Whole Home Remodel Basics: Where Do I Start?

Whether you just purchased a “fixer upper” or you’ve lived in your home for years without making any upgrades, you are ready for a home makeover. Remodeling a home is an exciting but daunting process that should be viewed as a major project that will be completed in steps. This leads us to a very common homeowner question: where do you start?

At Builder Boy, we are a licensed general contractor and full-service home remodeling company. We work with our residential customers to streamline their renovations and bring their design ideas to life. While every project is different, we have compiled some of our best tips on how to start an entire home renovation so that the project is not overwhelming.

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Where To Start When Remodeling Your Home

  1. Decide on what your remodeling goals are.
  2. Set your budget.
  3. Decide on the design style of your home.
  4. Hire the right contractor to oversee the project.

Decide On What Your Remodeling Goals Are

Saying you’re doing a “whole home remodel” has different meanings to different people. Are you redoing every square foot of the entire house, or just the kitchen and bathrooms? Does the kitchen need a complete renovation, or is it just in need of some new paint and cabinets?

Make a remodeling plan by deciding on which rooms your remodel is going to include and what you want to be done to them.

Set Your Budget

Knowing how much financing you have to work with is critical to properly planning your remodel. This will decide how extensive the remodel is going to be and which materials best fit your budget. 

You also have to decide how you will pay for your remodel. If you choose to avoid payments, you’ll want to use savings or liquid assets. If you need some extra financing for your project, you can see if you qualify for a home improvement loan such as a home equity loan. 

Decide On The Design Style of Your Home

What look are you going for- modern, traditional, farmhouse? Remodeling gives you the opportunity to “start from scratch” from a design perspective, so now is the time to decide what you want the style and overall vibe of your home to be. Already having an idea of what interior design style you want to use will also help you choose the right contractor. Look at the previous work they’ve done to see if it aligns with the aesthetic you are looking to achieve.

Hire The Right Contractor To Oversee The Project

The success of your remodel comes down to putting the project in the right hands. Follow our tips to hire the right contractor and don’t be afraid to interview multiple contractors until you find the one that you feel is the best fit for the job.

Getting Ready For Your Whole Home Remodel

When you decide on doing a home remodel, find a quality contractor like Builder Boy that will go above and beyond to make sure the outcome of your remodel is everything you dreamed it would be. Take the first step to starting your project by requesting a free estimate today.