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  • Writer's pictureSpencer Keife

How to Prepare for a Home Remodel

When it comes to doing a remodel, you may be asking yourself a bunch of questions such as, “how much is my kitchen remodel going to cost?” or “where do I even begin to start my bathroom remodel?” There’s a hundred questions you can ask yourself when it comes to remodeling and one of the most common ones we get here at Paramount Craftsman Services is “how do I prepare for my remodel?”

Once someone has chosen to pull the trigger and start their remodel adventure, the planning stages can be very overwhelming. Picking out everything you want from the cabinets you want to the appliances that you want can really take a toll when not properly planned. One of the ways we recommend taking some of the stress off your shoulders is to hire an interior designer. An interior designers’ whole job is to take the concept you have in mind and put it all together. They’re job, as the title suggests, is to design your interior. You come to them with ideas you like and colors you want and they will help guide you through the planning and implementing stages of your project. Turn to Pinterest to gather inspiration on remodels other have done to show your interior design so that they can help capture your vision as much as possible.

Pinterest is one of the most infamous places homeowners gather inspiration on for their home. Although and interior designer’s job is not to be a project manager In some cases, an interior designer will also help guide you with getting the space ready to be remodeled as well.

When it comes to actually preparing the space to ensure things go as smooth as possible, a good path is to just ask your contractor what needs to be done beforehand so that the process is as smooth and stress free as possible. Simple things like pulling all of your items out of the old cabinets and drawers so that the contractor doesn’t have to stop and ask what’s staying and going. Another way to prepare the space to make things easier is to make a clear pathway, free of obstructions, from the space being remodeled to the outside of the home where items are being staged and stored. This eliminates the possibility of items being bumped and damaged due to not enough clearance in walkways.

One of the best way to ensure your home is fully prepared is to ask that question to your contractor maybe a week or two prior to the start date of your project and getting a list together of what’s recommended so that you each can have an action list of items that need to be done to help both you as the homeowner out and the contractor. Remodels are stressful enough. There is no need to add to the stress by assuming that the contractor will just handle everything or the contractor assuming that you as the homeowner will read their minds and have everything perfect when they arrive to start the project. As the saying goes, “the squeaky wheel gets the grease”. If your contractor doesn’t already give you a list of items to do to plan for your remodel project, ask specific questions and things will go much smoother.

If you’re ever in need of remodeling, flooring, or other carpentry services in the Reno/Sparks area, call us at Paramount Craftsman Services today to schedule an in-home consultation.


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