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Things to Consider When Planning to Renovate Your Home

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Where should you start renovating your house? Even renovating a single room may be a huge task, but you don’t have to do it all at once, or alone. Use this guide to better understand how to start renovating a house and get a glimpse at the things you will need to consider when you renovate your home.

Reflect on Your Needs 

Deciding on your own priorities and tastes is a smart place to start. Your priorities will determine which rooms you’ll focus on, and which problems in your home you’ll want to solve first. For some, jumping into a total main floor renovation is best. For others starting with one room at a time works for them. Either way, it’s important to understand the scope of your project before you do any other planning. 

Second, do the fun part of looking at inspiration photos online to get a sense of the features and styles you want in your home. Focusing on specific colours and items is great, but it is also useful to get an idea of more general style trends that you’re drawn to. A great designer will be able to find specifics you love from the general trends you appreciate. 

Get Your Guide 

Once you have an idea of what you might want, you’re in a better position to start looking for a contractor. You want to work with someone who can achieve the kind of results that you’re looking for. However, you don’t want to get so far into the planning process that you’re not open to new ideas. 

Many people ask, “do I need a contractor to remodel my house?” It’s a wise idea to get one, even if you have some remodeling skills, a professional can make it cheaper, faster, and get you better results than you could have achieved for yourself. 

One of the wisest ways to approach a renovation is to ask contractors whose design skills you trust what kind of results they can achieve with your space. Talented designers will have unique solutions for your space’s problems, which you may have never seen. That’s one of the reasons that getting a contractor involved early is wise. 

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Measure and Collaborate 

Once you have your renovation professionals, they will want to look at your home and measure any spaces you plan on renovating. Then, they’ll want to talk with you to understand your current plans, needs, and style. To us, the design process is all about collaboration. You understand your needs and taste. We understand design principles and we bring unique solutions to your problems. Together, we can create the perfect space for you. 

We’ll present you with a design, and an outline when you approve it. The outline will include exactly what we will be doing and when. It’s kind of like your home renovation checklist, but much more in-depth. 

Renovate Your Home With an Expert

Renovating your home is as simple as trusting the experts at Artisan Contracting by J.Ott. Contact us today.