Overcoming Remodeling Anxiety
If you are in the midst of remodeling your home then I can fully understand and realize how much anxiety this undertaking creates, as my wife and I remodeled our home last year.
First of all, one must develop a budget to decide how much you want to spend and how much you can afford to spend. There are two different concepts here. And believe me, it will take more than you want to spend. At least, it seems that way with many of my dealings in the industry over the last 35 years.
You might ask, how do I set up a budget? If you have never done a project before, at least on a home, I suggest you explore Remodeling Magazines’ Annual spread on Cost vs. Value. You can find it on the web at http:// www.remodeling.hw.net/cost-vs-value/2015/. At this site, you will be able to see what comparable projects are costing in your area. If you get to the point where you figure the costs are too high, then you may want to reconsider doing the project.
The next step is to accumulate ideas as to what exactly you want to see as a finished project. That means a lot of research, running around town and on the internet. This is where much of the anxiety is created. Do you know what you want and do you know what is available? Two very distinct questions. Some individuals can come into our studio and find the countertop they want and the cabinet doors and stain finish they like.
Others cannot. If you cannot, then you may need to see some more ideas. Try going to the website Houzz.com or check out my pages on Houzz by selecting “pro” and then type in my name, Randal G. Winter. Here you will find an overwhelming amount of ideas, but at least, it is a way to start without driving all around town.
Please read the continuation of the article in the June issue of The Magazine of Santa Clarita.
Randal G. Winter Construction, Inc. proudly serving the Santa Clarita Valley for over 35 years. For more information, please call 661-799-8089 or visit our website at: www.RGWinter.com.
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