It’s important to have the right remodeling mentality when starting a project, here are a few tips to help you prepare ahead of time. By having realistic expectations and working together with your project team, everyone will save time and prevent headaches, especially once construction starts.

Prepare for Proactive Communication

When we decide to work together to complete a home renovation project, we consider it an equal partnership between our team and the homeowner. We emphasize that communication should always be going both ways within the relationship for the best project experience.

Throughout your project, communication with your remodeling team is key; it will help the process go smoother and ultimately lead to a more rewarding remodeling experience. Your designer and your project manager will plan periodic check-ins but may not necessarily give you day-by-day reports on progress.

Ask questions and voice concerns early so your team can address them. This will minimize miscommunication for both you and your remodeling team.

Designer explains Remodeling Mentality

Keep an Open Mind

Whether you have a clear vision for your remodel or are just starting, keeping an open mind when working with a designer is essential. At Advance Design, our designers are equipped with experience and creativity to balance functional design with your personal needs. Brilliant design solutions are often realized when clients keep an open mind and communicate often with their designer. New ideas and design directions may be suggested within a designer-client partnership, which can spark further inspiration and lead to a better design solution than you had initially anticipated.

Prepare Storage and Temporary Spaces

Thinking ahead and prepping your home for a remodel will prevent stress and keep daily life functional while construction occurs.

Remember to move any valuables out of the work area to prevent equipment from accidentally damaging items of importance. While workers in your home will do their best to respect your space, clearing the workspace of personal items will make it easier for work to be completed and put your mind at ease. Creating space for materials and deliveries at your residence ahead of time is also a smart move to help keep workspaces organized and purposeful while your crew works to complete demolition and construction.

Chances are, your remodel is happening in a high-traffic area of your home. To keep your family organized and minimize stress, consider setting up temporary spaces in other areas of your home. If you are planning a kitchen remodel, consider setting up a temporary kitchen to save stress down the line when work begins. Meal prepping, disposable dishware, and small appliances will help everyday dining function smoothly. You can always ask your remodeling team for ideas of how to make your home functional during your specific project, as they have plenty of experience with clients living through a remodel and would be happy to help you set up a temporary space.

Remodeling Mentality - Temporary Kitchen

Temporary Kitchen Setup

Remodeling Mentality: Trust the Process

The nature of remodeling is not a simple process, and each project will have debris, dust, noise, and unexpected challenges no matter how much prep work is done. With the right team, however, you will not have to face these challenges on your own. Our goal at Advance Design isn’t just to complete your remodel but also to partner with and guide you through the process, minimize issues, and get you through any unexpected challenges. Remodeling projects may feel never-ending while construction is happening but remember that the disarray is only temporary. Focus on the end-result and be patient through the process, and soon you will have a beautiful new space to enjoy for many years to come. The wait will be well worth it!

Common Sense Remodeling

Advance Design created a unique process we call “Common Sense Remodeling” to combat the natural challenges that come with remodeling a home. It’s a systematic step-by-step way of completing a renovation that makes sure every detail is addressed. With the objective of providing the best remodeling experience possible, Advance boasts nearly 30 years of successful client projects completed successfully.

Our award-winning design team would love to create a beautiful, functional, and spacious place for you and your family. With our “Common Sense Remodeling” approach, the process of renovating your home has never been easier. Contact us today at 847-836-2600 or schedule an appointment.