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3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting Your Home Renovation

21 Aug

Date: August 21, 2015

Author: Andrea Suarez


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INTRODUCTION:

Home renovation projects are so important! How do you know where to start? By the end of this blog post, you'll be able to determine what questions to ask as you start thinking about your construction project. 


Reflection is key to decision making! Before you decide what direction to take with your new project you need  to ask the following questions. They will help you refine your project goal.  

1. What is lacking in the current space/area?

Are you and your loved ones confined in a too-tight space? Is the layout of your dining room and kitchen not working? What is it about the space or area that is causing the problem? Asking yourself these key questions will give you a solid idea of the kind of project you need.  

2. What other family or lifestyle considerations do you have? 

Do you need more room to entertain? Do you plan on adding another member to your family or household, like a mother-in-law or another child? Do you have a grown son or daughter moving back in, or moving out to go to college? All of these things can potentially factor into the kind of project plan you need. 

3. What future needs should be considered in the design? 

How long do you plan on staying in the house? Projects plans for a temporary residence (1-2 years) may look different than project plans for a forever home. 



CONCLUSION:

Putting a bit of effort into asking these questions will help you refine your construction project goals. The more clarity you have about what you want, the better you'll be able to articulate to a contractor what you want, and the more chance you have of getting a finished product that thrills you!