Home remodeling in San Diego is an expensive project, home remodeling in general can be expensive. You need to have a sizeable budget and a decent plan in place before proceeding. Home remodeling is mostly a personal project that homeowners do with a passion.
If you have never been involved in home remodeling before, planning what to do ahead of the actual work can get confusing and tiresome, especially when the project involves different rooms and bathrooms. Here is our take on how to have a successful home remodeling project, one room at a time:
The porch is the very first thing anyone sees when glancing at your house. If the porch is unkempt or unclean, it may create a bad first impressions on neighbors, passersby and guests visiting your home. If your porch needs remodeling, you can opt for either a basic resetting of the porch or an entire overhaul, depending on your budget. You can replace the stairs, set up potted plants as decorations and add a sitting area.
This is the first room someone sees when entering your house. If the porch is clean but the living room looks old or lived-in despite your best attempts to keep the area as clean and organized as possible, then it needs some serious redesign. Basic redesign involves fixing any cracks and a new paint job, whereas extensive redesign includes increasing/decreasing the size of the room, replacing the fireplace, replacing lighting fixtures and many more.
Bedrooms are often at the bottom of the list in remodeling plans, because it is the place where we spend the least amount of time awake in a home. However, if you are not happy with the way your bedroom looks or if the room has cracks and paint peeling off walls, then remodeling the room is a good idea. You can choose to remodel only one bedroom or all the bedrooms in your house. Not much is usually involved in bedroom remodeling unless you need to replace furniture, doors and windows.
Kitchen is often the very first room to be remodeled, and for a good reason. We all want the place where we spend the most amount of time and time prepping food to be clean and bring us joy. Kitchen remodeling may take off a big chunk of your remodeling project depending on the number of areas needing remodeling. Basic remodeling includes repainting walls and replacing shelves/cupboards, whereas extensive remodeling includes replacing the floor, countertops, dining table, appliances and plumbing. Just like with every other room, make a list of things that you need to replace so that you can plan the project within your budget.
Bathrooms come second in the list of most popular rooms to renovate. Just like a kitchen, a neat and modern bathroom is more of an ambience factor than necessity factor, hence the desire to quickly replace any broken tiles or sinks. While a bathroom remodeling project is not as exhaustive as kitchen remodeling, it still involves a lot of things depending on what exactly you need to renovate. Basic renovations include repainting the walls, changing the faucets, repairing cracks in walls and cleaning the drain pipes. Extensive remodeling includes replacing tiles, plumbing, bathtubs, sinks, installation of new cabinets and so on.
No matter which rooms you need to renovate, make sure to inspect every room personally and create a list of things you need to remodel or want to replace. Call a remodeling contractor, show them your plans and ask for a quote. This way, you can add or remove the list of tasks depending on your preferred budget.