When you’re ready to start a new home remodeling project, there are a few important questions to ask yourself and your remodeler:
Whether your space is no longer functional, you want to update its style, or are simply ready for a change, it’s important to understand what is not working. In the first few minutes of our initial meeting, we’ll help you determine the specific reason(s) you want to make a change. What is it about your current situation that you don’t like? Once we know the answer, we can help you find a solution.
We find that clients who come in for the first time are excited yet overwhelmed to start a new project. Well-intentioned advice from friends and family, coupled with the endless ideas available on the web, can feel like home remodeling information overload. Our approach is to simplify the clutter and focus on how you want to use the space. This first step sets a purposeful intention for our subsequent design recommendations.
We recommend working with a contractor who is licensed and makes you feel comfortable. Using a licensed general contractor is important to be sure the work will be up to code. Our clients benefit from our relationships with many licensed general contractors through our membership in the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) of Madison.
The length of your home remodeling project will always depend on the scope of the project. A typical kitchen remodel can take anywhere from 4-6 weeks, but if we are moving walls or making large structural changes, your timeline could be extended to 8-12 weeks. The good thing is that you’ll always know what is happening and when – no surprises here.
To help you determine how much your home remodeling project will cost, we provide a 3-column budget with varying options and levels of financial investment. It’s our mission to educate clients on the factors that determine the cost so you can prioritize how you want to spend your hard-earned money.
Have more questions about starting a home remodeling project? Get in touch with one of our designers today at 608.271.8241.