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When Should You Remodel?

Updated: Nov 3, 2022

Everyone has something in their home that they would like to change. Bigger kitchen cabinets. A nicer shower. More closet space. The question is: when’s the best time to do it? Let me provide you with four questions to ask yourself when getting started.


1. What do you DISLIKE about your space?

This may seem like an obvious question, but clearly identifying your "pain points" can get you one step closer to a plan of action. First, try making a list of what details really matter to you and have it on hand when you call the remodeling company. If you are struggling to identify exactly what about your space you dislike, hiring a design team, whether through an interior design firm or a design-build contractor, can help answer these questions. They’ll help you work out the logistics.

2. What do you LIKE about your space?

Knowing what you like about the space you’re remodeling can be just as important as knowing what you dislike. It tells you what about the space can stay the same, and it helps to set the budget. Not liking the coloration of your room doesn’t necessarily mean you need to redo your room. Maybe the walls are fine, and it’s the flooring that needs attention. You’ll save yourself a lot of time by identifying the things you’d like to keep the same in the space or spaces you want to remodel. Consider making a second list, this one stating the things that you would like to stay the same. That way, when it comes time to make the official decision on what needs to change, you feel one-hundred-percent confident in your decision. This also leads into the next question.

3. What is your personal style?

It can be easy to let the ideas and opinions of others sway you. Neighbors, family members, spouses… even blogs on redecorating can lead to people thinking they want a particular type of remodel that they really don’t. Lots of designs look nice but aren’t necessarily what you want to see every day. It’s important to stop and think about what you want to see every single day, regardless of how impressive it will or won’t be to the neighbors. It’s your house and your space. While the design team will help take your ideas and make them a reality, having a firm grasp on how you want the space to look can save a lot of time and money.

4. Should I Hire a Remodeling Company?

For smaller projects, like repainting a room, probably not. For medium sized and larger projects though, the answer is almost always ‘yes.’ Remodeling on your own can be messy, time consuming, expensive, and often leads to hiring a remodeling company regardless. By hiring a trusted company to do your remodeling from the very beginning, you don’t just save time and money. You also get to rest easy knowing it’ll look good at the end.

Once you’ve answered all these questions and are confident in your desire to remodel, call us at 402-403-2378. We’re excited to work with you!

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