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A Quick Guide to Getting Started With Remodeling a Home

blueprints-for-house-constructionYou have a big vision for your home this year: remodeling. Maybe a few rooms, maybe most of the house. This is a major project, perhaps bigger than any other home project you might take on aside from building a new house. How do you approach it?

The easiest way is to break it down into steps. Below is our quick guide to get you started on a successful home remodel.

First, start to gather ideas

You’ve probably already started this step, and it can be a great deal of fun. This is when you imagine what you might want from your remodel based on various trends and ideas that are available everywhere online. It’s okay to dream a bit here—it can help you locate new ideas.

Now, begin to focus on what you need

You’ve bookmarked numerous sites, printed up favorite remodeling images, done the homework on different styles. Now start to prioritize. Why do you want a remodel? Write down the top five achievements you want to get from doing a home remodel, from adding more space, making better use of space, increasing storage, making home entertaining easier, raising the house value, etc. Get some concrete goals. 

Understand what DIY can actually mean

People today are obsessed with doing projects DIY, and a lot of this comes from bloggers, vloggers, and influencers who spread around myths about how easy it can be and how much it can save. Most DIY claims are actually disguising numerous hidden costs and outright fabrications about what materials and labor entail. If you think you can do a home remodel for $19,000 due to DIY advice, we’re here to tell you that you most certainly can’t. Nor would you want to. This goes into our next step… 

Consider your budget

This is tricky, because there’s no single plan you can look to that will help you plan—every budget is different. But since you did the step above, you’ll know about where you’re going to focus your efforts, and what you might be able to eliminate. Set down a maximum you’re willing to spend. In your earlier research, you probably got a good idea of what the costs might be (ignoring the outlandish DIY claims).

Find the right contractor

This is maybe the easiest step. At least, we think so, because we’re one of the top contractors in the area and have a long history of successful projects. When you choose us, you can cut out a bunch of steps that we would otherwise have included on this list, such as finding subcontractors and working with a designer. We handle all steps of the remodeling process in-house, starting with the design through getting permits to the construction to the finishing touches. Once you’ve got the right home remodeling in Los Angeles, CA, most of the rest of the job will take care of itself.

When you’re ready for that big step, call us to request an estimate. You’ll soon have a good idea what you want to achieve, and we’ll help you make it a reality.

Advanced Builders & Contractors has served the Los Angeles Area for Over 16 years. Request an estimate today.

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