Easy Does it

Now that you have a plan and have cleared out the home or the area to be remodeled, the real work begins. Plan it out with mini-deadlines - don’t try to bite off more than you can chew at one time. Allot each phase a reasonable amount of time for completion. Don’t try to tackle the flooring and painting at the same time, for instance, as that can create chaos and disorder, and may also cause delays.

As the project progresses, you will see that all of the planning and patient execution of your remodel yields greater success in the end. It’s a win-win for you with a custom finish that will let you enjoy your current residence and neighborhood. (It may no help you with the cats, however.)

17 comments:

  1. Know many who have tried to do too much and ended up taking longer. Clearing out furniture is a good way to go too.

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  2. We're about to do this in the very near future. A couple of pods sure help in cleaning out the house so work is easier.

    Have a fabulous day, my friend. ♥

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  3. I'm going to move to a new home in October, this blog post is so accurate! Thanks a lot for sharing it, I'll take into account

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  4. We’ve done a few minor renovations in our house and I definitely agree that planning helps it go smoothly. And it’s much easier if you can take out furniture. When we bought our house I spent three days in here painting before we moved in so no furniture at all in the way!

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  5. This is good advice. Now if only I could remodel!

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  6. We've done minor remodeling but nothing huge yet!

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  7. Awesome advise! It's so important to plan ahead and to clear out the area that will be remodeled. Great suggestion to rent one of the mobile storage containers Homestead.

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  8. I used to like renovating, but it really sucks a lot out of you. My next house is just going to have to have everything the exact way I like it, or we ain't going.

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  9. If only I could afford to renovate. We did get a new roof, Travis made a new door, we got another door for the back, and we put in a new kitchen floor. There's so many other things I'd like to do.

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  10. yep!!! There is a lot of planning that goes on when you remodel but i love the process, so much fun but can also be hectic.

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  11. Yes! Perfectly timed. We are just about to embark on two major remodeling projects, one inside one outside...

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  12. Ahhh Id love to use these tips when we do get to move to our own place! This bit is particularly helpful to those in the process of remodeling their homes: "Plan it out with mini-deadlines - don’t try to bite off more than you can chew at one time. " It can be an overwhelming process but with mini deadlines in place, it should help the project move smoothly.

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  13. These are all great things to keep in mind!! We need to do some remodeling!

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  14. These are all great things to keep in mind! We need to do some remodeling!!

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  15. Thanks for the great advice. I always dread moving because it is so much work and love finding ways to cut through the chaos.

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  16. I'm not that handy so I hire experts to do the job for me. I must say that I truly admire DIY types.

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  17. I love your post! It has such amazing flow... covers everything one should consider while remodeling.

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