A whole-home renovation can seem like a daunting and stressful task. With proper planning and preparation, however, it can be a smooth and stress-free process. If you’ve been putting off your whole-home renovation because you simply didn’t know where to start, we’re here to help. Here are three essential steps to take before embarking on a whole-home renovation.
Decide on a Design and Style
Are you going for a modern, sleek look? Or perhaps a more classic style? Whatever your preferred style, you’ll want to make sure that styling in major areas like your kitchen and living room is consistent. While you can afford to get a bit more creative and personal in smaller, more private rooms like bathrooms and bedrooms, you’ll need to decide on an overall design and style for your whole-home renovation.
Spend some time researching different styles and designs and pick one that best reflects what you’re going for. Create a renovation wishlist. Show this to friends and family to gauge their opinion and consult a professional interior designer if possible. While some renovation contractors may not offer the service, at Kurmak Builders, our team of design experts will work with you and do their utmost to design a home that’s tailored to your individual needs and preferences.
Plan A Budget
There are so many things to consider when planning a whole-home renovation, but perhaps one of the most important is your budget. Your budget determines aspects like what kind of services you can afford to hire, what kind of design you go for, appliances, fixtures, fittings, paint, and so on. Deciding on a sufficient budget is paramount to ensuring you both get what you want and don’t spend a fortune where you don’t have to. At this stage, it’s worth getting in touch with a few professional home renovation companies for a quotation. This will give you a basic idea of how much you should budget for your renovation and help you choose the right contractor.
Moreover, it’s always advisable to overestimate your budget by a few hundred or even a thousand dollars. No matter how much you plan, it’s not unusual for renovation projects to go slightly over budget, especially when working with an unfamiliar contractor. To avoid going over budget, be sure to only work with reputable contractors and get it on paper that they’ll stick to your budget no matter what.
Draw Up A Realistic Timeline
In addition to planning a budget, creating a realistic timeline for your renovation is key to reducing stress and boosting your confidence throughout the project. Whether you plan on carrying out the renovation yourself or with a contractor, creating a timeline and sticking to it gives you peace of mind in knowing when your house will be back to normal again. Like with your budget, giving yourself some breathing room with your timeline can help keep you calm and focused — especially if it’s your first time conducting a whole-home renovation.
If you’re working with a renovation company, giving them an idea of when you expect the project to be done will help them estimate whether your proposed schedule is feasible. In most cases, full-service home renovation contractors will create the timeline themselves and keep you updated every step of the way.
Get Started On Your Whole-Home Renovation in Calgary
At Kurmak Builders, we offer full-service whole-home renovations. From the initial design until project completion, we’re with you every step of the way and do our best to take the stress and guesswork out of your renovation. What’s more, we provide fixed pricing, realistic timelines, and world-class customer service to ensure no unexpected surprises during the renovation project. Check out our range of Calgary custom home renovation services or contact us online to book your complimentary consultation today.