Home Remodeling: What to Know Before You Start Your Denver Remodel
Deciding to go through with a home remodeling project is a big decision. For homeowners who aren’t ready to say goodbye to their current home and want to improve it, or for people looking to sell their home and improve its ROI, remodels are a great option. (Read up on Kitchen remodel ROIs and bathroom remodel ROIs here.)
When it comes to remodeling your home, there are some important factors to consider and choices to make before the first nail is hammered or wall repainted. Let’s break down some of the key things to do before you get started on your home remodel, so you can tackle your home improvement project with confidence.
Home Remodeling Tips: What You Should Do Before You Get Started
While there will be many more decisions to make as you get further along in the process of your remodel, here are two key things to determine prior to beginning.
Determine Who Will Be the Best Fit for Your Project
There are many different ways you can approach a remodel. You can go the route of a high-touch, full-service design firm like Gather & Spruce. Or, you can manage the project yourself and find your own tradespeople to assist.
Regardless of which path you choose, make sure to do your research. Check out portfolios and websites, and find a design team or contractor that has worked with homes and styles that fit your preferences. Before signing someone to a project, make sure you meet with them to ensure your personalities will work well together. Taking the time upfront to research will pay dividends during the remodeling process, and you’ll be much happier with the end results.
Also, if you go the design-remodel route, make sure they have a reputable construction team. For example, at Gather & Spruce, our co-owner is a licensed general contractor, and our combined experience runs over 5 decades between our team. Overall, we receive rave reviews for our construction crew, and each of them brings something completely different, leading to a well-rounded team of professionals.
Create Mood Boards to Share with the Designer
Having an idea of some of the materials, colors and layouts you want to achieve with your remodel before heading into your initial meeting with the designer is a good idea. Doing so will give the designer a better understanding of your style preferences, making it easier for them to assist in creating the vision for your remodel. Check out Houzz or Pinterest to get started on creating your inspiration boards!
If you’re not a handy DIYer though, a remodel can be daunting to take on all by yourself. While some home improvement projects can be done by even the most novice of DIYers, a large remodeling is best done by partnering with an experienced interior design and remodeling team.
That’s where Gather & Spruce comes into the picture.
Why Gather & Spruce is the Perfect Partner for Your Home Remodeling Project
From helping you outline your project, to helping you design and bring to life your dream home, Gather & Spruce is the perfect interior design and remodeling team for your project. Here’s why.
Our Philosophy Emphasizes Your Needs and Style
At Gather & Spruce, we take the time to understand what you’re looking for in your remodel, from both a design and function standpoint. We believe that a successful remodel is a perfect marriage between those two aspects.
We Have Extensive Experience
When looking for a partner to help you find success with your remodel, make sure you choose a team with experience. Our founder, Cherstin Toney, has over 15 years of experience in design and brings a fresh and timeless perspective with all her work.
Learn more about Cherstin and the rest of our team here!
Our Process Keeps It Simple and Fun!
Remodels can be stressful. Our goal is to make it both simple and fun for you. We’ll meet with you to discuss your remodel, guide you through any tough decisions and choose the right materials for the job. We’ll then bring those materials to your home and get started on the project. Essentially, you can achieve the home of your dreams without ever leaving it!
In addition, our clients really enjoy the fact we use fixed costs and an all-in-one upfront pricing model to further simplify the process.