Custom Home Remodeling 101

Posted on: 1 July 2021

Many benefits come with remodeling or renovating your custom home, including increasing the value of your home. In the end, it boils down to you living in a house that you love, with all the modern conveniences it should afford you.

It also means you can be certain that you're safe in your home, with no chance of a leaky roof, for instance, or bad air conditioning. With all its benefits, custom home remodeling requires commitment and a lot of preparation. The following are things to consider while preparing for the remodel.

How to Prepare for the Remodel

How well you prepare for the custom home renovation will determine how well the process will go. The first thing you need to have is a clear budget. This will create a ceiling to how much you can do and can help you determine if you can do a full remodel or renovate some rooms in the house. If you need to renovate the entire house, but your money falls short, you can then choose to look for a home equity loan.

With a clear budget, you can now do detailed research on the costs of the materials you might need. For instance, you might want granite countertops, but you can use quartz countertops instead as they're cheaper and just as effective with a low budget. Your research will also help you choose the best contractors for the job who will fit your budget.

Avoid Common Mistakes

A lot can go wrong with a custom home remodel without preparation. For starters, you need to know what needs to be done first, whether you want to undertake the renovation yourself or use a contractor. For example, the floors should always be the last thing to renovate. For instance, if you do the floors but have to install your kitchen quartz countertops, you can ruin the floors with the cement and sand needed in the process.

For a good flow, consider begining with the exteriors. Doing the exteriors first may reduce the chances of redoing some of the walls later. For instance, if you want to add a room on the outside, handling the walls and plumbing after you're done with the interiors can cause leakages. This will add to the cost of the project due to the repairs needed. 

Also, be clear on the plans. Label where what goes, what's useful, and what isn't. Don't let any detail get ignored. It's the small details that can make or break a great project.