What are the critical success factors for ensuring a successful remodel of your Naples-area home? Relax! It’s really not all that complicated. There’s no mind-boggling formula for ensuring remodeling success. In fact, you can probably achieve extraordinary success with three simple factors.
1. Have a Good Clear Idea of What You Want to Achieve
In the 24 years we’ve been remodeling homes in Florida, we’ve often come across homeowners that wanted to make changes to their existing homes—but weren’t quite sure exactly what they wanted to do. Without a clear idea of what they want to achieve, these homeowners sometimes bounce from one idea to another based on what they hear from friends or see online or in a magazine. While it’s great to collect ideas, it’s really important to get at the real issues—the real reasons you want to remodel. Do you need more space (or more efficient use of space)? Are you looking to open up and lighten up your home? Do you find it difficult to entertain the way you’d like to because the flow of your home doesn’t work well? Do you want to make your home safer and easier to move through so that you can stay in it longer?
2. Develop a Solid Plan That Achieves Your Goals
Once you’ve identified your goals and objectives, you’ll still need to have a clear plan for making those things happen. Whether you’re simply after a “face-lift” for your home that makes in more inviting and comfortable or you’re thinking about significant changes in the flow of your home, a good designer can provide tremendous value. And if you’re working with a design-build remodeler, you’ll not only get great ideas, but you’ll also get ideas that a builder can turn into reality.
3. Prepare Yourself and Your Home
Part of remodeling success means actually enjoying the process. Sometimes homeowners approach a remodeling project with fear and trembling because they don’t know what to expect—and they aren’t quite prepared to deal with it. If you do a little bit of homework and talk with your remodeler about what will happen when, you’ll be a lot more comfortable and stress-free while the project is happening. And there are specific steps you can take to prepare yourself and your home for the process. Here’s a helpful post that talks about specific things you can do to prepare yourself and your home so that you’ll sail right through the remodeling process.
Remodeling your Naples home is an involved process, but if you take a few steps ahead of time, your chances of having a successful (and less stressful) experience will be much better!