If you have outgrown your current Scappoose home, but don’t want the hassle of moving, custom remodeling can be a great option for you. Remodeling your current home will allow you to bring your home up-to-date, add space, or even move around your current layout to make your home work for your changing needs. There are two ways to go abo
ut home remodeling projects: the DIY way and by hiring a professional contractor to remodel your home for you.
Hire a professional Scappoose remodeling contractor to remodel your home, the work can be done quicker, more professionally then you may be able to do it yourself, and they can also help you to get the most out of your remodeling project. Contractors will be able to help you plan and lay out your remodeling project to add value to your home.
But hiring a professional can be expensive, and many homeowners choose to do most of the work themselves. This will save you on the cost of labor, if you are willing to give up all of your vacation time and weekends to this massive project. Homeowners can choose to do projects over time, concentrating on one small area of the home at a time. Either way you choose to go, there are quite a few things you want to decide before even beginning the search for a contractor or starting the blueprints for your remodel.
First, make a list of all of the areas of your home you plan to remodel. Make sure prioritize them; if you want the kitchen redone most of all, even before the powder room and the sun room addition, you can make sure to get the kitchen you want, even if you have to sacrifice other, not-so-worthy projects. If your budget does not allow you to remodel all of the rooms you were hoping to, remember that a new coat of paint, some new flooring, or even simply knocking down a wall between two rooms can really change a space. Consider alternatives to your complete remodel for rooms closer to the bottom of your list.
Once all your projects are prioritized, start sketching. Even the least talented artist among us can doodle a few ideas down to get a concept of the feel of the room you would like to accomplish. Also decide on the size of additions, placement of appliances and windows, and begin collecting pictures of the type of space you want to create, or recreate. Compile everything together into a scrapbook or journal, and keep everything in one spot. This will help with the design stages, or will give something for your contractor to draw inspiration from.
Even if you don’t plan to use a Scappoose addition contractor to do all the work, you will want to consult with a designer or architect to make precise plans out of your compilations and sketches. You will need real blueprints for this project. You may also want to begin interviewing potential plumbers, electricians, or contractors for pieces of the project you cannot handle yourself. Now its time to get started, rebuilding your house into a dream home!