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Apr

Get the Best Results with a Renovation Strategy

If you have the urge to change and reimagine the spaces inside your home, it can be easy to get ahead of yourself. You make grandiose plans that leave you struggling to maintain your sanity and the balance in your pocketbook, all the while failing to end with the product you desire.

You can avoid these pains by adopting a renovation strategy. The overarching tactics for any remodel can be summed up in three steps: the planning phase, the work phase and the appraisal phase.

Step One: Planning and Logistics

The oldest adage in carpentry and construction is “measure twice, cut once.” Before you even begin to move your home around or call in the renovators, you need to draw up a comprehensive plan of what you expect the remodel to look like once completed.

If you don’t already have a blueprint of your home, take measurements of the rooms you intend to change along with their major features. For a kitchen remodel, this would typically mean getting measurements for the total area, cabinets (both high and low), refrigerator, oven and accessories, such as a hanging rack for pots and pans or the spice rack on the wall.

In the mood for really shaking things up? Consider improving your kitchen cabinets with a custom cabinet design. A bathroom remodel will need similar measurements taken, but you’ll have to add in the locations of items like the sink, toilet, tub and so forth.

Before you even begin to move your home around or call in the renovators, you need to draw up a comprehensive plan of what you expect the remodel to look like once completed.

If you plan on hiring help from a professional renovation company, you should include the renovation team in the planning process. Communicate with the hired hands about what tasks you expect them to perform, how you want the final product to look and how much it’s going to cost. A professional remodeling and renovation service can also help the creative process of drawing up blueprints, coming up with new ideas for unused spaces and turning your dreams into an actionable plan.

Step Two: The Chaos of a Working Environment

The home is typically the one safe, stable place in a world full of maddening change and competing wills. But even the smallest home remodeling project can send that sense of serenity into a spiral of anxiety.

There will be the spatial disruption of pieces of your home being ripped out and replaced with new parts. Not to mention the sounds of hammering, sawing and moving can make it difficult to carry on normal business. Be sure you’re ready for this disruption, and don’t let yourself become angry or flustered. Before you know it, your home will be a home again, rather than a construction zone.

The Final Step: Enjoying the Renovations

Of course, you won’t enjoy your renovations unless they are finished according to your personal taste and to the industry standards for safety and quality. To ensure that your home will become more attuned to your family’s personality and style, call on Daso Custom Cabinetry for highly detailed custom cabinets, woodworking, and remodeling throughout the kitchen, bathroom and beyond. We’ll take care of your home as if it were our own, so you can rest easy knowing that when we’re through, you’ll be able to rest easy.