Remodeling your home represents a big change in your life. It’s bound to take some time and energy to plan it out. Even before the actual construction phase begins, you have a lot to think about. The good news is that you have the experts at Matthews Construction and Design to help you. Here are some suggestions for how to plan your home remodeling project.
First Things First
You’ve probably daydreamed of this moment for months or even years. Hours of research, either online or through magazines and TV shows have filled you up with inspiration and anticipation. But before you can do anything else, you need to have a plan in place. What do you absolutely have to have, and what can you compromise on? Ask yourself those questions as you proceed. Spend time reading up on local zoning laws and regulations. Speak to your neighbors and get the HOA involved. However, you don’t need to get any permits just yet.
Pick a Contractor
Once that’s taken care of, the next step is to pick a contractor partner. We recommend getting quotes and estimates. Price shouldn’t be the only factor you consider – other considerations should include experience, good reviews, certifications, licenses, bonds, and insurance policies.
Outline Your Schedule
The next step is to define a timeline. Outlining your schedule in advance gives you a reasonable idea of what the turnaround time will be like based on the feedback you get from your contractor partner. Be sure to include prepwork and cleanup in your schedule, as well as delays and delivery problems that are most likely going to be out of your control.
Begin the Rearranging Process
This last step is where the fun really begins. You will more than likely have to leave a room alone during the remodeling phase, unless it is extensive enough that you will need to go stay with relatives. It depends on whether you are remodeling your kitchen, renovating your bathroom, or redoing some other part of your home.
Call Matthews Construction and Design
Are you ready to improve your Maryland landscape? The professionals at Matthews Construction and Design can help. For over four decades, Matthews Construction and Design has been transforming landscapes through stonework, concrete work, and other hardscape installations.
Whether you are ready to dive headfirst into your kitchen remodel or you still have a million questions, Matthews Construction and Design is here to help you. We can service all your remodeling needs. If you want to learn more, feel free to give us a call at 202-702-3553 or you can visit us online. For more tips, tricks, and to see what we have been working on, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Houzz.