Maybe you’ve purchased a home that you love, but the interior design just isn’t your style. Or perhaps you’ve found yourself in an empty nest and you’d like to renovate your home to suit your changing lifestyle. Or possibly you’ve inherited a home that you love, except it isn’t exactly up-to-date. Times like these call for a full house remodeling project, and that can certainly be overwhelming.
Out of the gate, you’ll need to understand that remodeling a whole house is going to take time. You can’t anticipate that everything can be accomplished in a week, or even in a month. Whole-house remodels essentially require gutting your home and renovating every single room, and as such there are many different players involved.
We can help you understand the basics & prepare for a whole home remodeling project
Before you do anything, you’ll want to sit down with a general contractor. This person is going to become your best friend over the course of your remodeling project, because they’ll work with you every step of the way to ensure that all your needs are being met. A general contractor can help you with all aspects of your whole-house remodeling process, from working with codes officials to hiring subcontractors to ordering supplies to maintaining project deadlines.
When you remodel a whole house, there are many aspects to consider. If your home was built before 1980, then you could have some lead concerns. Older homes often used materials that today are considered unsafe, such as lead paint and asbestos ceiling tiles, and a general contractor will help you understand what needs to be done to keep you, your family and workers safe.
Additionally, since a whole-house remodeling project has so many levels, a contractor will help you hire subcontractors for all phases of the project. It is very likely that you’ll need carpenters, plumbers, HVAC professionals, electricians, flooring installers and interior designers, not to mention kitchen and bath experts. Remodeling a whole house is an investment, and you’ll want someone who can help you make the most of your budget and help you create a dream home that you’ll enjoy for years to come.
Another thing you’ll want to consider is whether or not your house will be “live-able” during all or part of the whole house remodeling project. Sometimes people consider staying with relatives or finding a short-term rental while their home is in the process of remodeling. Because at different phases of the project you will be without a kitchen and/or bathroom facilities, you will definitely want to think about this.
If you are currently considering a whole-house remodeling project, the Home Builders and Remodelers of Mohawk Valley can help. We’ll put you in touch with a general contractor who can help you remodel your home so that it reflects you, your lifestyle and your personality. Give us a call today, and we’ll be more than happy to help you.