As we mentioned in our last blog post, the perfect time to plan for a home remodel is before you’ve decided to do anything at all. As designers, we know a thing or two about how to prepare for a remodel, and planning is a huge part of the job! Here are some ways to plan that will make your entire project easier.
Hire an Interior Designer
Hiring an interior designer early on for your home remodeling project will help you save both time and money. In the very early stages of planning, we can go over how to set a reasonable budget, plan out your design, and price everything out so that you stay within your budget. Even if you are looking to DIY your project, it’s recommended to hire a designer to help you go over your design elements in the planning stages. Then, you can execute your plans on your own and be confident that your design is both beautiful and functional.
If you’re not quite the DIY type, your interior designer will oversee your project from planning stages to execution. We will make sure everything is done the way you want it, as well as the right way. In addition to advising on style and decor, we will also let you know if you need to get an architect or engineer involved, depending on what you are remodeling. We also have connections to reputable contractors and other vendors so you can feel assured you’re receiving better prices and quality craftsmanship throughout your whole project.
A very simple way for anyone to prepare for a home remodel is by finding inspiration. Many of our clients will start a Pinterest board or pull photos from Houzz and other interior design publications. Maybe you’ve taken photographs of spaces you loved on your travels, too, or see something in our portfolio that catches your eye. When looking for inspiration, you’re not necessarily looking to make decisions on all the remodeling details. The goal is to get a better idea of what direction you want to go in. Don’t be afraid to have many photos of what you are looking for; the more inspiration you have, the better your designer can understand your style and help you narrow down the scope of your project.
It’s crucial to have realistic expectations of your budget when it comes to remodeling your home. Considering how much you are willing to spend on your home remodel by room. Additionally, don’t forget to account for how much things actually cost like materials and labor.
Your mood board will be a great starting point for shaping your budget. Next, you will also want to create a list of priorities. What rooms are you looking to remodel, and which rooms are the most important to get done right away? What materials are you willing to pay the most for? For example, maybe you want a bathroom tile that is beautiful and durable, but it’s on the more expensive side. That might mean you spend a little bit less on your other bathroom fixtures. You can still create a very stunning room by pairing more expensive choices with less expensive ones; knowing your priorities will ensure that you stay within your budget!
Remember, we are just talking about the planning stages to your home remodeling. Planning well is one of the biggest steps on how to prepare for a remodel. Our designers at WPL Interior Design are ready to work with you to ensure your renovation project reflects your taste and style down to the very last detail. Get started today by filling out our online design form or by calling us at 215-592-9570.