Are You Ready for Home Remodeling?
If you’re thinking seriously about home remodeling, you’re not alone. Millions of people remodel their homes each year. If you’ve finally had enough of your tiny kitchen with the crazy layout, the outdated bathroom or the dingy basement, it may be time for a home remodel.
Most home remodeling projects increase the value of your home. But the main reason for a remodel is to make your home work better for you and your family.
- Adding more space, or the illusion of space
- Finishing unused space
- Upgrading cabinets, counters, appliances and fixtures
- Creating a floor plan that works for your lifestyle
- Increasing energy efficiency with new windows, doors, insulation, and climate control systems
Where to Start
Check out design magazines, websites and begin to collect pictures of homes or remodeling projects you like. That way you’ll have a clear vision of what you want, and you can relay that vision to your home remodeling contractor.
Think about traffic flow, furniture placement, colors, lighting, flooring and more. How will the space be used? By whom? Figure out what your budget is, and include paying the contractor, new furnishings and any other expense you think you might incur.
Can you do it yourself? Maybe. But consider this statistic from the National Association of Home Builders. More than 30% of all jobs home remodeling contractors perform is to fix a failed DIY project.
If you’re ready to hire a professional, make sure you get at least 3 estimates. Get recommendations from friends. Research the websites of local home remodelers. Read reviews. Ask for references and pictures of previous projects. Make sure your home remodeling contractor is licensed, bonded and insured. Who can you see yourself working with? Start the search process months before you would like the project completed.
If you’re looking for an award-winning home remodeling contractor, you’ve come to the right place. Call ALC Contractors today to start the conversation. We are design/build contractors, so we can create and construct the home remodeling project of your dreams, made especially for you, to your specifications.