Are ready to start remodeling your home? There is a lot that goes into the process and hiring the most qualified contractor is one of the most important. Before you hire a contractor, ask for references and fits the best with what your visioning.
As you move forward with your remodel, know what is important to you. There might be many items/details you want in your home and knowing which are a priority is important. Keep a wishlist as well because you never know when you will be able to make something a reality from your list.
Be realistic in setting your budget because if you set too big of a budget you can put yourself too much at risk. Speak with a loan officer at your bank or credit union to know what you can afford and how much you may be able to stretch in your budget.
After you have set your budget and know what is important to you, find out what the builder includes in their base price. It is important both you and your contractor know what is expected in the relationship and the terms are set so there will be no unwanted surprises as you move forward with the remodel.
There are many things going on when you are remodeling, be sure to view the floor plan and do a walk through (repeatedly) to ensure nothing is overlooked, no mistakes were made, and keep the communication lines open with your contractor.
Remember, remodeling your home can be a long process. Keep your sense of humor, do things to reduce stress, and keep your vision clear. In the end, it will be worth it to have your home exactly as you want it.