Any time you decide to remodel or build an addition, the endless list of options and choices can quickly become overwhelming. Luckily, a little forethought and guidance goes a long way towards making the remodel process a pleasurable one. Here are eight helpful tips from Roshele Allison, Potter Construction’s Senior Designer, that are sure to help get your next remodel or addition off to a smooth start.
It’s important to think about more than just how your new space is going to look. In order to create an addition or remodel you’ll love to live in, you have to think about how it’s going to be used too.
Consider your remodel budget first, and then material choices. Once we know what you can afford, we can design something that fits your budget and your needs.
Upgrades are the number one reason why remodels get more expensive. If you are on a really tight budget, remember that everything extra you add—nicer countertops, a fancy stove, a specialty faucet—also adds dollars to your total cost.
Don’t forget about sales tax. You can write off some of that, but at 9% in Seattle it can add up fast.
Bring in lots of pictures. We need to take what’s in your head and wrap our minds around it. So the more details you can give us, the less time we have to spend refining your design, and the less it will cost you.
Be open to considering a variety of options upfront. Sometimes there is a better way to meet your needs, or you may discover other ideas you like more.
Remember, there is a reason why you hired professionals like Potter Construction for your remodel. You’re paying for our years of experience and professional expertise, so take advantage of them by asking questions and listening to our advice.