What to Tell Your Builder When Remodeling Your Home

Starting Home Remodels It all starts with a thought. You’re standing in your kitchen and looking at the countertops and thinking, “I wonder what they’d look like in a different color?” Or “All my friends seem to have granite countertops and I don’t. Should I get them?” Once you get a thought in your head, and it won’t seem to go away, you’re thinking, “Now where do I start?”

When considering home remodeling projects, you’re most likely going to want to connect with a builder like Reynolds Home Builders. Maybe you want to add more space to your living quarters, or you want to change the cabinets in your kitchen, or you want to spruce up your home before you sell it to garner a higher selling price…Where do you begin?

Where do you begin?

Starting a Remodel With Your Home Builder

First, make a list of your wants and needs. Then prioritize it. With regards to this list, you’ll want to look at design ideas in magazines and/or online to get an idea of what’s available today. If possible, cut out things you like and paste them on posterboard all in one spot (or print out pics from the Internet for this purpose). It’s great to visualize what you need/want before you actually go ahead and spend the money on it. While doing this process, consider things like size, color, and lighting. Also, keep in mind that more and more people are “going green,” so ask yourself, “Do I want environmentally-friendly materials for this?”

After getting an idea of what you’d like to accomplish, next comes the hard part: budgeting. Look over your bank account(s) and determine how much money you can afford to spend on home improvement projects at this time.

You can call around to various companies and ask for price quotes on jobs you might like to have done. Oftentimes, people will get “three quotes” before they have work done on their home. Then they weigh different factors to determine who to “go with,” which oftentimes comes down to price and how responsive/thorough the person/company was in initial meetings and correspondence.

If you’re in the Tallahassee area, and you have a good idea of a home improvement/remodeling project you’d like done to your house, contact Reynolds Home Builders today at 850-508-5076.

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