There are several aspects to the remodeling process that play an important role in ensuring your get the best possible remodeling results. One of the most critical parts of your home remodeling project is the design process. What should that process look like?
Sometimes homeowners are a bit confused about how this part of the remodeling process fits
into the overall scheme of a home remodeling From a financial perspective they may wonder what they’re getting in return for their money. We think that’s a legitimate question. This is where you get a “Sneak Peak” or a conceptual idea from your design team. You’ll actually be able to visualize how the project will come together and what it will look like when finished.
Why is design so important? A good design can save time, money, and aggravation. Think of the design as a compass that indicates the direction your project will take. But keep in mind that you’re not just paying for drawings. A drawing is simply the
“So what is the cost versus the value of design”? First off you have to keep in mind that when you are paying for design. You’re not paying for drawings. Drawings are simply the physical representation of the creative process and the roadmap to insure that the project is built to the design specifications. What you’re actually paying for at this stage is the expertise and experience of the design team. How can that make a difference?
Let’s say you want to do an addition to your Naples-area home and you estimate that you’ll need an additional 900 square feet to get the result you want. During a thorough design process the design team may be able to come up with a plan that works some of the existing square footage in your home—with the result that you’ll only need a 500 square foot addition. A design like that can save you thousands of dollars in construction costs.
In contrast, you could hire a remodeler who builds exactly what you tell him or her to build. You’ll save money on design costs, but the savings you’d recognize by going through the design phase could easily be five times as much as what you’d spend on design costs.
If you’d like more information about the whole home remodeling process, including how to set a budget, how to work through the color selection process, what’s involved in the contract, and more, click here to download our helpful, free Remodeling Road Map eBook. The better you understand what’s involved in your remodeling project, the better your chances are of getting the results you really want!