Nine Considerations to Make Your Home Remodel a Huge Success

Renovation is an exciting adventure and can breathe new life into your home. It can also disrupt the lifestyle of your family for a while, especially if you haven’t planned sufficiently. As you head into your home remodeling project, here are some things to consider and discuss to make life more bearable for everyone and to achieve the best result — a successful remodeled home.

Considerations Prior to Home Remodeling

1. Short- or Long-Term?

How long do you and your family plan to live in your home? Is it the next five years, 10 to 20 years, or a lifetime? Depending on the time frame, you may make space changes to allow for children, aging parents, etc. The length of time may affect your choice of materials that you select.

2. Scope of Project

What is the goal or scope of your home remodeling project? Are you building a media room or renovating a kitchen? Be as specific as possible as to what you are looking for and what you want when you are finished?

3. Contractor or DIY?

It will depend on the type of remodeling you are interested in, whether you can make it a DIY project, or bring in a professional contractor. A contractor can bring experience, knowing how to handle each step, getting permits, fine-tuning, and keeping you on budget, giving you more free time, and getting the work done quicker. If you need to more or remove a load-bearing wall, you’ll definitely need the expertise of a remodeling contractor.

4. Budget

Prior to starting the remodel, talk with a contractor to discuss the scope of work, type of materials, and what the project will cost. Get your budget nailed down, so you have accurate expectations.

5. Selection of Colors and Materials

Work with a professional to select your design, form, function, flow, colors, and materials so that you are extremely happy with the end result.

6. Living on Property or Temporarily Relocating

Depending on the level of renovation, it might be best to relocate during the project, so you are not inconvenienced or in the way. Make the decision about what is best for your family. You could even take a vacation to get away during the brunt of the work.

7.  Interviewing and Selecting the Contractor

Make sure you check these areas out before you hire a contractor:

  • How long have they been in business?
  • Are they licensed, bonded, and insured?
  • Ask to see their contractor’s license.
  • Ask to see their certificate of insurance for general liability and workers’ compensation.
  • Ask for references and call them with questions about the process so you will know what to expect.
  • Check their reviews online to see what other people are saying.
  • Ask for referrals from your neighbors, friends, and family.
  • Check with Better Business Bureau on their rating.
  • See what kind of warranty or guarantee they offer.

8. Contract

After you select a contractor, make sure you get your agreement in a detailed written agreement to contain specific information such as:

  • Payment schedule
  • Timeline of the project
  • Potential penalties for missed milestones
  • Specific details on work, materials, etc.

9. Expectations

It is a good idea to sit down with your family members to discuss what to expect during the process, so everyone knows what will be going on.

Discussing these items will help you be prepared and end up with an amazing space that you and your family will be happy with for years to come.

Contact Georgia Home Remodeling at 678-635-5429 to discuss your home remodeling project.

About Georgia Home Remodeling

Georgia Home Remodeling is a Gwinnett-based remodeling and renovation contractor company that has been serving Metro Atlanta and North Georgia since 1991. Originally created by company founder and president Chris Allen as a small painting company, GHR has since grown into a full-service custom remodeling and home renovation provider.

Georgia Home Remodeling is dedicated to providing great service and quality work at a fair price. From the initial contact until the job’s completion, we will be prompt, courteous and communicative, and will always do exactly what we promise to do at the price we quoted.

We are fully licensed and insured home renovation contractor, and our diverse and experienced crews include carpenters, painters, electricians, plumbers, flooring specialist, and HVAC professionals. Company president Chris Allen, who oversees and manages each GHR job, is also a Certified Graduate Builder, Certified Lead Carpenter and Certified Remodeler.

Contact us via email or call today 678-635-5429 to request a quote and let us help you make your dreams for your home a reality!