Everything You Need To Know Before You Start
Have you ever seen a DIY home remodel online that empowers you to do your own? Taking a renovation into your own hands may seem like a great idea, but is it realistic? It’s a question that we should ask ourselves but we want you to know that if you hire the right professionals to get the job done, it will lend itself to a smoother process and ensure the highest quality outcome. Once you have made the decision to proceed with a remodel or build, contact a designer.
The sooner you hire a designer, the less likely you are to run into costly mistakes.
Designers work on interior spaces daily which is why we are able to see opportunities and possible pitfalls in order to provide you with valuable information to make educated decisions for your final Redux. Decisions made early will have a big impact on the end result.
7 Things you should know before you start your home remodel
1. PLAN AHEAD.
The planning process takes time. You and your designer should evaluate your wants, needs, and design aesthetic to create the perfect plan for the smoothest renovation. We will work on selecting and ordering everything before construction begins so be sure to ask any questions you have. This stage is incredibly important. We want you to love your space!
2. INVEST IN QUALITY LABOR AND MATERIALS.
When you hire an Interior Designer, they bring on their team of trusted professionals that meet the high standards of the designer. You want workmanship to stand the test of time.
3. DISCUSS TIMELINES.
Talk with your design professional or contractor to create a realistic timeline. This will help you gain a better understanding of what will happen and when your spaces will be functional again.
4. HAVE A REALISTIC BUDGET.
Budgets are important and we respect each client’s renovation allowance. Having a genuine understanding of materials and labor costs will help guide you to that number along with talking to a trusted professional for advice.
5. BE FLEXIBLE.
You may have to give and take but your design professional will provide good sound advice. Sometimes you can’t fit in that extra bathroom or walk-in closet but there may be a better solution.
6. PREPARE FOR THE UNEXPECTED.
With any home remodel, delays will happen and surprises can be behind the walls. With so many different products, and people involved, things can and will happen. It’s the nature of the process. Keep things in perspective and know this project will come to an end and peace will be restored.
7. KNOW WHO YOU’RE DOING BUSINESS WITH.
Anyone can call themselves an interior designer. It is important to check and see if they are certified. Explore their website, social platforms, testimonials, and reviews. Will you actually be working with a designer, a junior designer, or an assistant? Ask for references. Once you have chosen a designer, be sure to have a clear letter of agreement made to set expectations for the process.
Above all, remember that you hired a certified, licensed designer. You are paying for their expertise. Listen to sound advice and be open to ideas.
We want to create something special for you.