The decision to remodel your home is a big one. It involves a significant amount of money, time and energy, but it’s one that pays off in the end. Once the remodel is finished, you’ll be able to enjoy something you’ve always dreamed of – assuming it all goes according to plan.
Because, in the same way that building a home has more steps than you can possibly imagine, a remodel is similarly full of lots of choices and steps. And when you’re knee-deep into the actual process – when there are stray wood panels and handfuls of power tools scattered across the floor – one wrong decision can bring the whole thing to a screeching halt.
That’s why it’s good to have a firm grasp of what you want out of your remodel ahead of time. There are plenty of things to keep in mind, but Roman Electric has four specific tips that will help you out when the time comes to get the remodel underway.
1. Keep the Big Picture in Mind
While it’s easy to get excited and starry-eyed when thinking about all the possibilities your new remodel could bring, don’t let that get in the way of practicality.
As you begin to draw up the plans, be sure to stay extremely aware of how it will affect you and your family down the road. Keep in mind how your AC usage will change, how your electricity consumption may increase, and whether your home will be equipped to handle these types of reconfigurations.
Make sure your contractor explains how your costs will be affected. You’d hate to have a gorgeous new remodel finish, only to be stuck with permanently higher bills!
2. Plan for Emergencies!
Just like with any other well-thought-out plan, a remodel will almost certainly hit a snag somewhere. To prepare for that, add in a small cushion to your budget just in case. Should your remodel go off without a hitch, then you’ll be okay anyway – but if that emergency does happen, you’ll be ready for it!
3. Tune Up the Furnace
This one doesn’t fall under the typical umbrella of “remodeling tips,” but it’s still one that you’d be smart to take advantage of anyway. When your home is undergoing changes, it’s likely going to affect how the air circulates.
By having your furnace tuned up during the remodel, you’ll ensure that you and your family won’t experience any airflow-related problems after it’s done. And since an annual furnace tune-up is recommended anyway, you’ll knock out two birds with one stone.
4. Communication Is Key!
One of the biggest things we stress to people investing in home remodels is to constantly communicate with the contractors performing the job. After all, this is your home, so it only make sense to voice concerns or opinions whenever you feel the need to.
Your remodel is just that – yours. The contractor is there to create a space to your liking, so any time you feel like something is off or isn’t being done the way you like, make sure you let them know!
A remodel is exciting. It can add a jolt of excitement to a place you’ve lived in for a while, and a well-done remodel can turn a boring space into something totally new and amazing. Whatever stage you’re at – whether you’re just considering a remodel or are in the final stages of selecting someone to perform it – don’t look any further than Roman Electric!
We’ve got the tools and expertise to work with you to create a dream home, and we’ll make sure you’re happy every step of the way! Give us a call at 414-369-3798 for more information!