Your Life Has Changed. Has your home adapted? You’ve returned home after a long, busy day. As you enter the house, you take your first real deep breath. A wave of comfort washed over you; any tension that’s followed you home gets left at the door. Everything about this house feels like it was made with your well-being in mind, from the natural light to the open spaces. You greet your partner and settle into the perfectly appointed living room for a relaxing night of home-cooked food and favorite shows.
Has it been a while since you’ve felt this way about your house? As luxury homebuilders with decades of experience, we know better than most just how important it is for you to absolutely be one with your surroundings. If you’re feeling out of sync in a place you spend a large percentage of your life, it may be time to give your home a well-calculated update.
Here are five questions you need to consider when you’re thinking about remodeling your home.
1.) What’s changed since you first moved in?
What your family needs from a house typically shifts over the years. As your family grows older, so do the essential requirements of your home. Renovating offers the opportunity to reassess your priorities with an open mind.
2.) Do you have a vision for your renovation?
Get clear on how your space can better serve you at this stage of life and the next. Our team of designers can take your wants/needs and draw a schematic plan as the starting point. Discussing your wants/needs with our designers is better equipped to understand what will provoke those sighs of contentment each time you walk through the threshold.
3.) What are your motivations for remodeling?
While renovations can bolster your house’s dollar value, design decisions shouldn’t entirely revolve around what you think will garner the highest offer. You will want your home to feel tailored to you just like it once was.
4.) In the meantime, where will you be?
Once the renovation is underway, you’re not going to want to live in the disarray of drywall coming own and flooring being laid. Ensure you plan your renovation, considering that you will need to find a place to reside for a little while. Many people think this a great time to take an extended staycation at the hotels and resorts they’ve had their eyes on. It’s hard to feel stressed about a home renovation when you’re being pampered by the pool, enjoying a frozen cocktail, or two.
5.) How should you choose a contractor?
This is the most crucial part of the whole remodeling process. When it comes to who will administer your home’s facelift, your choice should be highly referred, with outstanding credentials. Certifications and professional designations are a plus. They should be able to provide you with reference for similar luxury-home projects.
You’re essentially looking for an excellent service provider, so prioritize companies that exceed expectations while maintaining a history of getting home improvement done on time and within budget. Renovating a home is an exciting and fulfilling experience as long as you’re partnered with a team that knows how to bring your vision to life.
Tongue & Groove Design + Build has completed successful custom renovations for homeowners across the Wilmington area. If you’re ready to realize your redesign, reach out to our team, and we will help you get started.